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Students gain knowledge of the complexity of the food system. They are taught how the system affects food safety, and identify a student's responsibilities when buying, handling, cooking and eating foods. The class utilizes newspapers as teaching and learning tools that encourages students to become creative thinkers and readers of newspapers.
Students complete activities to learn about food safety. In this food safety lesson, students discuss safe food handling practices in their own home. Students complete a worksheet entitle 'Food for Thought' and draw pictures of their food safety activities. Students discuss and practice hand washing.
Students are introduced to the concept of food safety. In groups, they distinguish between fact and opinion and cause and effect while participating in a board game. They write an essay about what knowledge they gained and review the major concepts of food safety as a class.
Students begin by completing a survey asking them to rank their concerns about commercially prepared foods. They develop a definition of relative risk, and complete the "Pro or Con" worksheet. Students work in groups to make a study of food safety pros and cons. They hold a class debate about food safety.
There is so much information in this lesson. A very comprehensive unit plan about food safety can be broken up into smaller pieces so as not to overwhelm the class with so much information at once. Some of the topics include handling food, storing food, foodborne illnesses, and how to keep food safe for consumption.
Students identify the costs and benefits of government regulations. Using a market economy, they explore the reasons why the government intervenes with food safety and quality concerns. They examine the information on food labels and use them to make their decisions about which products to purchase.