Students begin by watching an inspiring video about a school with a very healthy canteen. They learn about everyday foods and occasional foods under the NSW Healthy Schools Canteens Strategy.
After considering the idea that their school canteen should have 75% everyday foods and 25% occasional foods, students undertake research in a visit to their own school canteen researching everyday foods and occasional foods and sugar content. Classes can also invite the principal to come and talk to them about the best way to make changes to the school canteen. The lesson ends with students suggesting five improvements that could be made to the foods and drinks provided by their school canteen, and drafting a letter to the relevant body within their school.
- Students understand how to collect and evaluate data
- Students understand how to identify trends
- Students understand issues and challenges related to sugars and health in the context of the school canteen.
- Topic: Consumption.
- This lesson is part of the wider unit of work: SugarByHalf – HASS – Years 5-6.
- Time required: 80 mins.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: High – supervise class visit to the school canteen.
- Keywords: Everyday foods and drinks, occasional foods and drinks, healthy choices, strategy, data, evaluation, sugar, SugarByHalf.
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