ERIC Number: ED205419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Food Shopping: "Food for Your Brood". Health and the Consumer.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.
The purpose of this learning activity package, which is one of a series, is to acquaint secondary level students with options and money saving buying habits when shopping for food. The package includes instructions for the teacher, suggestions for activities, lists of resource materials, film guides, student activity worksheets, a student resource booklet of readings, and answer keys. Content taught includes careful planning, how to combine economy with nutrition, comparison shopping techniques, contrasting junk and convenience foods, marketing techniques, and how to store foods carefully. Students are involved in many different kinds of activities. For example, students view and discuss filmstrips. They poll their parents and at least two neighbors to ascertain what food stores they frequent and why. The nutritional value of the foods eaten outside the home are compared and discussed. Examples of food advertising are analyzed. Utilizing local newspapers, students discuss food advertising and comparison shopping. Students study food packaging and labeling, and standards and grades. Other activities involve students in taking field trips to the local supermarket and/or butcher shop, listening to nurses, consumer activists and othe guest speakers, and role playing examples of poor food shopping behavior. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Advertising, Bibliographies, Consumer Education, Food, Food Standards, 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.