Truckin’ to Your Table

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Food takes a trip to the table. Class members choose a meal from a menu and calculate the total cost of the meal including tax and tip. Using a food origin card, pupils determine how far each of the ingredients of a meal traveled to end up on their plate. They then create a histogram to display the number of miles the food traveled and finish with a discussion about the benefits of local and non-local foods

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Visit a local grocery store to find out where the foods originate 
  • Use a map to designate where the ingredients are acquired
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should understand how to calculate percentages

  • Contains an answer key
  • Includes a literacy tie to the lesson

  • None