⁣⁣Lesson Plan: What Are the Portion Size Differences Between US and UK Fast Food Chains?

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: What Are the Portion Size Differences Between US and UK Fast Food Chains?

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: Health/Nutrition

Duration: 60 minutes

Objective: Students will compare and analyze the portion sizes of popular fast food items from KFC, McDonald's, and Burger King in the United States and the United Kingdom, while understanding the impact of portion control on health.

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly, as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.7: Conduct research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.

- Internet access
- Research materials (books, articles, websites)
- Pen/pencil, paper


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of portion control and its impact on health.
- Present the SEO title as a question: "What Are the Portion Size Differences Between US and UK Fast Food Chains?"
- Engage students in a brief discussion about fast food consumption and its connection to obesity and other health issues.

2. Research (30 minutes):
- Provide students with access to computers or mobile devices with internet access.
- Instruct students to research and find at least three reliable sources that compare the portion sizes of fast food items from KFC, McDonald's, and Burger King in the US and the UK.
- Encourage students to consider various factors such as serving size, calories, and nutritional content while conducting their research.
- Remind students to take notes and cite their sources.

3. Comparison and Analysis (15 minutes):
- Once students have completed their research, ask them to compare and analyze the portion sizes of the selected fast food items between the US and the UK.
- Instruct students to focus on any significant differences in serving sizes and discuss the potential reasons behind these variations.
- Prompt students to consider cultural, health, and marketing factors that might influence portion sizes.

4. Group Discussion (5 minutes):
- Divide the class into small groups and allow students to share their findings and discuss their analysis.
- Encourage students to consider the potential impact of portion sizes on health outcomes and cultural differences in attitudes towards food.

5. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Bring the class back together and facilitate a brief discussion on the importance of portion control and making informed food choices.
- Emphasize the role of personal responsibility in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and how understanding portion sizes can contribute to overall well-being.

Common Core Label Correlations:

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