ERIC Number: ED205418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Food Additives: "Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy". Health and the Consumer.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.
One in a series, this consumer education learning activity package teaches secondary students about food additives. The package includes instructions for the teacher, suggestions for activities, lists of resource materials, film guides, student activity worksheets, a student resource booklet of background readings, and answer keys. Content taught includes what additives are, the reasons for using them, the different kinds of additives, the safety questions surrounding them, how manufacturers use additive issues in advertising, and how additives are regulated. Students are involved in many different kinds of activities. Some examples follow. To learn about food additives students read and discuss government, consumer, and industry publications. Students discuss the advantages and disadvantages of doing their own canning and baking. Small groups of students then research and report to the class on the history of home canning and the development of factory processing methods. In another activity, students conduct classroom experiments to detect the presence of additives in food. Students draft legislation, conduct taste tests, analyze television commercials, examine school menus, and take field trips. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Advertising, Bibliographies, Consumer Education, Foods Instruction, Health Education, Learning Activities, Nutrition Instruction, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Validated Programs
Project SCAT, Osceola County School District, P.O. Box 1948, Kissimmee, FL 32741 (Six units in this series are $29.50, for cost of each unit contact the project).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.