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Portion Distortion

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Author:National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Description: How do the portions served in today's fast food restaurants compare to those available 20 years ago? Take the "Portion Distortion" quizzes to learn exactly how much portions have "super sized," as well as the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by today's portions. Also, download "Portion Distortion" slides as PowerPoint, PDF, or text, and read about the differences between portions and servings. Part of NIH's Obesity Education Initiative.

Levels: Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Measurement, Number Sense/About Numbers, Ratio/Proportion, Medicine/Health, Human Biology, Sociology/Anthropology
Math Ed Topics: Public Understanding of Math

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