Media Literacy: Consumer Awareness Lesson - Misleading Food Labels

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Total Pages: 25 pages
Answer Key: Included
Teaching Duration: 90 minutes
File Size: 1 MB
File Type: PDF

Media Literacy & Consumer Awareness Misleading Food Labels | PDF & Digital Formats: Help your students develop a deeper understanding of media literacy and consumer awareness with this engaging lesson on the truth behind food label claims. This lesson examines 10 popular grocery store food options and discusses the nutritional content of each one. 

Language Note: The word "screwed" is used twice in this video.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom™. The unit also comes with Google Slides™ versions of the included graphic organizers for 1:1 technology schools.

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Curriculum Links

This set of lessons can be used for media literacy lessons or as part of your Health Curriculum where healthy eating and nutrition facts are a curriculum focus i.e. Ontario Health Curriculum Grade 7 & 8.

Lesson Outline

  • Introduction to Consumer Awareness
  • Food Labels Questions and Graphic Organizer
  • Journal Entry Assessment (2 Options)
  • Extend Your Learning Assignment

    Teacher Feedback

    1. "My students loved watching how companies "manipulate" consumers into buying food items. They were so intrigued and asked for more lessons like this one."
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    Resource Notes

    • Regular reliable internet access is required for this resource
    • Internet must be able to access online video sources
    • This resource is a non-editable PDF, with Google Classroom compatible PDFs included

    Unit Includes

    • differentiated and engaging activities
    • individual PDFs of student pages for uploading to Google Classroom or other online learning portals
    • Google Slides graphic organizers for 1 to 1 technology classrooms
    • detailed lesson plan
    • lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
    • detailed teacher directions