Lesson Plan

Food Labels: Grades 3-5

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Bring awareness to the ingredients scholars ingest daily with two lessons that look deeply into food labels. The first instructional activity explores the difference between processed and fresh foods while the second instructional activity focuses on sugar content.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Post discussion questions on a classroom blog; encourage learners to answer questions and reply to at least one of their peers 
  • To save time, direct pupils to bring in one food item
  • Conduct a taste-testing and discuss the preference of fresh or processed foods 
Classroom Considerations
  • Take allergies into consideration prior to bringing in food 
  • Copies are required of the nutritition worksheets 
  • Extension activities are listed to continue the learning experience 
  • Plans offer a modification if you do not wish to bring food into the classroom 
  • Healhty eating is promototed 
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