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Food Label Research Activity

PART 1

Directions: Complete the chart at the right using the information from your food label.  Add two vitamins or minerals and their amounts (that are not already listed) at the bottom of the chart.  Attach your label to the left.  Then answer the questions below.

 

Nutrition Fact

Quantity

Serving size

 

Amount per Cont.

 

Calories

 

Calories from fat

 

Total Fat

 

Saturated Fat

 

Cholesterol

 

Sodium

 

Total Carbs.

 

Dietary Fiber

 

Sugar

 

Protein

 

Vitamin A

 

Vitamin C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Staple your nutrition

label here.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. My label comes from: ____________________________________________

     

  2. Percent Daily Values are based on a _________ ________________ diet.

     

  3. List which of the six basic nutrients your food label contains.

     

     

  4. List the top four ingredients (not in parentheses).

     

 

  1. Name two ingredients from the list that you can identify.  Describe what they are.

 

 

 

PART 2

Ingredient Research                      Name: __________________________________

Choose five ingredients (ones you are not familiar with) from your food label then answer the following questions about them.

 

  1. Ingredient name: ___________________________________________________________________

    Other names: ______________________________________________________________________

    What does it do to/for the food? _______________________________________________________

            _________________________________________________________________________________

            In what types of foods is it usually found? _______________________________________________

            Pros:  ____________________________________________________________________________

            Cons:  ____________________________________________________________________________

            Do you think it is good for you or harmful? ______________________________________________

            Information Source: _________________________________________________________________

     

  2. Ingredient name: ___________________________________________________________________

    Other names: ______________________________________________________________________

    What does it do to/for the food? _______________________________________________________

            _________________________________________________________________________________

            In what types of foods is it usually found? _______________________________________________

            Pros:  ____________________________________________________________________________

            Cons:  ____________________________________________________________________________

            Do you think it is good for you or harmful? ______________________________________________

            Information Source: _________________________________________________________________

     

  3. Ingredient name: ___________________________________________________________________

    Other names: ______________________________________________________________________

    What does it do to/for the food? _______________________________________________________

            _________________________________________________________________________________

            In what types of foods is it usually found? _______________________________________________

            Pros:  ____________________________________________________________________________

            Cons:  ____________________________________________________________________________

            Do you think it is good for you or harmful? ______________________________________________

            Information Source: _________________________________________________________________

     

  4. Ingredient name: ___________________________________________________________________

    Other names: ______________________________________________________________________

    What does it do to/for the food? _______________________________________________________

            _________________________________________________________________________________

            In what types of foods is it usually found? _______________________________________________

            Pros:  ____________________________________________________________________________

            Cons:  ____________________________________________________________________________

            Do you think it is good for you or harmful? ______________________________________________

            Information Source: _________________________________________________________________

     

  5. Ingredient name: ___________________________________________________________________

    Other names: ______________________________________________________________________

    What does it do to/for the food? _______________________________________________________

            _________________________________________________________________________________

            In what types of foods is it usually found? _______________________________________________

            Pros:  ____________________________________________________________________________

            Cons:  ____________________________________________________________________________

            Do you think it is good for you or harmful? ______________________________________________

            Information Source: _________________________________________________________________