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Making Sense of Portions

Lesson Description:
Students will be able to…
  • relate serving sizes to concrete objects.
  • understand how nutrient needs vary in relation activity level.
  • understand how nutrient needs vary in relation to particular stages of the life cycle.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Lecture

Sustainability Topic:
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge

Time Needed:
30 minutes
Standards Addressed:
  • health standard 6: understand essential concepts about nutrition and diet.
    • benchmark # 1: understand how nutrient and energy needs vary in relation to gender, activity level, and stage of life cycle.

Materials Needed:
  • index cards
  • permanent marker
  • serving sizes for ages 9-12
  • daily recommendations chart

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
Contact Email:
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf MakingSenseofPortions.pdf
Located in: Science | Health

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