Grade Level: 8th
Lesson Title: Nutritional Budgeting
National Health Education Standards: 2,3,6, and 7
Georgia Technology Standards:
Goal Statement: The student will understand how to stay within a budget when grocery shopping and how to stretch meals.
Objective Statement: The student will develop a weekly menu, stay within a budget of $110 (feeding a family of four), and apply the menu to the Food Guide Pyramid.
Anticipatory Set: Students will work cooperatively in groups of three or four. Each group will receive a list of foods and prices. They are to make a menu for three days that include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for those days. The groups will have $75 to spend on their menu. The menus should meet the daily requirements identified in the Food Guide Pyramid.
Lesson Concept: In order to save money on food, we must learn how to plan a weekly menu that stays within a budget and includes a variety of foods which represent all five food groups.
Lesson Cues: (1) stay within your budget, (2) include daily nutrition requirements, (3) include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, (4) meet needs of family members, (5) work as a team/family
Teacher Modeling: The students will work as a team/family in groups of three or four. Each group will be assigned a specific type of family for whom they will be responsible (example – 2 parents, 1 teenager, 1 infant). Each group will be required to stay within a budget of $110 for one week’s food items. Each group will be given grocery store flyers with food items and prices on them. The menus should meet daily requirements identified in the Food Guide Pyramid. It should also meet the needs of individual family members (baby food and formula) and should include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for seven full days.
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