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questions, and alignment of this lesson to National Health Education Standards,
State Standards, please visit our website, www.roadoflife.org
*Note to teacher: Be sure you have shared the Reading Nutrition Labels lesson with
your students before attempting this activity.*
Learning Activity: Data
Students should create a plan for collecting and analyzing
data to make healthy decisions about snack consumption. Give the students the
determine which snacks are the healthiest/best choices based on nutritional
Data Source: The
nutrition label. Nutrition labels are simply a display of data that researchers
have discovered about a food or drink.
Question: What is
the fat, sugar and salt (sodium) content of the foods in this activity?
The students will find out the necessary information and
organize their answers.After their data
is organized, they will need to figure out a way to display their results.
After the data is displayed, they will need to interpret the data and choose
three healthy choices for snacks. The process should mimic the following model: