Are Food Preservatives Bad for You?

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It is safe to say that everything is best in moderation—including preservatives in food. Microbes and oxidation are the main reasons foods become spoiled. Thanks to preservatives, our foods end up having a longer shelf life. But what affect do preservatives have on our bodies?

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Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in random food packaging to discover the types of preservatives in different foods
  • Flip the lesson and have learners view the video and take the quiz outside of school, saving class time for discussion and extended research of the topic
Classroom Considerations

  • Video best fits in a chemistry or nutrition class
Pros

  • Provides visual demonstrations of how different preservatives work in foods
  • Comes with the video, links for research, a quiz to check for understanding, and disscussion questions
Cons

  • None