FCS 6th Grade
2 class periods of 45 minutes each
The label on a food product gives us many different types of information: ingredients, serving size, nutrition, etc.
Basic information about nutrition labels
Basic cooking terminology
Students will learn to read labels and compare the nutrients and ingredients in foods.
Have students divide a ½ sheet of paper into 2 columns- label 1 column #1 and the other column #2. Give the students 1-2 minutes to write as many things as they can think of that are on a food label in column #1.
Product A and B overhead. Ask students that if they were on an island and didn't have anything to eat would they choose product A or Product B. Show the students the labels for product A and Product B.
Give the students actual food labels and food packages and have them complete the student activity guide, "Let's Read Labels" p. 2. Labels and packages may be given to students individually, in pairs, or as lab groups.
On the 1/2 sheet of paper give the students 1-2 minutes to write as many things as they can think of that are on a food label in column #2.
Successful completion of Let's Read Labels worksheet, graphic organizers, and writing activity.