When we wanted to create a poster about water we defined the art style first. It had to be simple yet enticingly beautiful. Water is one of the greatest resources and our bodies are made mostly of water. By choosing water over the other sweetened beverages individuals can really dig in on a path of better health.
Plus the poster had to have a scientific infographic format.
So we sketched up the data and the specs and gave it to our best graphic artist. When he came back with this one I knew we had a winner.
Here is a visual tour with a list of the lessons:
The title is so gorgeous it makes water look better than soda, at least on paper!
You need 9 cups a day because your body uses water for many important functions! Now we are giving them a reason to do more of something instead of less!
And your body is comprised of 60% water!
Water is found in many beverages but be careful of added sugars:
Every system in your body uses water!
The water poster is ready to go in the NutritionEducationStore.com now – along with many other items that will match such as stickers, bookmarks, banners, and wristbands.
One of our most popular posters just got a new art update!
Most people would never imagine that a beverage could contain as much sugar as several pieces of candy. And they would swear they never eat that much candy! But one large glass of sweetened ice tea or a large coffee drink can contain even more sugar than a soda and 15 lollipop equivalents of sugar. We updated this classic poster to have a new graphic twist and to use the common beverages found in many stores and restaurants.
1 tsp of sugar contains about 4 grams of sugar or the equivalent of sugar found in a small lollipop.
The bottom of the poster contains better choices for beverages like water or unsweetened iced tea. The “lollipop scale” is ready to show them how many lollipops are in the big sweetened drink deals sold in stores and restaurants.
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends limiting added sugars to no more than 10 percent of daily calorie needs. That’s about 12 teaspoons (48 grams of added sugar) on a 2,000-calorie diet. But for kids — especially little kids, who may only need 1,200 to 1,400 calories per day — it’s even less.