YOU MIGHT WANT TO WATCH WHAT YOUR KIDS DRINK!
It’s hard to say no at times. I brought my grandson to Subway and he had a sandwich but he also wanted a Coca-Cola. I bought a cup but drank half of it and he finished the other half. That, at least, limited his consumption of sugar.
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Sugar has become public health enemy No. 1.
In the following slides, we compare the amount of sugar found in some of America’s top-selling beverages to the sugar found in common sugary snacks.
Click through to see the comparisons. Keep in mind that we are matching the amount of sugar, not calories, in each of the following examples.
A 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola Classic contains 65 grams of sugar, which is the same amount of sugar found in five Little Debbie Swiss Rolls
A 20-ounce bottle of Pepsi contains 69 grams of sugar. Each Little Debbie Swiss Roll contains an estimated 13 grams of sugar.
Tea: Lipton Lemon Iced Tea.
There are 32 grams of sugar in this 20-ounce bottle of iced tea. Each of these 12 Hershey’s Kisses contains approximately 2.5 grams of sugar.
Iced coffee: Starbucks Iced Flavored Latte.
A Grande Starbucks Iced Flavored Latte with 2% milk and your choice of syrup has about 28 grams of sugar. The same amount of sugar is in 2.5 Krispy Kreme donuts.
ARE YOU TEMPTED TO LET YOUR KID SIT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT?
If your car has an airbag, it is extremely dangerous for your kid.
AIRBAGS ARE DANGEROUS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN BECAUSE, BEING SMALL AND SHORT, THEY ARE HIT IN THE FACE BY THE AIRBAG!
Children riding in the front seat can be seriously injured or killed when an air bag comes out in a crash.
An air bag is not a soft, billowy pillow. To do its important job, an air bag comes out of the dashboard at up to 200 miles per hour — faster than the blink of an eye. The force of an air bag can hurt those who are too close to it.
Drivers can prevent air bag-related injuries to adults and children by following the critical safety points:
WHEN MY KIDS WERE KIDS, WE HAD A PASSWORD JUST IN CASE SOMEONE CAME TO SCHOOL TO LURE THEM AWAY.