6th Grade

Day 1- Food Labels

The Nutrition Facts Label can tell you the amount of fat, sugar, salt and other ingredients in the food you choose. The Nutrition Facts Label is printed somewhere on the outside of packaged food, and you usually don’t have to look hard to find it. It’s important to know how to read a food label so you know what you are putting into your body.

1. Watch this video on “How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label”.  
How To Read A Food Label
2.  Now click on the link below to play the food label game.
Ride the Food Label

3.  When you have completed the game, answer this question in an email to me.  ebronson@sau49.org 

1.  How can reading a food label help you to make healthy nutrition choices?

Or click here to do the paper version.  You do not have to do both.


Day 2- Nutrition

  It's important to eat a variety of foods in healthy amounts.  Why is this important to you?  Your body needs nutrients that come from eating a combination of many different foods.  

1.  Get some practice with making smart food choices by playing the My Plate Blast Off game.  Click on the game below and spend 10-min playing.
My Plate Blast Off

2.  When you have completed the game, answer each question in an email to me.  ebronson@sau49.org

1)How can playing this game help you to make healthy food choices?  
2)Why do you think it's important to eat a well balanced diet?

3.  Now complete the following exercises.  Ask a family member to join you!

25 jumping jacks                10 sit-ups
15 push-ups                        10 rocket jumps (squat down low &                                                                                            jump up)       15 toe touches                    30-sec march in place
1-min run in place               15 ski jumps (jump side to side)

Or Click here to do the paper version.  You do not have to do both!

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