This nonfiction reading unit (level O) focuses on ways to make popular snacks more healthful. Students learn how to make common snacks more healthful by substituting ingredients for other ingredients with similar textures and flavors. The unit contains teacher support pages, a reading selection with supporting illustrations, and activities to guide students in close reading of the text. Students also gain practice applying content and academic vocabulary. The unit concludes with a lesson exploring text structure (Compare and Contrast) and a text-based writing activity.