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1 Standard Six Objective One Grade Six Reading and Understanding Food Labels

2 “I’m Labelman, and I’m here to help you learn the importance of Food Labels and how to read them.” = Go back to last slide = More information = Home page Underlined Words = more information on that subject

3 Food Labels are split up into sections: : Serving Size Calories Nutrition Information Vitamins & Minerals % DV Click the arrows for more information Think You understand food labels now? Let’s try this GAME!GAME! Exceptions

4 Some foods need to be prepared before being eaten. What happens if you have to ADD other things to them before you eat them? JUST READ THE LABEL! Follow the Star

5 Serving Size Predetermined by the food manufacturer There can be and often are more than one serving per package. What is the serving size of ICE CREAM?

6 If you don’t have a food label to find the serving size, there are some ways to figure it out, and it is in the “palm of your hand”palm of your hand


8 What is found on the food label? What Nutritional information can be found on a food label? * Carbohydrates* Carbohydrates * Fat* Fat (Fiber and Sugar) * Cholesterol* Cholesterol * Protein* Protein * Sodium :

9 % Daily Value (% DV) There is also a column called the % DV, which helps us see what foods are a good source of nutrients and which foods are not. The % DV is generally based on a 2,000 calorie diet (the average amount of calories a 6 th Grader should eat in a day)

10 FAT We need a certain amount of FAT in our diet to give us energy and provide need nutrients for our body. But eating too much saturated fat and trans fat is bad for our bodies. Which of these has good fat, and which has bad?

11 We need to watch the amount of cholesterol we eat.  Our own bodies make almost enough for what we need, and if we eat too much it can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Sodium is another name for salt. It helps balance our body fluids, but too much can be harmful.  A little sprinkle on your dinner won’t hurt, but take a taste first and see if you need it.

12 Carbohydrates There are two types of carbohydrates. They are: Fiber Sugar Make sure you are eating lots of fiber and minimal sugar, and you will have a happy body!

13 Protein helps build: Muscle Bone Teeth

14 Vitamin A Vitamin A is good for our: Eyes Skin Immune System Look for vitamin A in: Foods that are yellow or orange Carrots Sweet Potatoes Cantaloupe

15 Vitamin C Vitamin C is good for our: Blood Vessels Immune System Look for Vitamin C in: Citrus Fruits Tomatoes Red Berries

16 Let’s learn more about the % DV and the 5/20 rule What is the 5/20 rule?

17 What did we learn? this quiz Let’s take and find out! Click HERE for instructions on the homework assignment.HERE

18 Vitamins and minerals are also important things to look for: *Calcium *Vitamin A *Vitamin C *Iron

19 What are Calories? Calories are what gives us energy! Without calories, we would be tired ALL OF THE TIME! Each gram of fat has 9 calories Each gram of Carbohydrate has 4 calories Each gram of Protein has 4 calories.

20 Calcium Calcium is good for our: Bones Teeth Look for calcium in: Milk Yogurt Cheese

21 Iron Iron is good for our: Red blood cells Body growth Energy Look for Iron in: Red Meat Spinach Oatmeal

22 Homework Assignment: My Favorite Foods Take a digital camera and take macro shots of food labels of your favorite foods, along with a shot of the packaging. Prepare a power point presentation. Each slide should include: A picture of the food label and packaging. A list of the total nutrients in the entire container. (If the label has a section for prepared food, please use that information) Please include: The serving size Servings per container Calories Fat Carbohydrates Fiber Sugar Protein Also, include a title slide which includes a collage of all of your pictures done on Picasa Please include at least six different types of food. Remember to use a wide variety, include things like favorite cereal, favorite drink, favorite snack etc. Here is an example of what I would like you to do: My Favorite Foods

23 References: “Labelman” is used courtesy of the US Food and Drug Administration ( U.S. Food and Drug Administration (creator/poster). (February 24,2011). The Food Label and You: The 5-20 Rule Part 1. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (creator/poster). (February 24, 2011). Are You Smarter Than a Food Label? Understanding Food Labels.

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