

2, Margie sees a sign in the coat department that reads 25% off. Estimate her savings on a coat that is regularly $99.99. (Hint: Round off the price to $100. Think: 25% is the same as 1/4. 1/4 of 100 is 25. The savings should be about $25).
3. The farmer feels about 85% of US crops have been ruined by bad weather. What percent is usable? (Hint: subtract 85 from 100).
4. 22% of the shirts at a store have been sold. What percent is left? (Hint: subtract 22 from 100).
5. 69% of the voters approved the levy. How many of the 3,593 voters did not support the levy? (Hint: subtract 69 from 100, and multiply that number by 3,593).
6. A new lawn mower costs $297.00. If there is a 20% off sale, how much will the mower cost? (Hint: subtract 20 from I 00. Multiply that percent by $297. 00).
7. The sportswriter has been right 63% of the time on his predictions of the NFL winners each week. If there are 20 games each week, how many does he predict incorrectly? Round your answer to the nearest whole number. (Hint: subtract .)
8. The library has 87,035 books. 43% of them.were purchased before 1980. How many have been bought from 1980 to the present?
9. The teacher has finished grading about 50% of her students' tests. She has 23 students. How many tests has she finished grading? (Hint: would a fraction be easier?)
10. James is buying a new TV for $299.00. He wants to make sure he has enough money for the sales tax. He knows the tax rate is 6%. Which of the following is the approximate amount James will need for tax:
By taking a few seconds to think about the problem you may save yourself some time and effort!
Shopping in the Housewares Department
Small group work:
Divide class into 2 or 3 small groups.
Materials:
1 copy of the bottom half of this page for each group.
Optional:
weekly flyers or newspaper advertisements from area merchants that feature general household merchandise.
Have the students work in groups to make a list. After 15 minutes, compare lists.
What you need to do now is to purchase all the miscellaneous household items that you will need. You have budgeted $100 for these items.
With your group, make a list of items and estimated costs that you should plan to buy to keep your apartment clean and orderly.
Small Group Cooperative Problem Solving
Andrea, Bill, Carlos, and Donna go to the mall. Each has things in mind to purchase. They plan to meet at the food court at 3:30 to have a soft drink. Who has enough money left to treat for the soft drinks?

Andrea, Bill, Carlos, and Donna go to the mall. Each has things in mind to purchase. They plan to meet at the food court at 3:30 to have a soft drink. Who has enough money left to treat for the soft drinks?

Andrea, Bill, Carlos, and Donna go to the mall. Each has things in mind to purchase. They plan to meet at the food court at 3:30 to have a soft drink. Who has enough money left to treat for the soft drinks?

Andrea, Bill, Carlos, and Donna go to the mall. Each has things in mind to purchase. They plan to meet at the food court at 3:30 to have a soft drink. Who has enough money left to treat for the soft drinks?

Andrea, Bill, Carlos, and Donna go to the mall. Each has things in mind to purchase. They plan to meet at the food court at 3:30 to have a soft drink. Who has enough money left to treat for the soft drinks?

Directions:
Separate class into groups. Give paragraph and the clues to each group. Have group members do math computations to find group answer.
Answers:
Andrea spends $48.73, Bill spends $33.64, Carlos spends $26.35, and Donna spends $14.25. Carlos has money left to treat for soft drinks.
TITLE:
Major Purchase and Shopping by Mail
OBJECTIVES:
Multiplying percents; using proportions; changing fractions
to percents and percents to fractions; computing installment
plan buying; learn to fill out catalog order forms; computing
percents saved on sale items and comparing sales at various
stores; and learning additional ways to save money.
MATERIALS LIST:
Handouts, catalogs, sales, receipts, and newspaper
advertisements.
TARGET AUDIENCE:
Multilevel ABE and GED
INSTRUCTIONAL GROUP SIZE:
Large, Small, Individual
ESTIMATED TIME:
1 hour for each handout.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION:
Some introduction and prior knowledge of percents,
fractions, and decimals needed. Explain installment plans. Use handout "Installment Plan Buying" for practice and additional discussion. Use catalogs and copies of "Mail Order Shopping." Discuss benefits and time saving features of mail order and disadvantages of shipping costs and not liking merchandise when it arrives! Teach proportions with handouts and additional example from newspapers. As a wrapup to unit on shopping, discuss any other aspects not already covered, Use handout "Other Shopping Ideas."
RESOURCES/SOURCES USED:
Life Skills Mathematics, AGS, Ch. 13; Lifeskills:
Developing Consumer Competence, Contemporary Ch. 3; Essential Mathematics for Life, Books 3,7,8, Glencoe.
*Installment Plan Buying*
Some stores will offer you the choice of buying large items on the installment Plan. This means they will ask for a down payment, and then a scheduled number of payments. The plan might read like this:
Solve the following problems.
2. Jim found a great new winter jacket for $119.00. He can put 25% down and pay 3 monthly payments of $35.00. How much will he pay for the jacket?
3. Tomika needs a new computer for the business she is starting. With all the accessories, the price adds up to $2,800. She found a store that is offering a plan of 35% down and $165 a month for a year. She cannot afford to pay for the computer in cash. a) What is the total cost of the computer? b) What advantages would there be in agreeing to this plan?
4. A new minivan costs $18, 449. The dealer will accept a down payment of $3000.00, and 5 years of monthly payments of $325.00. With this plan, what will be the total amount paid for the minivan?
There definitely are some times when using the installment plan is necessary or the only way to make a purchase. However, there are some times when it should not be used.
*Mail Order Shopping*
When ordering by mail, it is important to be as neat and accurate as possible on the order form. The price column must be totaled, tax added when required, delivery costs added, and a grand total computed.
Use a catalog and pick out several items you would like to order. Enter all the required information on the form below. Finish all steps of the order.
Name
Address
City, State
Zip
Page No.  Name of Item  Catalog Number  Size  Color  How Many  Price for One  Total Price for this Item 
Amount for Delivery


*Using Proportions to Find Prices*
You may wish to find the price of a smaller or larger number of items than the
advertised price reflects. You can do this with a proportion.
Example: The cost of green peppers is 2 for $.85. How much does 1 cost?
Step 1: Write a proportion.
2 = 1
$.85 n
Step 2: Solve for n. Multiply the 2 numbers that are opposite each other,
and divide by the third number.
2 = 1 $.85 x 1 =
$.85 n 2 $.425
Step 3: Round up to the next penny if there is a remainder:
$.425 = $.43
One green pepper costs $.43 cents.
Find the cost of the following items using proportion.
*More Uses of proportion and Percent*
There are many ways to use proportions and percents to solve problems. By filling in a formula with the 3 known figures, the fourth can be found.
Example: A CD player is marked down from $300.00 to $240.00, What is the percent of the discount?
Step I Think: if the new price is $240.00, the discount = $60.00 (300  240 = 60)
Step 2 part = % $60.00 = % 60 x 100 = 20 whole 100 $300.00 100 300 The discount amount is 20%
Example: Tomas has returned home to live with his mother for a while. She asks him to give her 75% of his weekly earnings for room and board. If Tomas earns $122.50 per week, how much will he owe to his mother? part = % ? = 75% $122.50 x 75 = $91.8750 or $91.88 whole 100 122.50 100 100
2. Sweaters at your favorite store are marked down from $39.95 to $26.95. What is the percent of discount?
3. This week carpet is advertised at 28% off. Last week the carpet you wanted was marked down from $19.99 a square yard to $16.99 a square yard. Which week has the better sale?
4. The new hardware store has been offering a coupon for a free pair or work gloves with any purchase. The owner would like to know what percent of his customers this month came in and used the coupon.. If the cash register recorded 4,785 customer sales and 1,050 coupons were used, what percent of the customers used the coupon?
5. Some tapes you are interested in are on a clearance table. The price is 3/$10.00. If the original price for each tape was $8.99, what percent is the discount?
*On Sale!*
Sometimes stores will be having a sale and will advertise that some items or all items are discounted. However, they may not change the price tags on the items; instead, the sign might tell you that "the register will scan the correct price."
For items AE above, compute the amount of money to be taken off the original price if the sign says:
2. 15% off today!
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
3. 30% off this weekend only!
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
*Buying With A Discount*
Store discounts can be expressed in percents or fractions. When comparing discount prices, it is important to be able to find out which discount will save you the most money.
Sherman's and Major's are two appliance stores in the local area. Both sell the same brands of appliances. Circle the store offering the better discount:
1. Refrigerators  35% off at Sherman's  1/2 off at Major's 
2. Washing machines  331/3% off at Sherman's  1/4 off at Major's 
3. TVs  10% off at Sherman's  1/5 off at Major's 
4. Cd players  60% off at Sherman's  2/3 off at Major's 
To change from a percent to a fraction, drop the decimal point and put the number over 100. Reduce if possible. over 2 spaces to the right. 35% = 35 = 7 100 20 To change from a fraction to a percent, divide the denominator into the numerator. Move the decimal point 1 = 16 4/6 = 16 2/3 = 16 2/3% 6 6 1.00
Do the following conversions. Then use the fraction or the percent to find the sale price.
Appliance  Fraction Discount 
Percent Discount 
Original Price 
Sale Price 
Camera  1/3  $50.00  $  
Toaster  25%  $29.00  $  
Oven  1/8  $499.00  $  
VCR  2/3  $200.00  $  
Headphones  15%  $35.00  $  
Video Game  2/5  $109.00  $ 
*Other Shopping Ideas*
1. Make time to do comparison shopping whenever possible. If only one store advertises the item you want, call other stores and ask over the telephone if the item is available and what the price will be. Sometimes a store will match a competitor's price.
2. Do comparison shopping frequently when you buy groceries. Find out which store has the better prices on items you use weekly. Buy on sale whenever you can and stock up on extra items while they are on sale.
3. Take a small calculator with you when you shop.
4. If you have to buy items on the installment plan, figure out how much additional money you will be spending. Think about delaying the purchase until you have the cash whenever possible.
5. Practice rounding and estimating when you are buying a small number of items. See how close you can come to the actual price rung up on the cash register.
6. Check your sales receipts often. Always check on larger items. Stores do occasionally make mistakes. Sometimes they forget to enter a sale price into the computer, and the register rings up the full price. If they make a mistake, call it to their attention, You will save money, and so will the customers after you!
7. Try some generic brands. You may find they are completely acceptable on most items.
8. Plan ahead for major purchases, birthday and holiday shopping. Try to buy some items in advance on sale. Or make purchases during clearance sales and save them for the next occasion.
9. If you must buy a larger quantity than you need of an item, think of ways to use the extra. Double the recipe and freeze some. Give the extra amount to your neighbor. Look for another recipe that also uses that item.
10. Using MATH can save you money!
TITLE:
Grocery Shopping
OBJECTIVES:
Practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals; reducing and multiplying fractions; comparing fractions and decimals; computing total cost of food items; computing change; computing unit costs; computing costs with coupons and sales; comparing costs at different stores; changing fractions to percents, and cooperative learning.
MATERIALS LIST:
Handouts and local grocery flyers, food products that come in various sizes.
TARGET AUDIENCE:
ABE and GEDMultilevel
INSTRUCTIONAL GROUP SIZE:
Large, Small, Individual
ESTIMATED TIME:
1/2 to 1 hour per handout.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION:
Some instruction or prior knowledge of decimals
and fractions needed. Distribute grocery store flyers to begin first day of discussion of grocery store shopping. Discuss bar codes on products and price locations, such as shelf edges, stamped price tags, and signs. Discuss general public's confusion on comparison shopping. Discuss coupons and rebates. Easiest hand out should be "Shopping at Different Stores." Work in groups or individually. Use other handouts at following sessions as desired.
RESOURCES/SOURCES USED:
Life Skills Mathematics, A.G.S. Inc. Ch.8;
Essential Math for Life, Glencoe, books 2,7,8; Math Matters for Adults, SteckVaugh, Fractions and Decimals, Math in the Supermarket, Educational Design Inc.
Shopping at Different Stores
SMITTY'S  
Cranberry Drink, 64oz. $2.99  Happy Valley Salad Dressings $.99 
Broccoli, per bunch $.79  Flora's Frozen Vegetables $.88 
Macaroni & Cheese $.39  Raz Pineapple Chunks 20 oz $.79 
AllPurpose Flour $.69  
Connor's  
Macaroni & Cheese $ .44  Florals Frozen Vegetables $.99 
Cranberry Drink,64oz.$2.99  Broccoli, per bunch $.88 
Raz Pineapple Chunks $ .69  AllPurpose Flour $.99 
Happy Valley Salad Dressings $1.99  
Shane's  
AUPurpose Flour $.88  Cranberry Drink, 64 oz. 2/$5.00 
Happy Valley Dressings $1.69  Broccoli, per bunch $.68 
Flora's Frozen Vegetables$.79  Raz Pineapple Chunks, 20 oz $.79 
Macaroni & Cheese $.69 
1. Which of the three stores has the best total price for these 7 items?
What would be the change received from $20.00?
2. Sharon needs to buy 2 boxes of macaroni & cheese 1 bottle of cranberry drink, and 1
bunch of broccoli. What would be the best total price for these 3 items? store.
What would be the change received from $10,00?
3. Sam would like 3 bags of frozen vegetables for his homemade soup. He also needs a
bag of flour, Which store would have the best total price? price.
What would be the chary received from $5.00?
4. You wish to purchase 2 bottles of salad dressing and 3 cans of pineapple chunks.
Where should you shop for the best total price? price.
What would be the change from $20.00?
5. What other factors are important to consider besides price when deciding which store to do your grocery shopping?
*Comparing Prices*
2. 12 oz. cans, 12 pack $1.99 Flavorrite cola Limit 1
Additional pks. $3.29
3. 2/$4.99 With this coupon Flavorrite cola 12 pk. 12 oz. cans
4. Flavorrite cola 24 pk. 12 oz cans $5.99
5. 12 pk. 12 oz cans Flavorrite cola $2.49
Limit 1. each additional purchase $2.99
1. What is the price of 24 cans of each of these special offers?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
2. Which offer is the least expensive? the most expensive?
3. If a $.50 coupon is used, which is the least expensive?
.
If the coupon is doubled, which is the least expensive? .
4. If 2 $.50 coupons can be used, one for each 12 pack, which would be the best offer?
5. If only 12 cans are needed, which is the best offer?
6. If many 12 packs are needed, such as for a party, what would be some ways to save the most money?
Fruit Salad
The produce department of grocery stores contains fresh fruits and vegetables. Items can be sold by the pound, by the bunch, or by the piece.
Which fruits and vegetables have you seen sold by the pound?
Which are sold by the bunch?
Which are sold by the piece?
Many items may be prepackaged by the wholesaler before they.come to your store, such as radishes, carrots, or apples. What are some fruits or vegetables that are packaged by the produce department employees?
Most items can be bought in very small quantities. If you don't need or won't use 6 tomatoes wrapped in cellophane, ask the produce department worker to open the package for you. Buy the amount you will use during the next few days.
If grapefruit are priced at 4/$1.00, and you wish to purchase 1 grapefruit, how much will you pay?
Pick 4 fruits from those shown to make a fruit salad. Try to balance your salad with fruit of different colors and tastes. Try to have about the same amount of each fruit What will your total cost be?
Grapes $1.39 lb.  Strawberries $.99 pt.  Oranges 6/$.99 
Grapefruit 4/$1.00  Cantaloupe $1.19 ea.  
Pineapple $1.99 ea.  Kiwi 3/$.99  Apples $89 lb. 
*Price Per Ounce/Unit Price*
Sometimes stores will have the "price per ounce" listed on the tag on the edge of the shelf so that it is easy for you to see which size of a product is a better value, If it is not listed, you might want to figure it out for yourself.
Example: Rice cereal 14 oz. is $2.29 20 oz. is $2.99 2.290 = .163 2.990 = .149 14 or 16 per oz. 20 or l5 per oz. Therefore the 20 oz. size is a better deal.
Figure out some prices per ounce for yourself.
Small Size  Large Size  Better Deal  
Apple Juice  32 oz./$.79  64 oz/$1.49  
Pork Chops  1.5 lb./$2.79  2.5 lb./$4.99  
Carrots  1 lb./$ .69  2 lb./$1.35  
Potatoes  5 lbs./$1.89  10 lbs./$3.89  
Ice Cream  1 qt. (32 oz.)/$1.79  1/2 gal. (64 oz.)/$3.49  
Ravioli (canned)  15 oz./$.89  23 oz./$1.29  
Chicken Noodle Soup  10.5 oz./$.63  26 oz./$1.49  
Cocoa Mix  12 oz./$.99  20 oz./$1.39  
Milk  1/2 gal./$.95  1 gal./$1.89  
Bagels  1/$.35  6/$1.99  
Soda Pop  6 12 oz. cans/$1.99  2 liter bottle/$1.29 (67.6 oz.) 
Does your grocery store have unit prices listed by each item? Write a paragraph expressing your appreciation to the manager of the store. Be sure to include specific details about the way the unit prices help you as a consumer.
If your grocery store does not have unit prices listed, write a paragraph to the store manager. Explain how the unit prices would help you shop for the best value, Include specific examples.
*Staying Within A Budget*
Donna is going to have a small party Saturday night with a few friends. Because of her limited budget, she has made a list of food items she would like to be sure to purchase only what is needed at the grocery store. She is looking at the weekly flyer for Jones' Grocery Store to see how much her items will cost.
Donna's list  Jones' weekly flyer  Donna's cost 
1/2 lb. sliced turkey  turkey $4.99 lb  
3/4 lb. sliced ham  ham $3.99 lb.  
1 1/2 lbs. muenster cheese  muenster cheese $4.39 lb.  
2 lbs. potato salad  potato salad $1.59 lb.  
8 sub buns (hint: 8 is what part of a dozen?)  sub buns $2.29 doz.  
1 bag chips  chips 2/$4.99  
2 bags pretzels  pretzels $ .99  
12 cans of pop  pop 6/$1.99 
Figure out the cost of the items on Donna's grocery list.
total cost.
Donna would also like to buy a small cake to celebrate one guest's birthday. Small cakes are $4.00. Donna has $30.00. Will she have enough money for the cake?
Comparing Unit Costs
Be a careful shopper Advertisements can fool you! The only way to find out which of brands is the least expensive is to use MATH. There are 2 ways to find the answer.
Example:
Smart Value pears are 2 cans for $.69.
Delicious pears are 3 cans for $ .99.
Which is the better value?
Solution #1 Reduce the Fraction Solution #2 Division Problem
Smart Value 69 cost  $.34 1/2 each Smart Value Divide 2 into .69
2 cans the answer is .34 1/2 each
Delicious 99 cost  $.33 each 3 cans
Delicious 33 each
The same 2 ways can be used to figure out which size of a product is a better value:
Your favorite cereal comes in 14 or 26 ounce package. Make a fraction with each size under the cost: cost cost Reduce the fraction to compare cost.
14 26
Or make a division problem.. Divide the cost by the number of ounces.
cost cost
14 26
Either method will give you the price per ounce.
Smart Value  Delicious  Which is the better value?  
Tissues  3/$2.00  8/$6.00  
Bananas  4 lbs./$.99  3 lbs./$. 68  
Yogurt  2/ .89  $.42 each  
1 loaf bread  $.65 each  2/$1429  
Cupcakes  6/$1.49  $.25 each  
Cereal  13 oz./$2.29  19 oz./$3.09  
Pickles  8 oz./ $1.09  12 oz./$1.49  
Milk  1/2 gal./$.97  1 gal./$1.89 
*Tossed Salad*
Ellen wants to make 3 pounds of her favorite salad, How many ounces of each vegetable will be on her shopping list?

Ellen wants to make 3 pounds of her favorite salad, How many ounces of each vegetable will be on her shopping list?

Ellen wants to make 3 pounds of her favorite salad, How many ounces of each vegetable will be on her shopping list?

Ellen wants to make 3 pounds of her favorite salad, How many ounces of each vegetable will be on her shopping list?

Ellen wants to make 3 pounds of her favorite salad, How many ounces of each vegetable will be on her shopping list?

Ellen wants to make 3 pounds of her favorite salad, How many ounces of each vegetable will be on her shopping list?

Ellen wants to make 3 pounds of her favorite salad, How many ounces of each vegetable will be on her shopping list?

Directions: Separate class into groups. Distribute paragraph and clues to each group. Have group members do math computations to find group answer.
Answers:
Lettuce = 16 oz.  Cucumbers = 8 oz.  Celery = 8 oz.  
Carrots = 8 oz.  Tomatoes = 4 oz.  Cauliflower = 4 oz. 
TITLE:
Taking The Stress Out Of The Holiday Budget
OBJECTIVES:
Allowing students to interact and learn to make good economical as well as nutritional choices when buying groceries for everyday or a holiday meal.
MATERIALS LIST:
Food Pyramid; grocery ads; grocery tally
Advanced:
grocery coupons
TARGET AUDIENCE:
All Levels
INSTRUCTIONAL GROUP SIZE:
Small
ESTIMATED TIME:
Can be done in one class period or extended over two.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION:
Students are given a copy of the food pyramid and the
nutritional value of each section is explained. After dividing into small groups of 24, they are presented with several grocery ads. A budget is determined and a holiday is appointed to each group. Students must then decide what they are going to feed the family buying wisely from the grocery ads. They must have foods from each pyramid category without going over their grocery allowance, and they must buy enough to feed all 8 people. Students then write their menus on the board and need to show what they've bought and how much each item costs. The team coming the closest to serving a nutritional meal without going over their budget is the winner.
Advanced: Follow the same procedure but add coupons (either ones you've saved or homemade) that coordinate with your ads. Then tell students that they may deduct the coupon from the item they're buying. To make it more difficult, double coupons up to $ 1.00. They must be able to show the deductions on the board when they write out their menu,
RESOURCES/SOURCES USED:
Grocery ads and manufacturers coupons.
"Food pyramid" from ext. April ‘93 issue.
TITLE:
Holy COW! Look What We're Eating!
OBJECTIVES:
Make students aware of how much our society is eating as well as The nutritional values that could improve their own diet, Also teaching math skills from simple addition through fractions.
MATERIALS LIST:
Food Pyramid; What Counts as a Serving? Rate Your Diet; Fast Food menus; Fast Food poster; general info concerning calories.
TARGET AUDIENCE:
Information is valuable to all levels. Math is geared to ABLE Students.
INSTRUCTIONAL GROUP SIZE:
Individual
ESTIMATED TIME:
Over a 20 hr. Week.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION:
I. Students are given a copy of the food pyramid and
the nutritional value of each section is explained. The handout, "What Counts As A Serving" is discussed and the instructor can show samples of a medium apple; 1/2 cup of rice; 2 oz. Of cheese, etc. Ask students to "Rate Their DieT" on the next handout and then by following the pyramid, list all the foods they've eaten on the previous day on the food pyramid.
II. Explain calories and why people gain weight. Show a sample fast food menu for a day. Make up questions for addition; subtraction; multiplication; fractions; etc.
III. Give students the correct amount of calories for a day for a woman or man and allow them to produce their own fast food menu. Advanced: Write your fast food menu for a day within the correct servings of the food pyramid.
RESOURCES/SOURCES USED:
Restaurant Menus/Handouts "Harvest Health
at Home" Ext. April, 1993, "Calories In Fast Food"
Ohio Dept. of Health.
A look at the Food Pyramid
A guide to daily food choices.
Fats, Oils 
Milk, Yogurt 
Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs & Nuts Group 23 servings 
35 servings 
611 servings 
HOLY COW!! LOOK WHAT WE"RE EATING!
The body uses energy all the time. You use up that energy when you do anything from sleeping to running. Different foods contain different amounts of calories. When a person is idle, they need less calories than one who is very active. You need more calories when you're sick than when you're ill. People gain weight when they eat more calories than their bodies use for energy.  Calories  The energy in food is measured in calories. 3,500 calories per pound.
Nutrition  The foods needed by the body for growth. 
In order to lose a pound, one must consume 3,500 less calories. This can be done by cutting back or by burning the calories off through exercise.
What Counts as 1 Serving?
The amount of food that counts as 1 serving is listed below. If you eat a larger portion,
count it as more than 1 serving. For example a dinner portion (1 to 11/2 cups) of spaghetti would count as 2 or 3 servings of pasta.
Try to pick the lowest fat choices from the food groups. No specific serving size is given for the fats, oils and sweets group because because the message is USE SPARINGLY.
Bread, Cereal,Rice and Pasta
Fruit
Vegetable
Milk, yogurt, and Cheese
Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs and Nuts
Rate Your Diet
Mark the box which best describes what you eat. (See above for serving sizes.)
Always  Sometimes  Never  
I eat at least 6 servings of bread, cereal, rice, pasta or other foods made from grains every day.  
I eat at least 2 servings of whole grain foods every day.  
I eat at least 3 servings of vegetables every day.  
I eat cooked legumes, like navy and kidney beans, 2 to 3 times a week.  
I eat a dark green leafy vegetable, like spinach or broccoli, 2 to 3 times a week.  
I eat at least 2 servings of fruit every day.  
I eat at least 2 servings of milk, yogurt or cheese every day.  
I eat at least 2 servings of meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs or nuts every day.  
TOTAL NUMBER CHECKED 
How Did You Do?
Add the number of boxes you checked in each column to rate your diet.
ALWAYS You have a bumper crop! If you checked 8 answers in the first column, you are probably getting the nutrients you need. Keep up the good work! READ ON FOR NEW IDEAS. 
SOMETIMES Your harvest is near! If you checked the most in the second column, you are on your way to choosing a healthy diet. READ ON TO LEARN MORE WAYS TO MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES. 
Never Sorry, crop hailed out. If you checked most answers in the third column, you need at least the minimum number of servings from all the food groups. KEEP READING TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE SMART CHOICES FROM ALL THE FOOD GROUPS. 
Part II THE AMERICAN DIET
Calories  
Breakfast  McDonalds  3 Hotcakes w/butter, syrup
Coffee (2 cups) Milk (1 cup) 
0
410 150 
Lunch  Burger King  Whopper
Fries, Regular Side salad w/ranch dressing Milkshake, vanilla 
628
227 143 (60 + 83) 350 
Dinner  Ponderosa  N.Y. Strip Steak baked potato stuffing (4 oz) bread (I slice) macaroni salad (3.5 oz) fruit yogurt (4 oz) iced tea 
314 270 230 65 335 115 0 
Snack  Dairy Queen  banana split (1/3)  180 
Pizza Hut  Personal Pan Pepperoni (1/2 pie) cola (12 oz.) 
680 145 
THE AMERICAN DIET
SIMPLE
 Find the number of calories consumed if.,
MEDIUM DIFFICULTY
Find the number of calories consumed if.
ADVANCED
Find the number of calories consumed if
Proportions you drank 8 oz of cola (12oz =8 96 c
145 cal = ? cal) 145 x 8 = 1160 12/ 1160
you ate 6 oz of stuffing (1/2 3/4
675 9 cal) 675 x 3/4 = 5 10
510 1 510 2
1 2= 1 x 1=1020



