Is it a dessert?



In this lesson, students learn to identify sugar in a product, distinguish between sugars which are found naturally in a food, and added sugars, and read the nutrition label for sugar content.

Lesson Time

One class period
48 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
    • Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to identify the first ingredient on a nutrition label as being the predominant ingredient used in a food product.
  • Students will be able to identify at least five alternate ingredients which are various forms of sugars.
  • Students will be able to quickly identify an approximate amount of sugar included in one serving size of a food.
  • Students will be able to determine if a packaged food product should be classified as a dessert.

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