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Main Curriculum Tie:
Video: Label-Ease, Dairy Council, 12 minutes (Note: This video is no longer available.)
Reading Label Activity
Background For Teachers:
The teacher needs to follow along during the video on Label-Ease to help the students know which label the video is referring to on the Video Handouts A and B.
The teacher needs to compile labels from food products and attach them to a piece of construction paper to be used for the Reading Label Activity to be used as reinforcing and understanding label reading.
Student Prior Knowledge:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
They will be able to read and interpret definitions, terms and dates and identify the new format and the requirements for all nutrition labels for the benefit of the consumer.
Lecture to the students about Food Labeling.
Hand out the Video Label Handouts A and B to be used as reference during the video - Label-Ease. Show the video. The students will follow along with the video and look at their handouts.
For review of the Label-Ease concept to count the fingers on the hand to identify if the food is nutritious, hand out the Label Worksheet 1, 2, 3,and 4. Call on the students in the class to have them identify how many fingers they have left standing and if the food item is nutritious.
Hand out the Reading Label Activity - Distribute the labels on the countertops around the room. Have the students walk around the room to complete the necessary information on their paper. Collect the assignments before the students leave. Be sure to collect all of the labels.
Final review activity - Hand out the label lingo Crossword Puzzle to be corrected at the end of class.
Soundbites from National LiveStock and Meat Board, 1993.
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