TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Activity 5D: What’s Behind the Meal Deal?

One Meal Deal Card describing complete meals will be selected by a student from each group. The group will define calories; collect data on food eaten and total number of calories eaten in the “meal”; and investigate how to maintain an energy balance to control weight gain and/or loss. Students will be able to apply what they learned to their personal food choices. 
Objectives: 
  • Determine their caloric needs
  • Determine caloric values of food items
  • Graph caloric values of meals
  • Modify the caloric value of meals to more closely match their caloric needs
Keywords: 

Food calorie, food pyramid, caloric need, caloric value, calorie, energy balance, weight, food choice

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Activity Code: 
5D
Unit Reference: 
Corpulosity: A Study of Obesity
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 5: Fat: Out of Balance?