Category: Lunch and Dinner

Hot Diggity Dog!!!!!

Hot Dogs

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Look at this:  A sugar free hot dog! (Or nah.)

Last time you ate a hot dog, did you think about the sugar in it? Well, you should. In 1 hot dog there is 7 grams of sugar. That’s without a hot dog bun. You should only be eating 24 grams of sugar a day, so think twice before eating a hot dog. They are loaded with sugar!


Post By: Krish P.

Slide By: Matthew N.

Fanta Orange Soft Drink


Orange Fanta

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You go to a restaurant with a 100+ drink choice machine.  Of course, you want an Orange Fanta.

Coca Cola (the company behind Fanta) is trying to hype you up with sugar.  Just one 12 oz. drink of Orange Fanta has 44.4 grams of sugar!  That is 20.4 grams more than you are recommended to have in one day! You should just have some water.


By: Joshua G. and Jackson W.

Edited by Rohan K. and Daniel C.

The Flurry of McFlurries


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When was the last time you went to McDonalds and bought a McFlurry? WELL, GUESS WHAT??? One regular McFlurry has a whopping 65 grams of sugar! That’s 2 1/2 days worth of sugar in one meal!

Many people go to McDonalds to eat. However, when you buy a McFlurry with your meal, you’re also buying yourself a death sentence. The regular McFlurry has 65 grams of sugar! All in all, the meal at McDonalds should give you about 3 to 3 1/2 days worth of sugar! So, next time you go to McDonalds, Beware Of Flurry.

Post by Rohan K.

Edited by Mac S.


I’m Lovin’ the Sugar

Tangy BBQ Sauce

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Assuming you’re the average American, you have probably ordered McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. You may have even tried their Tangy BBQ sauce or Sweet N’ Sour sauce. You probably didn’t think there was that much sugar in a 1 oz. package of these sauces, but there is 10 grams of sugar in both of these items.

Most mindlessly dunk their chicken McNuggets in their sauce and don’t even think about the 10 grams of sugar included in it. Especially when it comes to the Tangy BBQ sauce, which doesn’t seem sweet. Here’s something to learn from this: just because something doesn’t taste “sweet”, doesn’t mean a significant amount of sugar isn’t an ingredient.



by Allyson H. and Mary L.

Food Arena… The Real Truth…

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to the Food Arena! 

Today we will be discussing the truth about food commercials. Have you ever seen one of those commercials about food that makes you desperate to run out of your house and go buy that nice, scrumptious burger that you just can’t resist? If you have, I’m sorry to say you have just been deceived. Those commercials are just lies that make you want to buy their food. Take a look.

Next time you see one of those ads, be careful and don’t fall for their tricks! Either way it’s only 5 grams of sugar, but a whole lot of fat and calories.



Better Ingredients, Lots of Sugar, Papa John’s.

Papa John's Pizza

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Who doesn’t love the sweet mix of cheese and red sauce that make’s a great thing Italian’s call “pizza”?

Imagine that your parents are going out for the night, and they order you a nice, cheesy, large pizza from Papa Johns. Your first instinct is to celebrate, and eat the whole pizza.

But that’s not what you should do, because each slice of pizza you shove down your throat, is slowly increasing your sugar total. Every slice of a large cheese pizza has 5 grams of sugar in it.

That doesn’t sound to bad, but who only eats one slice? My friends and I will eat at least 5 slices, and that would put us over our allowed sugar total for the day, with 25 grams of sugar.

Imagine that you eat the whole pizza, which isn’t unusual, that would put you at a sugar total of 50 grams! And that’s just the pizza, imagine if you get the cinnamon sticks…


-Ried D.

Chick-Fil-A lemonade is a Sugar Crisis


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What’s in your lemonade? Perhaps a load of sugar? 

You walk into your local Chick-fil-a and you ask for a nice refreshing large lemonade. You sip in a nice taste of sugar. A large cup of Chick-fil-a  lemonade has 85 grams of sugar! So just stick with a Coke (or really anything else).


-Josh G., Matthew B.,  Evan P., and Rohan K.


The Crazy Amount Of Sugar Hiding In Random Foods

Have you ever wondered how much sugar is in a Spicy McChicken Sandwich?

… Probably not because you wouldn’t think it’d have sugar. Think again!

It’s unbelievable how much sugar is in random foods!

Video Credit: BuzzFeedVideo

-Mac S. and Conor A.

School Lunches – Friend or Foe?

It’s officially that time of year again, when kids are going back to school, and the school lunch debates are taking the news by storm.

According to a recent U.S News report, over 32 Million students take advantage of the school lunch program, and 12 Million use the breakfast program.

Since 2010, government officials have been remodeling the school lunch program by adding more fresh fruits and veggies, providing low or fat free milk, reducing the amount of sodium in the products and ingredients they use, and slowly converting all the grains to whole grains.

But how are the students taking this change?

One student says, “I hate it.” Another added that “I never want to buy it.” So maybe the new lunch program is not as great as the government originally planned.

But on the other hand, the American Journal of Preventative Medicine released a study showing that students were eating MORE fruits and veggies since the remodeling of the lunch program. The article states that fruit selection has been raised 23% since the new implement. An additional 15.6% of entrées are being consumed while 16.2% more vegetables have been devoured since the new program was implemented. 

As a student who consistently buys school lunch, these statistics make me curious. Are some types of entrées being consumed more than others? Do these stats include only the most popular foods? Does this only include certain schools? These are very important questions, and unfortunately it costs money to read the full article (we’re too poor). 

The new School Lunch program sounds like a great idea for U.S public schools, but just because an idea sounds good, doesn’t mean it will work. The statistics provided from American Journal and what the students are actually saying about the lunches do not add up. So how should the success of the remodeling of the School Lunch program be measured? By what the students are saying, or by what they are buying? In my opinion, you can’t go wrong by following the numbers, so I think the school lunch remodeling is a success.

It’s working… but only because students are nearly forced to buy healthy food. But that may create healthy habits later in life… which in a odd way shows that the governments goal is being achieved. Students are eating healthier lunches and creating good eating habits which will prevent diabetes and other sugar related diseases later in life.


-Ried D. and Daniel C.

Fighting the Sugar Battle: Will You Win?


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There is a war WITH your Lunchables.

When you open your extra cheesy pizza Lunchables with a Capri Sun that you packed because you were too lazy this morning to make your own lunch, you will be eating 28 grams of sugar. That’s MORE SUGAR that you should eat in ONE WHOLE DAY, and it’s only lunch.


-Matthew N., Jay S., Matthew D.