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    Nutrition Labels
    By SarahR

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    We start our year with Nutrition. We spend an hour and a half block in a circle discussion about food.

    Each student brings in three items with the nutrition labels and we dissect the information on the labels. ...Serving size is a real eye opener on some items because the kids think they can eat the whole package, but it's really 2+ servings.

    We discuss how a serving of cheese is the size of a die, a serving of meat the size of a pack of cards, and a serving of pasta is the size of your fist, etc. And we talk about the portions that restaurants are serving today.

    This activity always brings a huge positive response from the parents...the students go home and start reading all kinds of labels and telling their parents what a serving is. AND, I see healthy snacks coming in after that!!

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