Dessert Challenge

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This last Thursday, we completed our three weeks CDC Gets Fit Challenge. The last event was a treat of all the not so healthy dessert that our students usually buy in stores and restaurants around the centre. Between a Tim Hortons’ muffin, a McDonalds’ apple pie, a Subway cookie, Mr Puffs, Celebration’s cookies and Dark Chocolate, student had to place them in order of the best nutrition choice to the worst. It was no surprise that the dark chocolate was the best choice. The worst choice was the Tim Hortons’ chocolate chip muffin with 410 calories, 16 grams of added fat, 36g of added sugar. Nobody got the answer completely right but 3 students were pretty close: Assmaa, Issa and Fade.

 

More info on the nutritional facts of the not so healthy dessert:

The healthiest snack from last week’s challenge was the dark chocolate! It was the least processed and had the least amount of sugar. Two squares were 120 calories. The fat came from cocoa butter, rather than added oil.  The two least healthy options were the Tim Horton’s chocolate chip muffin with 410 calories, 16 grams of added fat, 36 grams of added sugar. As a comparison, someone weighing 140lbs would have to walk about 1 hour and a halfto burn off the energy in this muffin! The second least healthy choice was the Apple Pie from McDonald’s with 270 calories, 14g of added fat, and 12g added sugar. Two better options would be the oatmeal cookie at Tim Horton’s which still has 180 calories and 10g of added sugar, however is much more reasonable if a dessert is needed. At McDonald’s, the raisin-oatmeal cookie with 140 calories and the strawberry yogourt tubes with 25 calories would be the best choices. Be careful of the McFlurry which can be 500-700 calories with 67-82g of sugar!

 

Jeudi dernier avait lieu la dernière activité du Défi CDC En Forme.  Pour l’occasion, nous avons décidé de sucrer le bec des participants en leur offrant des desserts pas très nutritifs qu’ils ont l’habitude d’acheter dans les magasins et restaurants près du centre. Les participants devaient classer en ordre du meilleur au pire choix, du point de vue nutritionnel, les six desserts suivants : un muffin de Tim Horton, un chausson aux pommes de McDonald, un biscuit Subway, du chocolat noir Lindt, des biscuits Célébration et des Mr Puffs. Le plus « santé » était bien sûr le chocolat noir alors que le pire choix était le muffin aux brisures de chocolat de Tim Horton avec 410 calories, 16 g. de gras ajoutés et 36 g. de sucre. Aucun élève n’a réussi à classer dans l’ordre les six desserts mais trois élèves sont arrivés très près de la solution : Assmaa, Issa et Fade.

A LEARNING EXCHANGE / CDC VIMONT partner project funded by
regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative

 


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