Portions and Servings: Is There a Difference?

This lesson will explain the difference between a portion and a serving and allow students to determine how many servings are in a sample dinner portion.

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Content Area

  • Health

Resource Type(s)

  • Lesson Plan


  • 4th Grade


  • Health 4

Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • 4.OA.A.3 - Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
  • 4.NBT.B.4 - Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
  • 1.5.1 - Describe the relationship between health behaviors and personal health.
  • 2.5.1 - Identify how various sources affect thoughts, feelings and health behaviors.
  • 5.5.1 - Apply a healthy choice when making personal decisions.
  • 6.5.2 - Implement goals to enhance daily health habits.
  • 7.5.1 - Demonstrate behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks.

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