Nutrition Facts Teacher Resources
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New Review Nutrition Label Worksheet
Nutritional labels are everywhere, yet so few of us take the time to use them! Here is a worksheet that learners can use to practice calculating such features as calories, carbohydrates, and serving size based on real examples of nutritional fact labels.
6th - 10th Health 88 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Food Product Packaging: Marketing & the Nutrition Facts Label
How can you choose healthier foods by reading the nutritional labels? Your class will discover how companies market food items to make them enticing and how to check the food labels of those items to see if they are healthy. They listen to a lecture and then work in small groups to practice finding nutritional information on the side of a cereal box.
4th - 6th Health 57 Views 282 Downloads
Evaluating Information on Food Labels
What kinds of foods include corn? Corn syrup? Start by viewing a clip of Food Inc. with your middle or high schoolers. Then, study a list of corn-derived ingredients, encouraging your class to see how many food products contain corn. A list of discussion questions are provided to shed light on Nutrition Facts panels, the amount of corn hiding in food, and consumer knowledge (or lack of knowledge).
7th - 12th Language Arts 41 Views 85 Downloads
Energy Balance in Your Life
How do young learners figure out how to balance their energy in and their energy out? The main thing to understand is calories. How many calories are in foods and beverages consumed and how many calories are burned off by physical activity?
3rd - 5th Health 8 Views 15 Downloads
This lesson seems pretty advanced for K-2nd graders, but there are some pieces that can be used with young learners. Look through this comprehensive, fact-filled lesson and pull out information and activities that you can adapt to fit your grade level needs.
K - 2nd Health 3 Views 8 Downloads
McDonalds vs. Apple, Fast Food vs. Fruit, Fun Nutrition Facts
Natalie compares common food choices such as a soft drink instead of an apple, or Gatorade instead of a banana. Calorie count is juxtaposed against nutrients found in various fruits and junk food. Great visuals are provided for your nutrition or health class.
6 mins 9th - 12th Health 44 Views 24 Downloads
Assess your pupils' ability to identify healthy food choices in the final instructional activity of this series on food science. Given five different food labels, young nutritionists will rank them from most to least healthy, supporting their choices with a short explanatory paragraph.
K - 5th Science 101 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Energy Balance In Your Life
It's easy enough to put energy in, but not so easy to use it up! Look at food labels with your young learners and help them understand the concept of calories in and calories out. Food eaten means calories in and exercise means calories out.
K - 5th Physical Education 9 Views 5 Downloads
Learners study Nutrition Facts labels. In this life science lesson, students explore Nutrition Facts labels, then determine and analyze the nutrients found in a variety of foods. Additionally learners construct bug boxes used to collect bugs found in gardens.
2nd - 4th Health 25 Views 88 Downloads
When it comes to eating a balanced diet, portion control is paramount, but what is the difference between the serving size on the nutrition facts label and a portion as determined by the USDA? In a comprehensive look at portion control, kids will estimate and measure out serving sizes of four different foods, then measure out the stated serving size.
3rd - 12th Science 18 Views 14 Downloads
Snack Smart Move More
Show your kids that staying healthy is the smart choice! They examine nutrition, healthy snacks, and the importance of staying active in a several-part lesson plan. There are different ideas for older and younger students here, and you can pick and choose the ones that sound good for your group.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 60 Downloads
Using Food Labels
Help your class make sense of nutrition labels with the ninth instructional activity of this series. After explaining the different information provided on packaged food labels, perform an activity that demonstrates the amount of sugar in a single can of soda.
K - 5th Science 52 Views 39 Downloads
Read the Label
Students read the Nutrition Fact labels to make healthy choices. In this health activity, students look at labels to identify fat content, protein, carbohydrates, and serving size. They play games with different labels such as Narrow It Down, Concentration and War.
2nd - 6th Health 12 Views 44 Downloads
Are serving sizes for different foods always appropriate for what you need? In this hands-on activity, learners work in groups to estimate what one serving size of various foods are, and then evaluate their hypotheses by measuring real foods and analyzing their package nutrition labels.
3rd - 8th Science 57 Views 49 Downloads
"Energy Plus!" from Together Counts is three days worth of lessons, discussions, and activities about nutrition. The materials help you teach youngsters about eating healthy and burning calories. Energy in and energy out. Included are information on nutrition labels and food groups, links to fact sheets, a worksheet, and the website for dietary guidelines.
3rd - 5th Health 12 Views 24 Downloads
Your 4-H Focus on Food Labels
Facilitate healthy eating habits with this collection of activities. This worksheet, made for 4-H originally, covers nutrition, health, and fitness. Middle schoolers focus on the life skill of making healthy lifestyle choices. They examine and work on understanding food and nutrition labels by analyzing labels of potatoes prepared in various ways.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 32 Views 368 Downloads
Ratios, Rates, Percent and Nutrition
Examine food labels to determine percentage of fat and sugar to total calories with middle schoolers. Daily nutritional guidelines are discussed and learners will decide how well their foods fit into a healthy diet. In the provided worksheet, they will use nutrition information to convert to and from fractions, decimals, and percents.
6th - 8th Math 36 Views 401 Downloads
Home Living / Daily Living: Labels on Food Products
Everybody needs to know how to make healthy choices when it comes to food. Understanding food labels is the first step. Using empty food packaging, you'll discuss what food labels are, what information can be found on them, and how to use them to make healthy choices.
9th - Higher Ed Health 13 Views 39 Downloads