Nutrition Facts Teacher Resources
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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 48 Views 275 Downloads
Students study Nutrition Facts labels. In this life science instructional activity, students explore Nutrition Facts labels, then determine and analyze the nutrients found in a variety of foods. Additionally students construct bug boxes used to collect bugs found in gardens.
2nd - 4th Health 25 Views 88 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 40 Views 84 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
Read the Label
Students read the Nutrition Fact labels to make healthy choices. In this health instructional 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 11 Views 43 Downloads
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 40 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 37 Views 18 Downloads
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 7 Views 4 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 13 Views 60 Downloads
Third graders practice finding the nutrition facts for foods. In this sugar lesson, 3rd graders figure out the sugar content of the cereal they eat. They discuss the ingredients that mean sugar is present, complete a worksheet, and discuss why we use nutritional facts labels.
3rd Health 3 Views 8 Downloads
Assess your pupils' ability to identify healthy food choices in the final lesson 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 74 Views 56 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Food Labels
Help your class make sense of nutrition labels with the ninth lesson 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 43 Views 36 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 45 Views 41 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 17 Views 13 Downloads
Kool Kumara Lesson Plans - Healthy Living
Students read graphs as they work with recommended daily intakes of nutrients. In this math and nutrition instructional activity, students examine Recommended Daily Intake Maps to establish how much of the daily requirement is met by eating on kumara.
5th - 6th Health 3 Views 12 Downloads