In this lesson, students explore the costs of Everyday and Occasional Foods. They learn about the differences between the two groups, and then carry out research to discover the different prices that might be attached to foods from those groups.
Students then use their research in a maths exercise, to practise re-assigning spending from Occasional Foods to Everyday Foods. They look for ways to fit different foods into their allotted budgets. This exercise helps students think about how they could make healthy choices with the money they have.
- Students understand the differences between healthy foods and foods only to be eaten sometimes
- Students are able to price foods and compare prices between different kinds of foods
- Students understand the health benefits of eating from the five recommended food groups.
- 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: Medium – facilitate class discussion and activities.
- Keywords: Product, price, analysis, choice, sugar content, healthy, unhealthy, sugar, SugarByHalf.
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