Skippy® Creamy Peanut Butter NET WT 48 OZ (3 LB) 1.36 kg
Costco sells two of these jars as a twin-pack for $10.49. You spread about 2 servings of the peanut butter on bread. What is the cost of 2 servings?
Peanut butter is high in protein, but it can be high in calories. The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.36 g of protein per pound of body weight. A 150-pound person can meet the DRI of protein with about how many servings? But, how many calories is this?
This peanut butter is gluten free. What does that mean?
Kashi® Organic Blueberry Clusters NET WT 13.4 OZ (380 g)
Whole Foods sells this cereal for $3.99. What is the cost of one serving?
This cereal has 26 g of whole grains per serving. Whole grains contain all parts of the grain, including the bran, germ and endosperm, while refined grains only contain the endosperm. Removing the bran and the germ decreases the amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals in the grain. The daily recommendation for everyone age 9 and up is 3 oz (85 g) of whole grains. How many servings is this?
This product is labeled "vegan." What does that mean?
Chobani® Greek Yogurt Strawberry NET WT 5.3 OZ (150.3 g)
Walmart sells this yogurt for $0.97. It also sells a 4-pack for $3.22. What is the percent savings of buying a 4-pack instead of four individual ones?
Like peanut butter, yogurt is high in protein. The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.36 g of protein per pound of body weight. A 180-pound person can get what percent of his/her RDI of protein from one serving of yogurt?
We should look for "live active yogurt cultures" when buying yogurt. What are live cultures and their benefits?
Costco sells a 24-count box of Cup Noodles for $7.49. What is the unit rate?
The FDA recommends that we consume no more than 2,300 mg of sodium, or salt, per day because eating too much salt can increase a person's risk of heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure, and heart disease. What percent of the FDA's recommendation for sodium is in just one Cup Noodles?
There's a prominent message on the packaging that says "NO ADDED MSG." What is MSG?
Kirkland® Microwave Popcorn NET WT 3.3 OZ (93.5 g)
Costco sells 44 of these popcorn bags in a box for $11.49. How much does one bag cost?
When buying microwave popcorn, we should check for the saturated fat content. This is also known as 'bad' fat and can have negative effects on the body. We should limit your saturated fat intake to between five and 10% of our total calories. How many grams of saturated fat are there in one bag of the above brand?
On the other hand, unsaturated fats, which are liquid at room temperature, are considered good fats because they can improve blood cholesterol levels, ease inflammation, and stabilize heart rhythms. What types of foods have high concentrations of unsaturated fats?
Kirkland® Organic Dried Mangoes NET WT 2.5 LB (1.13 kg)
Costco sells this bag of dried mangoes for $18.49. What is the cost per serving?
A ripe mango can be 14% sugar by weight. Because sugar is not an essential nutrient, there is no recommended daily allowance, or RDA. The World Health Organization recommends getting no more than 25 g of sugar daily. There are 39 grams of sugar in a 12-oz Coca-Cola can. How many cans of Coca-Cola would it take to equal the amount of sugar in this 2.5 lb bag of mangoes?
The only ingredient listed is "organic dried mangoes." This product is "unsulfured," meaning it contains no sulfur dioxide. What would be the purpose of adding sulfur dioxide to food?
Walmart sells this ice cream for $3.44. What is the cost per serving?
Ice cream is a refreshing treat, but it is high in calories and sugar. It's easy to eat one cup of our favorite ice cream, which is two servings. A person who eats 2,000 calories per day should consume no more than 50 g of sugar. If you ate one cup of Breyers ice cream, what percent of the 50 g of sugar is this?
Breyers partners with American farmers to source "100% Grade A milk and cream" that are certified kosher. What other grades of milk are there?
Costco sells this 4-lb bag for $14.99. It also sells 28 2-oz snack packs for $16.99. What is the unit rate (cost per ounce) of large bag to snack pack?
This trail mix has peanuts, M&M's milk chocolate candies, raisins, almonds, and cashews. Which of the five ingredients is considered the least healthy and why?
Trail mix was first created by outdoorsman Horace Kephart who also made plans for the Appalachian trail. Eating the right mix of nuts and dried fruits can provide a good dose of protein, unsaturated fats, fiber, antioxidants, and other vitamins and nutrients that our body needs. What are antioxidants?
Amazon sells a pack of twelve cans, 12 FL OZ per can, for $4.98. What is the cost per can?
A person who eats 2,000 calories per day should consume no more than 50 g of sugar. Drinking two cans a day would amount to what percent of this recommendation?
Due to the high calories and high added sugar, the company came out with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, which contains zero calories and sugar while claiming to maintain the signature flavor of the original. Coca-Cola Zero Sugar uses several common artificial sweeteners, including aspartame and acesulfame potassium (Ace-K). What about these artificial sweeteners that make their health effects controversial?
Whole Foods sells this one gallon for $5.49. What is the cost per serving?
Calcium is important for healthy bones. One serving of this milk provides 260 mg of calcium, which is 20% of the Daily Value (for a 2,000-calories a day diet). However, dairy products can be high in saturated fat and vitamin A, which at high levels ironically weaken bones. How many grams of saturated fat are in this one gallon of milk?
Nutritionists suggest limiting milk and dairy products to one to two servings a day and get calcium from other sources. What are some good, non-dairy sources of calcium?