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1 Hunger Attack! Feed Your Appetite– Protect Your Wallet

2 Teen Spending on Food? All purchases = $464/mo. Teens spend 21% of the $$ on FOOD  Aver./mo. = $97  Aver./yr. = $1169 (Coinstar 2003, Teenage Research Unlimited, Inc. 2007) All purchases = $464/mo. Teens spend 21% of the $$ on FOOD  Aver./mo. = $97  Aver./yr. = $1169 (Coinstar 2003, Teenage Research Unlimited, Inc. 2007)

3 Food Purchases Affected By Personal preferences Customs & traditions Convenience Price Time Special occasions Hunger Peers Family Personal preferences Customs & traditions Convenience Price Time Special occasions Hunger Peers Family

4 Also Affected By Location Health considerations Religious preferences Availability of food Habits Food purchasing skills Food preparation skills Location Health considerations Religious preferences Availability of food Habits Food purchasing skills Food preparation skills

5 Food Costs Affected By Amount of Food Type of Food Where Food is Purchased Amount of Food Type of Food Where Food is Purchased

6 Money Saving Strategies (Eating Out) Share a meal Early bird specials Coupons Avoid vending machines Order water at restaurants Share a meal Early bird specials Coupons Avoid vending machines Order water at restaurants

7 Money Saving Strategies (Grocery Store) Compare ingredients & Nutrition Facts labels Check unit price Don’t shop hungry Shop alone Use coupons wisely Compare ingredients & Nutrition Facts labels Check unit price Don’t shop hungry Shop alone Use coupons wisely

8 More Grocery Store Strategies Shop with a list Shop sales Buy seasonal produce Buy larger packages Buy store brands Shop with a list Shop sales Buy seasonal produce Buy larger packages Buy store brands

9 Healthier = Healthier Food Body

10 Select Healthier Foods Compare food labels Review nutritional information at restaurants Buy foods from the five food groups of MyPyramid Compare food labels Review nutritional information at restaurants Buy foods from the five food groups of MyPyramid

11 Sugar Savvy Sugar Goes By Many Names Honey Sugar Brown Sugar Corn Sweeteners Molasses Malto-dextrin Cane Syrup Cane Juice Sugar Natural Sweetener High Fructose Corn Syrup Corn Syrup Evaporated Rice Syrup Any ingredient name ending in “-ose” (such as dextrose, lactose, fructose)

12 Convert Grams to Teaspoons 1.Locate the grams of sugar on the Nutrition Facts label 2.Divide the grams of sugar by 4 (there are 4 grams of sugar in a teaspoon) 1.Locate the grams of sugar on the Nutrition Facts label 2.Divide the grams of sugar by 4 (there are 4 grams of sugar in a teaspoon) Grams of Sugar 4 = Teaspoons of Sugar 12 Grams 4 = 3 teaspoons

13 Quick Facts--Unit Pricing Green Chili Burrito 5 oz. $ cents per oz. Green Chili Burrito 5 oz. $ cents per oz.

14 Quick Facts--Unit Pricing Example: 2 ounce energy bar costs $0.88 What is the cost per ounce? Example: 2 ounce energy bar costs $0.88 What is the cost per ounce? $ ounces =$0.44 per ounce

15 Smooth Calculations Make a Smoothie

16 Targets To Shoot For Get enough of these each day Get at least:CalciumIron Fiber Males Ages mg 8mg 25g Ages mg11mg 31g Ages mg 8mg 34g Females Ages mg 8mg 22g Ages mg15mg 25g Ages mg18mg 28g Get enough of these each day Get at least:CalciumIron Fiber Males Ages mg 8mg 25g Ages mg11mg 31g Ages mg 8mg 34g Females Ages mg 8mg 22g Ages mg15mg 25g Ages mg18mg 28g

17 Fat Facts Light & Lite have several meanings: 1.Contains 1/3 fewer calories than similar product not labeled 2.Contains ½ the fat of similar product not labeled 3.Sodium content of low-calorie, low-fat food has been reduced 50% 4.Used to describe color or texture Light & Lite have several meanings: 1.Contains 1/3 fewer calories than similar product not labeled 2.Contains ½ the fat of similar product not labeled 3.Sodium content of low-calorie, low-fat food has been reduced 50% 4.Used to describe color or texture

18 INGREDIENTS: Enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid), sugar, graham flour, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil shortening (contains one or more of the following: soybean oil, cottonseed oil), brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, honey, sodium bicarbonate, salt, molasses, soy lecithin, and vanillin (an artificial flavor). INGREDIENTS: Enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid), sugar, graham flour, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil shortening (contains one or more of the following: soybean oil, cottonseed oil), brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, honey, sodium bicarbonate, salt, molasses, soy lecithin, and vanillin (an artificial flavor). Food Shopping Tic-Tac-Toe Question 7

19 Food Shopping Tic-Tac-Toe Frozen Soft Pretzels 13 oz. $3.00 ___ ¢ per oz. Frozen Soft Pretzels 13 oz. $3.00 ___ ¢ per oz. Question 8 Pricing Label


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