Can a cookbook save your life?
We need food to live, but are we making the best choices when it comes to nutrition? A healthy, well-balanced diet can help people achieve optimal health and reduce the risk of illness. In this project, students will learn to make healthier choices by diving deep into the world of nutrition. Students will use their creativity to design and test healthy recipes. They will think like dieticians, using data to improve on their delicious designs. Finally, they’ll present their nutritious dishes to a live audience and create a cookbook to sell for a charitable cause.
Imagine if thousands of students just like yours, all around the country, made small changes to improve their lifestyles. It could add up to an incredible force for good!
What’s included in your project?
Here are somes ideas on how your students can collaborate with another class doing Food for Thought.
- Idea Feedback
Lesson 5: Share all the brainstormed recipe ideas with another class before narrowing down to the winning ideas.
- Recipe Swap
Lesson 6: After your class has made their culinary creations, do this activity again with students from a partner class or school!
- Guest Judges
Lesson 7: Have students from another class serve as judges during the Top Chef competition!
- Share Recipes
Lesson 8: Share recipes with another class at the end of the project.