Explanation of the activity:
This activity will help students learn to convert a vegetable lasagna recipe into serving sizes.
You will need a worksheet with the recipe and questions, one per student or group (or a transparency that has the recipe and questions). You will also need pencils.
•Identify what ingredients in the recipe are fruits or vegetables.
•Convert the fruit and vegetable amounts into cups.
•Add the total number of cups of fruits and vegetables.
•Divide by the number of servings the recipe makes. Your answer is the number of cups of fruits and vegetables in one serving of the recipe.
•Explain to students that this method works best before you have the actual food in front of you, when you are getting ready to eat. You need to have a recipe to use this method.