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All About the Nutrition Facts Label

All About the Nutrition Facts Label


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About This Lesson

Encourage your students to make informed food choices that will contribute to lifelong healthy eating habits with activities and resources in English and Spanish that make it easier for them to understand and use the new Nutrition Facts label in their daily dietary decisions.

Visit the PROGRAM SITE for:

-Science and Our Food Supply free supplementary curricula for middle and high school classrooms. These guides are challenging hands-on, minds-on activities that link food safety, nutrition, and biotechnology to students’ everyday lives. The curricula are crafted in a teacher-friendly modular format that easily fits into science, health, and other classes.

-Read the Label materials challenge kids ages 9-13 to look for and use the Nutrition Facts label on food and beverage packages. The materials — available in English and Spanish — include fun and easy tips and targeted education to provide young people with the label reading skills to achieve a healthy diet.

-Link to visit Snack Shack, a cool destination in the virtual world of Whyville where kids (recommended ages 9-13) can now hang out and play two exciting games (Label Lingo and Snack Sort) that test their knowledge about making healthy snack choices.

Made Possible By: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


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