School Lunch: Grades 9-12

Go! Slow! Whoa! As part of a study of the nutritional value of foods available on the school campus, groups label those that are fine anytime as "Go" foods. Those that are okay a few times a week get the "Slow" label while those appropriate only once in a while get the "Whoa!" Investigators make posters with images of those foods and post their work in the cafeteria. A second activity asks class members to create a superhero comic based on a cafeteria worker with a secret identity who helps teens make healthier food choices.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research the types of snack sold on campus, their cost, and their nutritional values
  • Create a scorecard 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires computers with internet and printer access
  • Posterboard or poster paper, art supplies, and glue are also required
Pros
  • Includes links to related articles, templates for the superhero comic book, and a comprehension quiz with an answer sheet
Cons
  • None