Nutrition labels are the single best source for nutrition information for a food. They provide a wealth of product information. It is important for students to understand how to read a nutrition label, as they can be tricky. The sooner children learn to read nutrition labels and get in the habit of doing so, the sooner they can moderate their intake of unhealthy foods and portion sizes.
*Note: This lesson uses basic math skills. If the program leader does not feel comfortable with the included activities, s/he can simplify the lesson to just the basic content.