This set of laminated, easy-to-read nutritional cards can be used in a variety of activities to effectively teach students about what’s in the foods they eat every day. Cards are color-coded by food group and clearly display a picture of the food, serving size, calories, total fat, total carbohydrates, fiber, and sodium contents.
These cards provide a lot of eye-opening and useful information on foods from the 5 food groups (fruit, vegetables, protein, dairy, and grains). Each card provides the serving size, calories, total fat, saturated fat, total carbohydrates, fiber, and sodium in each food, making an eye-opening learning experience for students of any age.
Example cards include: hamburger patty, turkey slices, grapes, banana, cereal, oatmeal, potato, carrot, milk, and cheese stick.
These cards can be used for a variety of activities. You could have kids pick a card from each group to create a “balanced meal,” or use the cards as a way to teach kids about calories, fat, fiber and more.
Each set comes with 12 protein cards, 16 fruit cards, 34 grain cards, 22 vegetable cards, and 16 dairy cards for a total of 100 cards. All of the cards are thick and laminated, so they will be resistant to tears and bending, allowing them to be used over and over again. At 5-1/2”W x 8-1/2”H, they are larger than standard index cards so they are easy to read for students of all ages.