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Food Label Reading Lesson FREE!: "Is This Product Healthy?"

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Food Label Reading Lesson FREE!: "Is This Product Healthy?"


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 taken from my Full Semester Health Curriculum (The #1 Best-Selling Health Curriculum on the Whole TPT Website!)


1. The lesson starts with a 23-slide PowerPoint lesson that walks you step-by-step through the lesson

2. It follows up with a worksheet where each student will pick a product or label and read it on their own.

3. 28 pages of step-by-step teacher directions follow the PowerPoint and make teaching this lesson easy!


-How manufacturers may try to deceive consumers with false packaging, unrealistic serving sizes, and confusing information

-Real product examples, like Kraft Mac 'n Cheese lists 3* Grams of Fat, but if you actually MAKE the Mac 'n Cheese it's 90 Grams!!!!

-Why it's important to know how to discern the information on a label

-How to pick what's worth reading on a food label and how to understand a food label.

-Food labels to use in class if you don't have real containers!

-Grocery Store Scavenger Worksheet!


Try following this lesson up with my Food Label Scavenger Hunt Lesson which will give students so much practice reading 42 different food labels, they'll be reading food labels in their sleep!


This resource is in Word in case you want to edit, and also in PDF for better formatting!




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