In this lesson, students will be introduced to the Nutrition Information Panel (NIP). They will learn what each section means and how to make informed decisions on what they eat.
Using measurement and scales, students will compare the recommended serving size with their actual serving size in order to better understand whether the recommended serving size doesn’t always reflect realistic portion sizes.
- 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: 55 mins.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion and activities.
- Keywords: SugarByHalf, Australian Dental Association, Nutrition Information Panel, energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, sugar, sodium, kilojoules, nutrition, food, serving, proportion, scale factor, weight
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Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian and New Zealand Curriculums.
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring cups
- Selection of packaged foods showing the NIP (e.g. cereals, chocolate bars)
These lessons were developed in partnership with SugarByHalf and the Australian Dental Association.