In this lesson, students will investigate low fat and ‘lite’ foods and look at the nutritional components of the products in these categories.
Students will apply their understanding of percentages to extract and analyse information from the Nutrition Information Panel so that they may compare similar products and make informed decisions about what they are eating. They will be working more specifically with the ‘Ave Qty per Serving’ section of the NIP and practising converting from whole numbers to fractions, decimals and percentages.
- Students understand how to use a Nutrition Information Panel to determine the nutritional components contained in food.
- Students can read a table and gather information based on the contents of the table.
- Students can analyse information to make informed decisions.
- Topic: Consumption.
- This lesson is part of the wider unit of work SugarByHalf – Math – Years 5-6.
- Time required: 70 mins.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion and activities.
- Keywords: energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, sugar, sodium, kilojoules, low fat, reduced fat, lite percentage, proportional, scale, SugarByHalf, Australian Dental Association.
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- Selection of 5-6 food products and their ‘lite’ counterparts.