Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Portion Size Me & Portion Size Me Too DVDs
"Portion size is the key to the American obesity epidemic," said James Painter, chair of Eastern Illinois University's School of Family and Consumer Sciences. He believed that healthy choices could be found in every fast-food restaurant. To prove his point, he followed two graduate students--254-pound Aaron and 111-pound Ellen--who ate portions suitable to their body types for a month. They could chose only foods from 10 fast-food restaurants and gas stations. Both ended up losing weight and lowering their cholesterol. While Portion Size Me showcases the details of the study, Portion Size Me Too highlights how they did it. Students will enjoy the details of how to make healthier choices at their favorite fast-food restaurants.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- FoodMASTER Middle: Energy Balance
- Understanding MyPlate (Grades 6-8)
- What's on MyPlate? (Grades 6-8)
- Grocery Store Problem Solving (Grades 6-8)