Vending Machine Munchies

CONCEPT: Making Healthy Choices, PKU Diet



Participants complete a worksheet, looking at the phe content of food choices from vending machines.



After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • be familiar with foods typically found in vending machines and their phe content
  • select a low phe snack from food choices available in vending machines



Distribute the "Vending Machine Munchies" worksheet.

Participants complete the worksheet individually. Provide assistance, as needed.

Discuss their answers.

  • Does anyone ever buy snacks from vending machines?
  • Are there options in the vending machines that are appropriate choices for the PKU diet? If so, what?
  • How was your estimation of phe values? Did you tend to over-estimate or under-estimate?
  • For which foods is it most important to be accurate in estimating portion sizes and phe content? Why?



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