Food Labels


Our Food Labels lesson plan teaches students what food labels, how to read them, and what information they give consumers. Students practice reading food labels for specific information and label example food labels.

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Our Food Labels lesson plan explains what the labels students see on their food everyday mean. This lesson discusses what a food label is and its uses for the consumer. During this lesson, students are asked to examine food labels and list five ingredients, which they then define and complete a chart using the nutrition labels on the packages; they then explain why each food might be healthy or unhealthy. Students are also asked to match terms with their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to understand and interpret the meaning of a food label, identify and define its parts, and demonstrate its usefulness.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7

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4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade