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*Note to teacher: Be sure you have shared the Reading Nutrition Labels lesson with your students before attempting this activity.*

Learning Activity: Data Analysis

Students should create a plan for collecting and analyzing data to make healthy decisions about snack consumption. Give the students the following information:

Goal: To determine which snacks are the healthiest/best choices based on nutritional information.

Data Source: The nutrition label. Nutrition labels are simply a display of data that researchers have discovered about a food or drink.

Question: What is the fat, sugar and salt (sodium) content of the foods in this activity?

The students will find out the necessary information and organize their answers. After their data is organized, they will need to figure out a way to display their results. After the data is displayed, they will need to interpret the data and choose three healthy choices for snacks. The process should mimic the following model:

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