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Find out here how healthy fast food really is

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Science  

Grades:

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  


Title – How healthy is fast food?
By – Rebecca Foster
Primary Subject – Science, Computers/Internet,
Secondary Subjects - 
Grade Level – 7-12
Title – How Healthy is Fast Food?
Subject – Nutrition
Grade Level – 7th grade through 12th grade

Objectives-
Students will learn what their daily nutrition needs are.
Students will learn how well fast food meals contribute to their daily need for nutrients.

Materials-
Spreadsheet software
the Internet

Procedures-
Students will go to the USDA’s web site for nutrition information.
After educating themselves on what a healthy diet is from this web site and others, students will see how healthy fast food is.
Students will go to the following web sites and compare nutrition information:
McDonalds
Taco Bell
Wendy’s
Burger King

Any other local fast food restaurants

The students will then compile this nutrition information into a spreadsheet with information such as saturated fat, calories,
carbohydrates, etc.
By comparing the nutritional information, the students learn how to eat the healthiest food possible at fast food restaurants.

Evaluation:
Have a discussion with the students, asking them if they feel this project will change their future choices of fast food.

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