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Food Label Reading Lesson + PwrPt: "Is This Product Health
Food Label Reading Lesson + PwrPt: "Is This Product Health
Food Label Reading Lesson + PwrPt: "Is This Product Health
Food Label Reading Lesson + PwrPt: "Is This Product Health
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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 a school is classified as a "Healthy School" a product must be less than 35% fat end less than 35% sugar, or no more than 15 grams of sugar).

Have fun with this easy to follow lesson that teaches skills students will use for life!!

THIS LESSON IS INCLUDED IN THE BEST HEALTH CURRICULUM: A COMPLETE SEMESTER OF HEALTH LESSON PLANS AND IS ALSO PART OF THE "NUTRITION UNIT." (See links below)

The lesson starts with a 23-slide PowerPoint lesson and follows up with a worksheet where each student will pick a product or label and read it on their own.

28 pages of step-by-step teacher directions follow the PowerPoint and make teaching this lesson easy!

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 understand a food label.

I'm offering this lesson free in hopes that you may want to follow it up with my "Food Label Scavenger Hunt Activity" which will give students so much practice reading 42 different food labels, they'll be reading food labels in their sleep!

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If you want to check out other lessons on my TPT Store, go to: Mrs. S.'s Store
Also, be sure to check out my website where I have many FREE classroom and teaching tips of the month, FREE surveys each month, and enriching articles new every month:
The Best Health Lessons

Here are links to my Complete 90-Day Semester Health Curriculum, my Year-Long P.E. Curriculum and my complete Health class units:

The Best Health Curriculum: A Complete Semester of Health Lesson Plans

The Best P.E. Curriculum: A Complete Year-Long 6th – 12th Grade P.E. Program

Independent Study/Homeschool Health Curriculum

3-Week Nutrition Unit

Drug Unit for Health Class (complete 3-week unit)

Alcohol Unit: 9 Days of Lessons

Tobacco Unit: 5 Days of Lessons

Sex Ed. Health Unit-3-Week Detailed Lesson Plans, 142-Slide PowerPoint and Packet

STOP BULLYING: A 4-Week Empathy and Violence Unit

Stress Unit

Improving Self-Esteem Unit

Ending a School Year: Creative Ways to Wrap Up and Send Students Off

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TOP 10 “FAVORITE LESSONS” SERIES: {Click on the description below}

In my 17 years of teaching Health and designing hundreds of lessons, these are my top 10 favorite lessons. First, I love teaching them because they present powerful, and valuable lessons for teens; and second, they’re favorites because they’re engaging and students have fun while they learn.

1. Food Label Scavenger Hunt. This lesson is my #1 seller. After students have read 42 food labels, they totally understand how to decipher the information on any food label!

2. Life Stories Project. The 3-Day project will have your students learning to embrace the hardships that make up their life stories, and sharing personal experiences they might not have otherwise talked about.

3. Alcohol Refusal Skills. This lessons starts with an interactive PowerPoint quiz on “Peer Pressure Lines,” continues with a true story about a dad who allowed his son to have an alcohol party in their basement, and ends with small group role-plays. Very powerful!

4. Fat and Sugar Nutrition Lab: Turn your classroom into a science lab to show your students the fat and sugar in 15 different products. Products sheets are included.

5. Dangerous Decisions Activity. Help Teens Realize the Consequences of 14 different risky behaviors they may be tempted by.

6. “Intervention” Addiction Lesson. Using “Intervention” T.V. Show to teach your students about addiction and treatment. Very powerful. This lesson teaches itself!

7. Nutrition Media Literacy. Have fun showing your students how food manufacturers manipulate us to buy their products. Kids will be surprised by what they learn.

8. Narcotics Dangers “Pharm Parties“ Lesson. Simulate a “Pharmaceutical Party” and help your student understand the dangers of narcotics, including prescription pills.

9. Fast Food Lesson. Help students analyze healthy versus unhealthy fast food restaurant choices.

10. Sexual Pressures Flip Charts. Help your students come up with assertive answers to sexual pressure lines.
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Thank you so much for the great compliment, I really appreciate it. You would probably really like either my "Fat and Sugar Nutrition Experiment lesson," where you set up your classroom like a science lab and students measure the sugar of products into baggies, or my "Energy Drinks Dangers Lesson" where students use an awesome website to tally the sugar in different drinks-soda, energy drinks and more.

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

and

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sub-Plans-for-Any-High-School-Class-FREE-Energy-Drinks-Dangers-Lesson

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On  September 21, 2012BeezySales (TpT Seller) asked:
Do you sell just the Alcohol Unit as the 12 day unit from your Best Health Curriculum? Also the Drug Unit?
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On  September 21, 2012Mrs. S. answered:
Yes and Yes. The alcohol unit is at:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alcohol-Unit-9-Days-of-Engaging-Lessons-116-Sld-PwrPt-20-Handouts

Drug unit is at:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Drug-Unit-3-Weeks-of-Lessons-to-Teach-the-Danger-of-Drugs

Thanks, Mrs. S.
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Food Label Reading Lesson + PwrPt: "Is This Product Health
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Food Label Reading Lesson + PwrPt: "Is This Product Health
Food Label Reading Lesson + PwrPt: "Is This Product Health