Teaching Kids about Carbs

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Whether you homeschool or not, good nutrition should be taught at home.   News flash: Your school may not be teaching it.

What to teach:

Carbohydrates

  1. Simple Carbohydrates (usually refined in some way and packaged for us) Candy, cake, white bread, white pasta, many refined cereals, juice, soda, corn syrup, table sugar.
  2. Complex carbohydrates. (Usually natural or very little refining) Vegetables, whole grain bread, brown rice, legumes, oatmeal.

Activity:  Make a carbohydrate chain

saccharides

many saccharides

Lesson

Orzo Pasta soup

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