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Materials:

Equipment Needed:

•            My "How to Read a Food Label" PowerPoint Presentation (attached)

•            calculators

•            Food Label Reading Worksheet -1 for each student (attached)

•            1 wrapper/product for each student or printed labels attached-1 for each student.

Goals:

Ever had a student ask, "Is this product "healthy?"  This lesson includes everything students should know about reading food labels and gives the formulas to figure out if a food is healthy enough to be in school vending machine (if that school was classified as a "healthy school" it would need to be less than 35% fat and sugar). 

 

Resource Instructions

Step-by-step teacher directions are attached, along with a PowerPoint that will walk you through this awesome lesson, and a student worksheet.  

I also attached a preview for my full semester Health curriculum if you teach any middle or high school Health subjects.  It is set up with step-by-step teacher directions that follow daily PowerPoints for every lesson - you've never seen a curriculum like it!  See attached.

Teaching this valuable lesson is EASY!

Here is a bit more about this lesson, but just download the attached and you'll love this lesson!:

The PowerPoint will teach students how manufacturers may try to deceive consumers and why it's important to know how to discern the information on a label (beware of unrealistic serving sizes, deceptive servings per container, misleading container information, etc).  Students will learn how to pick what's worth reading on a food label and how to learn how to read and understand a food label. 

I hook students into this food label reading activity by talking about how companies may try to deceive you into buying their products and I show real products and have students get their calculators ready and help me add up some of these deceptions:  (see 2nd PowerPoint Slide)

•            they may have an unrealistic serving size (I show them a real Tostitos bag where the serving size is 6 chips!) 

•            servings per contanier  may be unrealistic (show a real jumbo muffin wrapper that has 3 servings per container-how would you even cut that into thirds??!!) or show a King Size Chili Cheese Fritos with 4.5 servings per container (can you do that math in your head?)

•            it can have deceptive packaging (have a strawberry Poptart wrapper to show them-there are 4 strawberries on the front and then read them the ingredients)

•            beware of asterisks! (show a brownie box that lists the calories and fat of just the dry brownie mix-like who would just eat that?) or worse show them the most deceptive label I've ever found-Kraft Mac 'n Cheese where it lists 2.5 grams of fat with an asterisk that tells you they're just counting what's in the box (in other words if you just ate the noodles hard out of the box!) With butter, milk and cheese it's really 16 grams of fat and 3 servings per container so it's really 48 grams of fat not 2.5!!!!)

Think/Pair/Share: 

- If time you can have students turn to their partner and see if they can think of a product where the food label was deceptive.  Share out to class if time.

 Lesson: (all PowerPoint, worksheets, and FULL step-by-step teacher directions are attached)

- Go over the rest of the Food Label PowerPoint to teach how to read a fool label and what is most important on a food label.

 - Hand out the Food Label Reading worksheet to each student (they don't choose a product yet)

- Next I go through the A & W sundae on the FREE PowerPoint as they follow looking at their worksheet so they will know what to do when they choose a product.

 - After the explanation and demonstration, have each student either pick a product/wrapper, or have each pick a food label (which I included with this worksheet) to read.  Walk around and help - it involves some math so have calculators handy and be ready to be a math teacher for a few minutes.

Think/Pair/Share: 

- If time, you could go around the room and have each student share what % fat and sugar their product was and if it would make the vending machine.

Reflection/Follow Up: 

-I follow this lesson the next day with my "Food Label Scavenger Hunt" Activity (*see link to my website above or try clicking on the direct link below)

 Assessment/Homework:

 -Homework could include students filling out the goal sheet in the "Lose Weight, Get Healthier Plan" for a week (see link below) or you could take students to the computer lab and show them a cool calorie counter on igoogle and they could keep track  of calories for a week.  (*see lesson link below).  Or, I also have a "Fat and Sugar Homework" assignment (*see link below). 

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Check out my other health lessons:..

if these links don't open go to my home page + find the titles: 

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“The Best Heatlh Curriculum”- A Complete 90-Day Semester of Health Lessons NEW!!!

(If you liked the step-by-step format of this lesson and how it followed the PowerPoint, you’ll love this complete curriculum!)  Each lesson has step-by-step teacher directions that go along with a daily PowerPoint. It’s 772 pages of teacher directions with documents and there are over 1800 total PowerPoint slides!) Check it out at:

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Complete 2, 3, and 4-Week Health Class Units:

 DRUG UNIT: 3-Weeks of Plans

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TOBACCO UNIT: 5 DAYS OF LESSONS

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NUTRITION UNIT: 3 WEEKS OF DAILY PLANS http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nutrition-Unit-3-Weeks-of-Daily-Plans-190-Slide-PwrPt-Directions- [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

SEX ED. UNIT: 3 WEEK UNIT PART 1

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SEX ED. UNIT: 3 WEEK UNIT PART 2:

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STOP BULLYING LESSONS:  A Powerful 4-Week Empathy/Violence Unit   http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/STOP-BULLYING-LESSONS-A-Powerful-4-Week-EMPATHYVIOLENCE-unit [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

STRESS UNIT: 2.5 Weeks of Surveys, Worksheets, Projects, + Final Test

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Stress-Unit-25-Weeks-of-Surveys-Worksheets-Projects-Final-Test [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

IMPROVING SELF-ESTEEM UNIT: POWERPOINT AND 7 ACTIVITIES

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Nutrition Unit Lessons:

 

NUTRITION UNIT: 3 WEEKS OF DAILY PLANS, 190-SLIDE POWERPOINT, DIRECTIONS AND MORE

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nutrition-Unit-3-Weeks-of-Daily-Plans-190-Slide-PwrPt-Directions- [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

FREE! NUTRITION FORMULAS: HOW MANY CALORIES, FAT, AND SUGAR GRAMS SHOULD YOU HAVE?

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nutrition-Formulas-How-many-caloriesfatsugar-grams-should-you-have [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

IS THIS DIET HEATLHY? ANALYZING DIETS LESSON

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Is-This-Diet-Healthy-Lesson-Analyze-and-Recognize-Unhealthy-Diets [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

 FAST FOOD LESSON-HEALTHY VERSUS UNHEALTH POWERPOINT AND POSTER PROJECT

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fast-Foods-Lesson-Healthy-Versus-Unhealthy-PowerPoint-and-Posters [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

 GAINING MUSCLE BROCHURE

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gaining-Muscle-Weight-Brochure-Eating-Healthy-to-Put-on-Weight [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

 HOW TO IMPROVE BODY IMAGE BROCHURE

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Improve-Body-Image-A-Brochure-for-Teens [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

NUTRITIONAL FACTS BOARD GAME: FUN AND EDUCATIONAL!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nutrition-Facts-Board-Game-Fun-and-Educational-Word-PDF-formats [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

NUTRITION FINAL TEST:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nutrition-Unit-Final-Test-and-Key [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

EATING FROM ALL THE FOOD GROUPS LESSON: A POWERPOINT AND WORKSHEET

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Eating-from-All-Food-Groups-Lesson-PwrPoint-Worksheet-Own-Pyramid [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

A FUN WAY TO LEARN HOW CUTTING CALORIES LEADS TO WEIGHT LOSS FREE!:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Fun-Way-to-Learn-How-Cutting-Calories-Leads-to-Weight-Loss-Lesson [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

FAT AND SUGAR NUTRITION LA: EXPERIMENT LESSON FOR HEALTH CLASS-" Turn your classroom into a science lab-engaging, awesome lesson!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fat-and-Sugar-Nutrition-Lab-An-Experiment-Lesson-for-Health-Classes [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

FOOD LABEL READING LESSONS AND POWERPOINT- Is This Product Healthy? FREE!:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Food-Label-Reading-Lesson-PwrPt-Is-This-Product-is-Healthy [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

FOOD LABEL SCAVENGER HUNT

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Food-Label-Scavenger-HuntLessonWorksheet-42-Food-Labels-to-Read [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

EXERCISE AND HOW CALORIES ARE BURNED: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO BURN OFF THIS SNICKERS BAR?

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HEARTRATE AND TARGET HEART ZONE POSTERS:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Heartrate-and-Target-Zones-Posters-great-for-gym-and-weightrooms [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

ANALYZING BODY FAT LESSON

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Analyzing-Body-Fat-Lesson-Measure-test-worksheets-for-HealthPE [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

CALCIUM LESSON FOR TEENS

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FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY-RESEARCH YOUR OWN GENETIC DISEASES HOMEWORK

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Drug Unit Lessons:

DRUG UNIT: 3-Weeks of Plans

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Drug-Unit-for-Health-Class-3-weeks-213-Slide-PwrPt-Over-30-Docs [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

MEDIA LITERACY: LEARNING THE DANGERS OF TOBACCO THROUGH AD APPEALS

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Media-Literacy-Learning-the-Dangers-of-Tobacco-Through-Ad-Appeals [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

 QUIT SMOKING BROCHURES LESSON: POWERPOINT WITH 8-PAGE RESEARCH SHEET

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HOW POT HURT ME CARD GAME:

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DRUG FREE BINGO!

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INTERVENTION: USING INTERVENTION T.V. SHOW FOR A DRUG HEALTH CLASS LESSON

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Intervention-Using-Intervention-TV-Show-for-a-Health-Drug-Lesson [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

COOL ART PROJECT-DON'T STEP INTO THE DRUG WORLD

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NARCOTICS LESSONS AND PHARM PARTY ACTIVITY

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Narcotics-Lesson-Plan-Pharmaceutical-Party-PowerPoint-and-Activity [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

WHY KIDS USE DRUGS PROJECT

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Why-Kids-Use-Drugs-Health-Class-Lesson-A-Survey-and-Art-Project [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

ALCOHOL FACTS “SORRY” BOARD GAME:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alcohol-Facts-Sorry-Board-Game-A-Fun-Educational-Health-Lesson [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

ALCOHOL REFUSAL ROLE-PLAYS

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alcohol-Refusal-Skills-Health-Lesson-PwrPt-Role-plays-Worksheets [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

HOW ALCOHOL AFFECTS THE BODY LESSON AND ART ACTIVITY

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-Alcohol-Affects-the-Body-Health-Lesson-PowerPoint-Art-Activity [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

HOW TO RECOGNIZE A METH LAB POWERPOINT

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Recognize-a-Meth-Lab-PowerPoint-for-Health-Class [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

GET REVEALING STATS ON YOUR STUDENTS' BEHAVIORS AND VALUES

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Teen-Survey-Get-Revealing-Stats-on-Your-Students-Behaviors-Values [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

 

Sex Ed. Unit Lessons:

SEX ED. UNIT: 3 WEEK UNIT PART 1

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sex-Ed-Unit-3-Weeks-of-Daily-Lesson-Plans-Packet-139-Slide-PwrPt [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

SEX ED. UNIT: 3 WEEK UNIT PART 2

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sex-Ed-Unit-Part-2-AIDS-Abstinence-Birth-Control-Relationships- [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

BIRTH CONTOL LESSON

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Birth-Control-Health-Class-Lesson-PowerPoint-Research-Worksheet [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE? 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Healthy-Relationships-What-Do-They-Look-Like-PowerPoint-a-Project [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

SEX ED. PRESSURE LINES LESSON: A POWERPOINT AND ASSERTIVE REFUSAL 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sex-Education-Pressure-Lines-Lesson-PowerPoint-Assertive-Refusals [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

SEX ED FINAL UNIT TEST/ASSESSMENT

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SEX ED. OPT-OUT LETTER FOR PARENTS WITH ALTERNATE ASSIGNMENTS http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sex-Education-Opt-Out-Letter-for-Parents-with-Alternate-Assignments [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

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SEX ED HOMEWORK TO DO WITH A PARENT FREE! at:

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Stress Unit Lessons:

Stress Unit: 2.5 Weeks of Surveys, Worksheets, Projects, + Final Test

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Stress-Unit-25-Weeks-of-Surveys-Worksheets-Projects-Final-Test [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

Stress-free BINGO!-Engaging Way to Review Stress, Depression, Suicide

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Self-Esteem and Other Lessons:

STOP BULLYING LESSONS:  A Powerful 4-Week Empathy/Violence Unit   http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/STOP-BULLYING-LESSONS-A-Powerful-4-Week-EMPATHYVIOLENCE-unit [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

IMPROVING SELF-ESTEEM UNIT: POWERPOINT AND 7 ACTIVITIES

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Improving-Self-Esteem-Unit-Includes-PwrPt-and-7-Activities [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

DANGEROUS DECISIONS ACTIVITY: COVERS 9 TEEN TOPICS IN 1-2 DAYS!

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SELF-ESTEEM SURVEY AND 23 TIPS FOR IMPROVING SELF-ESTEEM

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Self-Esteem-Survey-and-23-Tips-for-Improving-Self-Esteem [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

POSITVE SELF-ESTEEM LESSON PLAN: MAKE A C.D, CASE ART PROJECT http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Positive-Self-Esteem-Lesson-Plan-Make-a-CD-Case-Art-Project [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

FREE! IMPROVING SELF-ESTEEM LESSON: BUILD ESTEEM THROUGH POSITIVE SELF TALK

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Improving-Self-Esteem-Lesson-Build-Esteem-Through-Positive-Self-Talk [www.teacherspayteachers.com] 

CONFLICT RESOLUTION LESSON 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Conflict-Resolution-Lesson-Plan-PowerPoint-Model-3-Practices [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Healthy-Relationships-What-Do-They-Look-Like-PowerPoint-a-Project [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

HELP STUDENTS OVERCOME HARDSHIPS

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HOW TO IMPROVE BODY IMAGE

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 CONFLICT RESOLUTION LESSON 

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 FINDING EMPATHY -FANTASTIC WAY FOR STUDENTS TO OPEN UP AND SHARE

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FREE!  PARENT-TEEN HOMEWORK: PERSONAL VALUES COMMUNICATION

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GET REVEALING STATS ON YOUR STUDENTS' BEHAVIORS AND VALUES

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HABITS LESSON: Breaking the Bad Ones PowerPt, Survey, + Setting Goals [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

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Get Organized for your Year of Health Class:

HEALTH CURRICULUM OUTLINE THAT MEETS STATE STANDARDS IN UBD FORMAT:

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P.E.Lesson Plans: 

P.E. Lessons: 20 Easy Activities to Meet State Standards in P.E.

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P.E./Health Lesson Plans: Components of Fitness + FITT Plans Made Easy

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P.E. Weight Training Tips: safety, exercises, form, how muscles work +

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HEARTRATE AND TARGET HEART ZONE POSTERS:

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ANALYZING BODY FAT LESSON http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Analyzing-Body-Fat-Lesson-Measure-test-worksheets-for-HealthPE [www.teacherspayteachers.com]

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 Check out my own website where I have free classroom and lesson tips of the month, awesome surveys with a new one posted each month, and new enriching articles posted each month:

 

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