Serving Sizes

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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. The lesson plan includes a variety of excellent extension ideas, discussion questions, and additional resources!

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Pros

  • Engaging, inquiry-based activity 
  • Includes great additional worksheet outlining a nutrition label and illustrating quick hand measures for food servings
Cons

  • Requires purchase of food items and a good amount of preparation time