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. Extend this lesson by providing labels of common foods and investigating their nutritional value. Use this as an opportunity to make interdisciplinary connections between math and science by touching on percents.

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Pros
  • Worksheets are provided in both English and Spanish
  • Provides sample nutrition labels with descriptions of key infomration
  • Activity clearly demonstrates the unhealthy sugar content of soda
Cons
  • Requires a more detailed explanation of the different ingredients in food and the role they play in people's diets
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