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My food and your food

Possible learning activities

  • Invite visitors from different ethnic, philosophical, or religious cultures to the classroom to share with students the customs and beliefs associated with their food choices. Encourage respect for the diversity of food habits within the class.
  • Students can interview an older person about how foods and related customs, such as cooking techniques, table manners, and eating habits, have changed in the last fifty years. Students can draw up a comparison chart to show changes in food cultures, customs, and beliefs over time.
  • Implement a class debate of the proposition “Vegetarian Diets Are Not Healthy”.
  • Students can prepare and make a dish from another culture in class, showing understanding of and support for the food-related behav­iours of others. 

Suggested learning outcomes

Students will:

  • recognise that different cultures may have different customs and beliefs associated with food (3/4C2)
  • acts responsibly to support the rights and the feelings of others who may have different food patterns (3/4C2).

Attitudes and values

Respecting the rights of others and showing care and concern for others.