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How companies might deceive you on a food label


see examples
on next slides

1. Unrealistic serving size - chips


2. Servings per container - muffin, cheetos
3. Packaging - pop tart
4. listing an amount and then having a *
- Mac n Cheese

Label Deception-Serving Size:

Servings Size: 6 chips


Servings per Container: 20
Calories: 130 (x20)
Total Fat: 6 grams (x20)

In a minute, each person will choose a product and


fill in a worksheet. Here is what youll be looking at:

Hand out worksheet, but not food product


yet. Can you figure it yourself?:
#1 A&W Restaurant
Chocolate Fudge Sundae
#2

#3 servings per
container
(just one for
this product, so
see next slide)

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Hand out worksheet, but not food product


yet. Can you figure it yourself?:
#1 A&W Restaurant
Chocolate Fudge Sundae
#2

#3 servings per
container
(just one for
this product, so
see next slide)

#3 If there is more than 1


Serving per container
Total Fat x 2 = _______
Sugars x 2 = ______

Test Yourself:
#3

A&W Restaurant Chocolate Fudge Sundae

#3 Is it
Realistic?
#3 Is it
Deceptive?

#4
Total Fat?
Saturated fat?
Trans fat?

#5

IS THIS PRODUCT HEALTHY ENOUGH TO


BE IN OUR VENDING MACHINES?
To be in our
vending
machine at
school it has
to be less than:
< 35% (calories from) fat
+
< 35% (weight from) sugar
(or no more than 15 grams)

Sometimes the % Fat is easy to


figure in your head
#6
Calories
from Fat

Calories
=
________
Less
than
35%??

Can you
estimate
the % of
fat here?

Test Yourself:
A&W Restaurant Chocolate Fudge Sundae
#7.
15 gr. divided by
189 = _______
+
no more than
15? (barely!)
Less than 35%??
yes _____
no ______

IS YOUR PRODUCT HEALTHY ENOUGH TO BE IN


THE SCHOOL VENDING MACHINE:
YES ________

NO___________

Here is a "generic" way to look at the


label information:

Good fat example:


Total fat is 16
Sat. fat is 1
BUT, if you want to
lose weightcount calories:
6 servings per
container:
calories 170 x 6 =
____________ !!!!

-look at calories if you want


to lose weight (and servings!)
-look at fat (total and
saturated) if you want
to lose body fat/get 6-pack
abs! (or if you have heart/
medical problems
-look at protein if you want
to build muscle