Milk Definitions and Milk Comparisons



This lesson will help the students develop an understanding that all milks are not created equally. Activities will include taste testing, label comparisons, and a teacher based instructional Powerpoint to give the students a knowledge of the definitions used on milk labels.

Lesson Time

55 minute period
2 Class Periods

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Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • The student will understand that there are many different types of milk available to the consumer and the type they choose can have an impact both on their health and the product that they are making.
  • Students will examine the labels of eight different types of milk comparing and contrasting the nutritional differences between them.
  • Students will understand the terminology used in conjunction with milk and on milk labels.
  • Students will understand the difference between a lactose intolerance and a milk allergy and the importance of choosing appropriate milk alternatives.

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