Decide which one fast food restaurant you would like to visit for dinner. You can see the menu by clicking on that restaurant's web site link below.
Burger King Menu
Part One: Create a Menu
Once you choose the restaurant, plan your meal. Choose at least four items:
* main dish (sandwich, nuggets, salad, etc.)
* side dish (french fries, etc)
Be sure you can find total calorie and total fat information for each item you choose.
Start a new Excel Spreadsheet (Click Start > Programs > Microsoft Office 2007 > Excel 2007)
In cell (A,1) write food.
In cell (B,1) write total calories.
In cell (C,1) write total fat.
Save this file as "Fast Food Webquest."
For each item you chose for your menu, record the name of the item, total calories and total fat on the spreadsheet. When you have finished filling out information on your spreadsheet use "Auto Sum" to add up all the calories in column B and again to add up all the fat grams in column C. Save the file again.
Part Two: Create a More Healthy Menu
Explore the USDA MyPlate website to find out more about healthy eating guidelines: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips.html.
Now that you know how to make choices that are healthier, go back to the same fast food restaurant menu and make a new, healthier dinner meal (with at least 4 items).
Enter the information for the new, healthy menu on sheet two of the spreadsheet, the same way you entered the first menu. When you have finished filling out information on your spreadsheet use "Auto Sum" to add up all the calories in column B and again to add up all the fat grams in column C.
Part Three: Write About It
Open a blank document in Microsoft Word (Click Start > Programs > Microsoft Office 2007 > Word 2007). Type a three paragraph report about your findings. Include answers to the following questions:
Paragraph #1: What restaurant did you choose? Do you eat here often? What four menu items did you choose? What is the total number of calories and fat in your meal?
Paragraph #2: What four menu items did you choose for your more healthy meal? What is the total number of calories and fat in your meal?
Paragraph #3: Use the information you learned from the USDA MyPlate website to evaluate your meals. What was most unhealthy about the first meal? What makes the second meal healthier? Is the second meal still missing some of the things you need for a healthy meal? What do you need to do to eat healthy at restaurants and at home?
Save this Word file as "Fast Food Webquest Report."