Read the Label: Nutrition and Percentage

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This activity combines learning about nutrition, math of measurement and proportion, and healthy eating. Start by distributing food packages with Nutrition Facts labeled. Help everyone find the fat (or sugar) content on the label. Engage learners in talking over how much of a “serving” they typically eat and how much fat that is. The activity includes several games played with cards made from Nutrition Fact labels. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:



  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Systems
    • Number and Operations
      • Number Systems
      • Operations
    • Representation

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Mixing in Math


  • , © 2010, TERC, Inc., MA., 2010

Funding Source:

  • NSF, ESI-0406675 and DRL-0713537