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Episode 1 -Added Sugar

Hey Everyone! Welcome to What’s Cooking with Coach? I am your host Coach Kris.

Today we are going to take a look into added sugar in some our favorite snacks and drinks. 

The United States has seen a drastic increase in rates of Obesity and related diseases. 2/3 of adults in the country are now classified overweight or obese. This has doubled since 1985.  A large reason for this can be attributed to the increase in servings and the added sugar that we consume. The average person will consume about 80 pounds of caloric sweeteners per year! Now how is that possible? Let’s show you how easy it can be.



We will be looking into some popular drinks and snacks and let you know what the added sugar looks like!  I have Coca-Cola bottle here, and it is 20 FL oz. It contains 65 grams of added sugar. What does that mean? A lot of people cannot adequately visualize that. So we will measure it out.  65 grams equals 5 Tbl and 1 ¼ tsp. 

(Measure out sugar), (Pour into empty Coca-Cola Bottle).


Every time we have a Coca-Cola we consume that much extra sugar. I have pre-measured some more favorite drinks. Very similar.  

(Show remaining drink visuals)

Now, before I leave, we will look at a dessert favorite. Oreos. They have 14g of added sugar. That is 1 Tbl and ½ tsp.

(Show remaining snack visuals).


We have some more examples of M & Ms and Chips Ahoy Cookies.

The next time we have a dessert or a sugary drink, let’s stop and think about how many added sugars and calories we might are taking in.

For more information on today’s video please visit our blog What’s Cooking with Coach?. There you can find more visuals, charts, and measurement information about this topic.

We hope you enjoyed! See you next time!

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