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Nutrition Activities

Lesson 3- Combined Activities

Food Sort

Your Diet Comparison

How much do I need?

Plan a menu?

The “Value” of Soda Name:  

Choose two different drink products from the assortment.

If drinks are not available, use the following website to search for different drinks.

https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/foodtracker.aspx

 

 

#1: Product #2: What is the product’s name?

What is the serving size according to the label? How many servings are in the entire container or package?

How many total calories are there in one serving?

How many calories would you consume if you drank the whole bottle? How many grams of sugar are in one serving of the drink?

How many teaspoons of sugar are in one serving of the drink? (Hint: 1 teaspoon = 4 grams of sugar) How many grams of sugar would you consume if you drank the entire bottle?

How many teaspoons of sugar would you consume if you drank the entire bottle? (Hint: 1 teaspoon = 4 grams of sugar)

What is the 1st ingredient listed?

What is the 2nd ingredient listed?

What vitamins and/ or minerals are listed on the labels?

List 1-2 ingredients which are a mystery to you.

PART 2: Answer the following questions. 1. If there are 3500 calories in a pound and you drank 2 bottles of Product #1 every day for a year, how many pounds could you possibly gain per year? What if you drank Product #2 instead? (Hint: use total calories from each food label for this problem)

2. Looking at nutrition label, ingredients list, and number of teaspoons of sugar, do you think Product #1 is healthy? What about Product #2? Why or why not?

3. Which product is a healthier choice? Why?

4. If you think both of the products you looked at are not that healthy, what could you drink instead that would be a healthier choice?

Breakfast Review Questions

1. Do you normally eat breakfast?

2. Give a few reasons why you might skip breakfast.

3. Describe how you physically feel when you do not eat breakfast and compare it to how you feel when you do eat breakfast.

4. Name two things you could do to make more time for Breakfast.

 5. Give three examples of a “grab and go” breakfast food.

 6. Name a breakfast that includes three or more food groups?

7. Name two breakfast cereals. Which one do you think is healthier and why?

Breakfast Tracker (Record what you ate for breakfast this week Monday:____________________________________________________________________

Tuesday:____________________________________________________________________

 Wednesday:____________________________________________________________________

8. Did you choose healthy options? Which foods do you think were healthy and why?

9. If you had to write in another weekly Breakfast Tracker next week would you make any changes? What changes would you make?

10. Would you consider keeping a Breakfast Tracker on a daily basis? Why or why not?

 

Rate Your Cereal

Use the Nutrition Facts Panel of your cereal label to answer the following questions. Determine if your cereal is a healthy or unhealthy choice by analyzing the amounts of calories, sugar, fat and fiber per serving.

Choose 2 cereals that you would be most likely to eat and fill out the following questions.

Cereal

How many calories per serving?

 How many grams of sugar per serving?

What is/are the source(s) of sugar?

How many grams of fat per serving?

How many grams of fiber per serving?

Is whole grain listed as an ingredient?

Is your cereal a healthy or unhealthy choice?

Using all the cereals, complete the following questions.

1. Which cereal has the highest percent of Vitamin C?

Why do we need Vitamin C?

2. Which cereal has the highest percent of Iron? Why do we need Iron?

3. Which cereal has the most Fiber and which one has the least? Which is a better choice?

4. Why does Fiber play such an important role in our bodies?

5. Which cereal has the highest amount of sugar and which one has the least? Why should we choose cereals with a low amount of sugar?

Can You Find It?

Instructions: Select 3 different food packages or labels and review the Nutrition Facts label. Fill in the information asked for below for each of the 3 products. Remember to record the name of the product.

Name of product _

 Serving size ____

Total fat per serving ____

% Daily Value of fat _

% Daily Value of saturated fat __

 

Record the following for Product 1 

Product 1: 

What are the products name?

What is the serving size according to the label?

How many servings are in the entire container or package?

What is YOUR typical “helping” of this product?

How much do you usually eat? How many total calories are there in one serving?

How many calories would you consume if you ate everything in the package?

How many grams of fat are in one serving of the product?

How many grams of fat would you consume if you ate everything in the package?

 What is the percent daily value for fat? Is it a low fat or high fat product based on percent daily value?

Which nutrient(s) has a high percentage that should be a low percentage? Which nutrient(s) has a low percentage that should be a high percentage?

 

 

Keeping the Balance

Please complete the following questions using the information provided.

Activity Calories used in 30 minutes

100 pound person                    150 pound person                    200 pound person

Bike riding 93                                       132                                          177

Running 183                                           276                                           375

Swimming 150                                     249                                         336

Resting/sitting 40                                  42                                              57

Walking 81                                             108                                           147

If you were 150 pounds, answer the following questions:

1. How many calories would you use watching television from 4:00 to 6:30 pm?

2. How many more calories would you use if you rode your bike for an hour compared to if you watched TV for an hour?

3. How many extra calories would you use over the course of a week if you substituted an hour of bike riding for an hour of TV watching each day?

4. How about for a month?

5. How many calories would you use if you ran laps around the school track for 10 minutes, then rode your bike home for 10 minutes?

 

Exercise Log

Bonus activities:

1. How many seeds are on the outside of a strawberry? a) 100 c) 300 b) 200 d) 400

2. When you eat spinach, what part of the plant are you eating? a) Roots c) Leaves b) Stem d) Seed pod

3. What is the green, leafy top of a pineapple called? a) Crown c) Hat b) Tiara d) Cap

4. How many plums does it take to make one cup of fruit? a) One c) Two and a half b) Two d) Three

5. What’s the most popular fruit in the United States? a) Apple c) Banana b) Orange d) Grapes

 6. How long does it take to grow a pineapple? a) 6 months c) 18 months b) 12 months d) 24 months

7. What’s the most popular vegetable in the United States? a) Broccoli c) Carrots b) Potatoes d) Brussels sprouts

8. Which U.S. state produces the most apples each year? a) New York c) Florida b) California d) Washington

9. When you eat celery, what part of the plant are you eating? a) Roots c) Leaves b) Stem d) Seed pod 10. Are tomatoes a fruit or a vegetable? a) Fruit b) Vegetable

11. Which U.S. state produces the most grapes? a) California c) Oregon b) North Dakota d) Texas

12. How many kernels are on the average ear of sweet corn? a) 200 c) 600 b) 400 d) 800

13. What’s another name for prunes? a) Plums c) Peeps b) Pods d) Dried Plums

14. What’s the most popular fruit in the world? a) Banana c) Mango b) Papaya d) Pineapple

15. Which contains more fiber per serving? a) Raspberries b) Apples

16. Which contains more water per serving? a) Watermelon b) Iceberg lettuce

 17. Which are the most popular berries in the United States? a) Raspberries c) Strawberries b) Blueberries d) Blackberries

18. Which contains the most vitamin A per serving? a) Oranges b) Cantaloupe

 19. Which contains more vitamin A per serving? a) Sweet potatoes b) Carrots

20. Which contains more vitamin C per serving? a) Potatoes b)Broccoli

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