What’s in a bag of Hot Cheetos?

Do you know alll the ingredients in a bag of hot cheetos? How about half? This question was posed to the 6th grade Math/Science classes as the beginning of our unit on food. They were asked to highlight or circle the ingredients they did know, coming up with a mathematical percentage. This lesson was insightful and exciting because it really helps students learn to inform themselves about what they eat. Although almost everybody eats things that they know are not good for them, it is important to develop the ability to read food labels so they can make educated decisions for themselves. This 7 unit lesson on food will explore the ins and outs of where our food comes from and what is in it!

Some surprises: MSG- check. Tons of sodium- check. 9 servings in a bag?!? Unbelievable.

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