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What's In A Food Label?

This article provides definitions, explanations and calculations that go into the Nutrition Facts labels mandated by federal law in 1990. These labels contain information such as serving size, ingredients, and a breakdown of calories. The article uses a sample food label and provides the conversions of calories per gram and shows pie charts of the components. Finally, there is a glossary of terms and their quantitative definitions.
Contributed by: HealthCheck Systems, Publisher
Math TopicMeasurement, Number Sense, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations, Other Math Topic, Data and Statistics
Grade Level5, 6+
Resource TypeReference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator, Learner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionScience, Science:Health
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorHealthCheck Systems, Publisher
    • Publication Date2011
    • RightsCopyright 1997-2011 HealthCheck Systems
    • AccessFree access
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    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
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      Timely info
      By Uncle Bob on 09/18/2013 - 10:33
    • Students getting into healthy eating habits might appreciate this information.