Friday, April 1, 2011

Making Healthy Choices: daily calorie count

Students from P.S 102 in Brooklyn have been discussing how many daily calories we need (1500-2000 calories per day).
We first looked at how many calories there are in the food we eat everyday. We realized that for a lunch including a soda counting 200 calories and paired up with a burger that amounts for 250 calories and a big french fries for over 500 that does not leave us that many calories to spare for breakfast and dinner. So what about substituting soda with water and maybe getting a smaller portion of french fries (300 calories)? Indeed, from 950 calories for lunch we went down to 550.

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