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Nutrition Label Scavenger Hunt

Lesson Description:
NutritionLabelHung Students will be able to...
  • understand that nutrition food labels give important information about food items and can be found on the side or back of food containers.
  • know that different foods have different nutritional values
  • identify words commonly found on nutrition labels (sodium, calories, sugar, calcium, fiber and fat)

Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Group Work

Sustainability Topic:
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge

Time Needed:
45 minutes
Standards Addressed:
  • health standard 6: understand the essential concepts about nutrition and diet.
    • benchmark 1: classify foods and food combinations according to food groups.

Materials Needed:
  • variety of packaged food items
  • index cards with important nutrition label words such as: calories, fat, sugar, fiber etc.
  • buckets

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf FoodBasics.pdf
Located in: Health

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