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Read a snack nutrition chart and answer questions.
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Share with students the nutrition information on the packages of some common foods. Talk about the information displayed on the nutrition information panels.
Introduce students to the How Nutritious Are Your Snacks? chart. You might
Provide each student with a copy of the How Nutritious Are Your Snacks? work sheet. Give students time to complete the work sheet on their own or in pairs. After students complete the work sheet, go over it with them to make sure they know how to read the chart and understand the meaning of the chart's nutritional information.
Students should provide at least eight correct answers: 1. 343 calories; 2. fruit roll-up; 3. potato chips; 4. wafer and milk chocolate candy bar; 5. vanilla ice cream cone; 6. vanilla ice cream cone; 7. potato chips; 8. 71 grams; 9. 1 gram; 10. 107 grams.
Lesson Plan Source
National StandardsMATHEMATICS: Number and Operations
GRADES 3 - 5
NM-MEA.3-5.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement
GRADES 6 - 8
NM-MEA.6-8.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement
MATHEMATICS: Data Analysis and Probability
GRADES 3 - 5
NM-DATA.3-5.2 Select and Use Appropriate Statistical Methods to Analyze Data
NM-DATA.3-5.3 Develop and Evaluate Inferences and Predictions That Are Based on Data
NM-DATA.3-5.4 Understand and Apply Basic Concepts of Probability
GRADES 6 - 8
NM-DATA.6-8.2 Select and Use Appropriate Statistical Methods to Analyze Data
NM-DATA.6-8.3 Develop and Evaluate Inferences and Predictions That Are Based on Data
GRADES Pre-K - 12
NM-CONN.PK-12.3 Recognize and Apply Mathematics in Contexts Outside of Mathematics
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH: Health
GRADES K - 4
NPH-H.K-4.1 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
NPH-H.K-4.2 Health Information, Products, and Services
NPH-H.K-4.3 Reducing Health Risks
GRADES 5 - 8
NPH-H.5-8.1 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
NPH-H.5-8.2 Health Information, Products and Services
NPH-H.5-8.3 Reducing Health Risks
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