Food Label Reading Lesson FREE! "Is This Product Healthy?" NOW ON GOOGLE DRIVE

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Mrs S's Health and PE Resources
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★★★★★ Have you ever had a student ask, "Is this product "healthy"? This lesson includes the formulas teens can use to answer this question, and use this skill for the rest of their life!


  • Low-Prep and easy to teach
  • Teaches life skills students will use daily!
  • Real products and labels for examples
  • Step-by-Step teacher directions follow PowerPoint slides to walk you through lesson
  • EDITABLE in Word and PowerPoint!
  • Get everything students should know about reading food labels and give students 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 and less than 35% sugar.)


★ This resource is taken directly from my Full Semester/Year High School Health Curriculum, and my Middle/Junior High School Health Curriculum, which are both #1 Best-Selling Health Curriculum on TPT!


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- "Kids bring in all kinds of things and ask is this healthy, but I believe that once I show them this presentation they will know how to check for themselves."

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1. 23 PAGES OF STEP-BY-STEP TEACHER DIRECTIONS that suggest what to say and follow PowerPoint slides that walk you through each lesson as you teach your students!

2. An editable 57-slide PowerPoint that walks you through the lesson

3. An editable student worksheet where each student will pick a product or label and read it on their own

4. Editable and printable and online on Google Slides food labels to use if you don't have real containers!

5. Fun editable "Grocery Store Scavenger Worksheet"! (Also on Google Slides!)

6. 3 links to great videos on the new U.S.D.A. food label, grocery store labels, how to read food labels, and the reality of fast food advertising


Here is some of the content included:

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!

•NEW U.S.D.A food label!

•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


After teaching this lesson, you might want to try following 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 LESSON IS INCLUDED IN MY FULL SEMESTER/YEAR PROGRAMS: Full Semester/Year High School Health, my Middle/Junior High School Health, and my 4-Week Nutrition Unit.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.


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