5.1: Let’s Practice At Home

Each week we will give you a homework assignment. The task for this week is called “The Caloric Balance.”

Play this with your family:

1. Have each person find a package of food at home.

2. Look for the label on the package but do not show it to others. Find the number of calories in each serving.

3. Ask another person to guess how many calories per serving (tell them how much per serving) that food has. The person who is closest to reality wins.

4. Now play guessing how long you would have to walk (at 3.5 mph) to burn off how many calories are in each meal. Remember that 30 minutes of walking uses 159 calories.