Explanation of the activity:

This activity will help students learn how to calculate the serving sizes of certain food products.


Complete the following math problems. Remember to label your answer and show your work.

Example: A can of soup has 3 servings in it. One serving is 2 cups. How many cups are in the can?

2 cups x 3 servings = 6 cups

  1. The nutrition label for a box of crackers says there are 5 servings in the box. There are 8 crackers in a serving. How many total crackers are in the box?

  1. The serving size for sour cream is 2 tablespoons. The nutrition label says that there are about 8 servings in the container. How many tablespoons are in the container?

  1. There are 16 ounces in a bottle of soda. The nutrition label says there are 2 servings per container. How many ounces is one serving of soda?

  1. Annie ate one serving of cereal that was 1 ½ cups (1.5 cups). The box of cereal has 4 ½ cups (4.5 cups). How many servings are left in the box?

  1. Jim, Chris and Todd want to share a container of ice cream. One serving is ¾ cup. The whole container is 3 ½ cups. Is there enough ice cream for each person to have a serving? Show your work.

  1. a. There are 6 cups of pasta in a box. A serving is 1 ½ cups. How many servings are there per box?

b. If Kimberly and Emily each ate one serving of pasta and the box was full when they opened it, how many cups of pasta are left in the box?

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