Food Label Scavenger Hunt


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Preview★★★★★ This is my #1 Best-Selling Health Lesson, and it’s now not only in editable print version, but it’s also on Google Docs!

Teachers can literally send the 3 links in this lesson and it can completely be done students at home.

Includes step-by-step student directions in a Google PDF Doc, and 2 fill-in Google Slides Worksheets. Perfect for distance learning during school closures.


★ This resource is my #1 Best-Selling Individual Lesson” in my TeachersPayTeachers store! I am so excited to now be able to sell this same resource here on my own website, but if you prefer to see reviews and/or purchase it on TPT click HERE.


NEW! Now includes new U.S.D.A food labels!


★ The Scavenger Hunt is always a favorite with my 9th grade students!

★ NEW! Save paper by using the Google Drive version now included!
  • “Food Label Reading” worksheet and food labels – On Google Slides
  • “Food Label Scavenger Hunt” worksheet and food labels – On Google Slides
  • “Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt” – On Google Slides
  • “Vending Machine” worksheet – On Google Slides
  • “Food Label Reading” AND “Food Label Scavenger Hunt” STUDENT DIRECTIONS NOW ON GOOGLE DRIVE – Can be done independently by students!
Or, print and teach in class – it’s your choice! EDITABLE IN WORD and POWERPOINT!

-I’ve used this activity for years and I love it because by the end of the day students feel confident that they know how to read a food label.


-This “Scavenger Hunt” activity is always a favorite with my 9th grade students!


Students will learn these truths about calories:

– That Costco pizza has 444 more calories than a Costco hot dog!

– That a large chocolate shake has 840 calories!

– Just because Cherry Twizzlers don’t have fat, if you eat 20 of them it’s 800 calories!


-NEW! Save paper by using the Google Drive version now included! Or, print and teach – it’s your choice!


– FULL STEP-BY-STEP TEACHER DIRECTIONS tell you what to say and they follow PowerPoint slides that walk you through each lesson as you teach your students!


-This resource includes ★ 5 FULL LESSONS from my #1 Best-Selling Nutrition Unit.

-Teach it from 1 to 5 days – it’s up to you!


Here is what previous buyers are saying:


-“My students LOVED this! Making school into a game always helps the learning to stick.”


-“Wow!”    -“This was fantastic!”    -“Wonderful resource!”


-“Awesome lesson that was self explanatory and all I had to do was to print and present the assignment to students. This was a fantastic time saver and so well put together.”


-This lesson was great for a group a freshman that struggle to sit still. I love getting the students up and moving around and this does a great job of keeping them engaged.”


-ALL FUTURE UPDATES FOR LIFE ARE INCLUDED!! All new lessons, activities, and any changes that I create for this unit are FREE!!


Here is what is included:

  • 63 pages of step-by-step teacher directions
  • A 95-Slide PowerPoint that walks you through the lessons
  • 10 Printable Documents (Or now get “Food Label Worksheet” DIRECTIONS and LABELS now also on Google Drive!)
  • Printable copies of State, National, and Common Core Standards. (All 8 National Standards, 5 State Standards, and 4 Common Core Standards are met in this resource!)
  • Learning Targets and Explanation
  • Printable posters for each lesson
  • “Success Criteria Sheet” for students to copy target at beginning of class, and answer questions at the end of class


Day 1: PRE-LESSON – FOOD LABEL READING (Directions and Worksheet on Google Docs!)  WITH NEW U.S.D.A FOOD LABELS!

-How to read a food label

-Media Literacy: Deceptive packaging, unrealistic serving sizes and servings per container…

-Real food container examples!

-Grocery Store Savvy and product manipulation

-“How to Read a Food Label Activity”

-Healthy Schools Information (National Association of State Board of Education Policy Database)

-How to tell if a product is “healthy”

-Food label reading video

-“How to Read a Food Label Worksheet”


Day 2: FOOD LABEL SCAVENGER HUNT LESSON (Directions and Worksheet on Google Docs!) ★New labels edited to match U.S.D.A food labels!*

-For the “Food Label Scavenger Hunt” students will read food labels from these 5 categories:






-This activity covers all the most important information on a food label and issues associated with these items:


-Serving size


-Saturated fat

-High blood pressure



-Comparing foods

-Teaspoons of sugar in drinks


-The math involved in figuring total % fat, or % sugar in products

-This lesson also includes an adapted, shortened, easier version for your “Special Needs” students

-Also learn more about the new U.S.D.A Food Label


Day 3 and 4: POST LESSON – INTERACTIVE FOOD LABEL FLIP UP and VENDING MACHINE POLICE ACTIVITY (Interactive label information on Google Docs-Interactive sheet must be done with real paper!) WITH NEW U.S.D.A FOOD LABELS!

-Funny Fast Food Versus Reality Video

-“Interactive Food Label” activity

-Vending Machine Policy Activity: Students analyze vending machine products to determine if they are “healthy”

-Vending Machine Worksheet – Collecting class data



-Nutrition-related illnesses

-Research related articles

-How diet affects CANCER

-Cancer warning signs

-7 Signs of Cancer Handout

-“Dear Me” skin cancer video

-Family Medical History Parent-Teen Communicator Homework

-Cancer Quilt Project

-Illness and Nutrition Quiz

-Longevity Game


*NOTE: New labels edited to match U.S.D.A food labels! While the food labels in the “Food Label Reading” activity, the “Interactive Food Label,” and many PowerPoint slides are now the NEW U.S.D.A. labelsbecause the U.S.D.A. food labels are so new, I was not able to find online digital copies of all the 42 labels for the products in the “Scavenger Hunt.”


So, I took the time to use data from several food label databanks to edit the 42 food labels myself so they closely matched the new U.S.D.A. labels!




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-This resource is included in my Full Semester/Year High School Health Curriculum, and my Middle/Junior High School Health Curriculum, and my Nutrition Unit.


Thank you so much for previewing!


Mrs. S.

Health Education Today, Inc.

Master of Education

National Board Certified Health Teacher