‘No added sugar’ – a phrase advertisers love to use to convince us something is healthy. But what about the sugar that’s already there?
Students will study some of the convincing language and tricky terminology advertisers use, as well as how to look up nutrition labels to get the real story. Students will then demonstrate their understanding by creating their own drink label and advertisement.
- … understand some strategies companies use to advertise their products.
- … know how to find the true nutritional value of foods.
- Topic: Oral Health.
- This lesson is part of the wider unit of work SugarByHalf – Guardians of the Gums – Early Learning to Year 2.
- Time required: 45 mins.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: High – read the story, facilitate class discussion. Students will require a high level of support with design and communication choices during independent work.
- Keywords: sugar, advertising, nutrition, healthy, juice real world, social action.
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- Art supplies – coloured pencils and textas
- Device capable of creating digital media, such as an iPad or Laptop (optional) – one per student
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Fruity Juicey Advertisement
- The Sneaky Sugar Cube story – you can read the book yourself or watch a video of it being read here
- Worksheet – Drink Can Design.
These lessons were developed in partnership with SugarByHalf and the Australian Dental Association. Guardians of the Gums was written by Bee Healthy Stories; if you would like to see more of their stories, head to beehealthystories.com.au.