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Menu Madness

Subject: Exercise and Movement, Nutrition, Our Bodies
Grade: 6-8, 9-12

Brief Description

Students determine the nutritional values of fast foods. Then they make comparisons of their results and present their findings to the class.


Students compare the nutritional values of fast foods based on information provided on menus.


nutrition, diet, fat, grams, fast food, dietary values, recommended daily allowances

Materials Needed

  • printouts of the U.S. recommended dietary allowance (RDA) servings from the sites noted in the lesson
  • copies of menus from various fast food locations or printouts from the site noted in the lesson
  • chart paper
  • graph paper
  • writing paper
  • colored pencils
  • computers with Internet access (optional)

    Lesson Plan

    Prior to the Lesson

  • 03/21/2001
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