# How much sugar should kids drink?

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## How much sugar should kids drink?

For children, the American Heart Association recommends no more than 25 grams (or 6 teaspoons) per day of added sugar. A good rule of thumb to remember is that roughly 4 grams of sugar equals 1 teaspoon of sugar….How Much Sugar Is Hiding in Kids’ Drinks?

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## How do you calculate sugar content in a drink?

Explain that there are 4.2 grams of sugar in 1 teaspoon and that to calculate how many teaspoons of sugar are in each drink they can: Divide the sugar in grams by 4.2 – eg. A soft drink that has 64g of sugar = 15.2 teaspoons of sugar (teacher can write this formula up on the board).

## How much sugar is too much in a soft drink?

The association recommends this: “… Women should consume no more than 100 calories (about 25 grams) of added sugars per day.

## How much sugar is in each soft drink?

How much sugar is in …?

Drink Serving size Sugar per serve (tsp)
Soft drinks
Solo 600mL 17.3
Coca Cola 600mL 16.0
Sprite 600mL 13.0

## Is sugar-free drinks OK for kids?

If you see a fruit drink labeled as “sugar free” then it is a flavored drink sweetened with high-intensity sweeteners. These sugar-free drinks, which are mainly marketed in relation to dieting are unnecessary for kids (and adults).

## How do you calculate sugar?

Start with your calories, and use the first 3 numbers for the 10 percent added sugar goal (1,500 daily calories is 150; 2,400 daily calories is 240). Divide your number by 4 to get daily sugar grams; divide grams by 4 to get your daily teaspoons.

## How much sugar should I take a day?

The AHA suggests an added-sugar limit of no more than 100 calories per day (about 6 teaspoons or 24 grams of sugar) for most women and no more than 150 calories per day (about 9 teaspoons or 36 grams of sugar) for most men.

## What drinks are high in sugar?

This includes soda, pop, cola, tonic, fruit punch, lemonade (and other “ades”), sweetened powdered drinks, as well as sports and energy drinks.

## Which soft drink has least sugar?

Coke Zero has no sugar and is a great option for those who are looking for zero sugar drink. It was first launched in 2005 in the US and is now available in 150 countries. Its popularity with consumers can be gauged by the fact that it is one of the billion dollar revenue brands for Coca-Cola.