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Educating kids about proper nutrition is the first step in putting them on the right path. These fun nutrition facts can help kids make good choices most of the time!

  • One can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar.
  • “Nutrition” is derived from the Latin “nutrie,” meaning feed, nurse, preserve, or support.
  • The average American adult drinks 500 cans of soda every year.
    One large (53g) Grade A egg contains 6g of protein and only 70 calories.

    One large (53g) Grade A egg contains 6g of protein and only 70 calories.

  • Salt is the most common seasoning mentioned in the Bible.
  • Temperature can affect appetite. A cold person is more likely to eat more food.
  • It takes 3500 calories to make a pound.
  • A person will usually swallow around 250 times during dinner.
  • An adult can starve to death within 8-12 weeks.
  • Americans collectively consume approximately 900 billion calories each day.
  • Due to poor nutrition as children, many Greeks and Romans were shorter than people today.
  • Eggs contain the highest quality food protein known.
  • While the practice of cannibalism does give the eaters some high-quality protein, human flesh is no more beneficial than most animal meat.
  • A person will eat an average of 35 tons of food in his or her lifetime, or 1,500 pounds of food a year.
  • The English are sometimes called “limeys” because British sailors would eat limes to stave off scurvy.

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