food issues month

issues-month-final-6-125pxToday is a starting day of the Food Issues Month! #foodissuesmonth 

No doubt, all the food topics listed on the SIG’s page matter very much. But somehow for me from what I see and hear, food labelling is the most vibrant topic. I am trying to get my students to think about what they eat with the help of a practical “conscious food shopping” game and reading&discussion lesson plan.

In the game, the students have 30 pounds to spend, and a wide choice of food: both healthy and unhealthy. They should make their choice as healthy and good as they can (and then being able to check how good their choice really was), thus coming to understand food labelling and contents.

This is a lesson plan made up of 2 parts: reading newspapers review on ways of food labeling in the UK&discussion and a practical game letting the students feel how food labeling works and if they are conscious food shoppers. Depending on the time, you can use both or only one of the parts at one lesson. 

food labelling issue

food colors (the file to check the food students “bought”)

Food labelling lesson teaching notes


About Svetlana Urisman

I am an ADOS and an English teacher (and materials writer) in a language school in Moscow. I have been an ADOS and a teacher trainer for a couple of years and a teacher for about 10 years. I am keen to share some ideas and materials I've developed in order to take them further and not to lose them. You are welcome to use any materials represented in this blog, and I will be happy to get your feedback afterwards if you take them to your classroom! ;-)
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  1. Pingback: Food Issues month – Week one SUMMARY | Global Issues SIG

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