Part of Lesson Plan: Juice Critique
Activity Overview / Details
DAY ONE TEACHER NOTESS: Need: Projector, Reading Food Labels Worksheet.
Use a large white board to write your Daily Agenda for the students to see and read as they enter the room. This way they will know what the lesson is for the day and what is expected from them. Anything that needs to be turned in that day put a big red check next to it, such as the worksheet.
How to Read the Food Label
I usually have an empty Coke bottle filled with sugar that matches the amount of sugar contained in the bottle of coke. This helps the students to see what they are really getting in a coke; lots of sugar and water, plus chemicals, colorings, acid, caffeine, empty calories, etc. Ask them to imagine just eating that amount of sugar by itself, not in a liquid form like a coke. I write theI tape I write
I write the following information on the coke bottle and discuss with the students, I tape the bottle closed and pass it around the class for them to read and observe after showing the video.
One tablespoon of sugar = 12 grams of carbohydrates.
10 teaspoons of sugar in a 12 ounce can of Coke.
5 1/2 Tablespoons of sugar in a 20 ounce bottle of Coke.
VIDEO /GUIDED PRACTICE:
Have a projector available to watch video: Reading Food Labels. Hand out worksheet after watching the video. See Below for resources. After the students complete the worksheet, review and discuss the video and worksheet with the students.
If time allows show sample food labels and ask students questions or compare products, using the worksheet information as a reference.