Level A - Six Easy Bites

Extra Bite Solutions

Bite 2 - Smart Food Purchasing


2a. Tune into ads
All questions have either no right answer or involve personal feelings.


2b. Sweet sugary search
How does the amount of sugar in the breakfast cereal you eat compare with others you can buy? How many cereals contain less sugar than yours? How many cereals contain more sugar than yours?
Click here to access the chart entitled, "Amounts of Added Sugar in Breakfast Cereals."


2c. Juicy juice
Make your own fruit drink by mixing together different kinds of real fruit juices. Start out with a big glass and add 1/3 ice, 1/3 soda water, and 1/3 orange, apple, grape, or cranberry juice. If you could sell this juice, how would you write the ingredient label?
Name of fruit juice used, water, and carbonated water. Ingredients are listed in descending order of how much they weigh in the food product.


2d. Making brownie cents
You'll notice in the store that specialty brownie mixes cost much more than the plain kind. Try flavoring a batch of plain brownies with peanut butter chips. Is the cost the same, less, or more compared to a specialty mix?
The cost should be less than that for the pre-packaged brownie specialty mix.


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