Grade 5 Classroom Activities and Lesson Ideas

Food Labels

  • Class discussion: How do people with allergies identify foods that are safe for them to eat? What information do they look for on the label?
  • All About Food Allergy Program from Food Allergy Canada (Note: Module 3, Activity 1 specifically discusses reading food labels for allergens)
  • Compare food labels without judgement (e.g., which items have more protein or fibre) using What’s on the Label Mabel from Nutrition Education and Consulting (free with login).
  • ‘Search and find’ e.g., find the food with 5g of protein, with milk as the first ingredient, find the food with soy in the ingredient list

Media influences on food choices