Typical Fast Food Meal
Here is a picture of a typical fast food meal. A meal like this contains about 1,000 calories. Do you think it is a healthy meal?
This is a typical fast food meal.
Compare the meal you see here with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate guidelines. Learn more here:
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(from Let's Move)
As you explore, take notes and respond to the questions on page 3 in your Engineering Portfolio.
This activity is meant to give students a brief overview of nutrition guidelines. Before beginning, have students turn to page 3 of their Engineering Portfolios. As they explore the resources provided, encourage students to take notes and answer the questions in their portfolios.
- What are the basic healthy eating guidelines recommended by the U.S. government?
More to Explore
There is a simple way to learn more about the nutritional content of the foods you eat. It is called a "Nutrition Facts" label.