It’s not too late and your chances of winning are good! There’s plenty of time to enter the raffle to win Cabot cheddar cheeses and $100 to put toward healthy snacks for your classroom. To join the fun, simply conduct one of the activities from the lesson, ‘Wonder Wheel! Food for Healthy Kids and a Healthy World’ and let us know what you thought by November 30. The lesson is ideal for teachers or group leaders of students in grades 3-7. Read more about the contest and get the lesson materials at www.GreenEducationFoundation.org/CheeseParty.
There are three fun activities to choose from in this lesson, and each includes all the educational tools you need. To enter the contest, you only need to conduct one activity. Here’s a summary of each activity:
Activity 1: Healthy Kids
In this activity, students will make their own cottage cheese while learning how nutrition labels can help them determine which foods are healthy and unhealthy. For this activity, you’ll need access to a pot, a heat source, and a few ingredients (milk and vinegar, plus salt and pepper for flavor). Everything you need to conduct the lesson (including slides) is available for free as part of this contest!
Activity 2: Healthy Communities
In this activity, students will learn about choosing foods that are healthy for their community by creating skits about a business model known as a cooperative. Using the prepared slides available as part of this lesson, students will review information from the National Cooperative Business Association and will research, create and practice their own skits. You’ll also have a handy checklist that they can use as guidance when getting creative.
Activity 3: Healthy Environment
In this activity, students learn about choosing foods that are healthy for the environment by participating in a package redesign contest. They’ll think about the packaging in their own kitchens and consider where it goes after the food is eaten. Using the slides provided, students will review statistics about waste in the U.S. After a bit of research and discussion, students will work in pairs to sketch their own ideas for how packages could be designed to create less waste.
Download the lesson, with complete instructions, PowerPoint, handouts and teacher guide for these activities from the contest homepage.