What You Drink" is a worksheet which is part of
the 5th grade Nutrition Education Program's (NEP)
School Enrichment kit.
kit includes a "Think What You Drink" soda pop
demonstration to show what ingredients are used
in the making of soda and that none of the ingredients
come from the 5
food groups. Classrooms are also provided
a "Think What You Drink" poster which lets students
compare the nutritional value of various drinks
such as fat free milk, fruit juice and soda.
One 5th grader from West Lincoln Elementary wrote,
"I like ... when the teacher got to make the
pop and we told her how much sugar to put in there
and we said 7 [teaspoons] but there is actually
the 2002-03 school year, more than 1,900 students
in 104 Lincoln classrooms experienced an average
of 11 hours of nutrition instruction through the
NEP School Enrichment program. Teachers say, "We
tripled the amount of time we spent teaching students
[nutrition] from four hours to 12 hours."
Education Program (NEP School Enrichment Kits)
Safety and Nutrition
and School Enrichment in Lancaster County