Divide class or classed into groups and have them plan a meal. Include shopping, preparing and meal and serving it. This activity can be accomplished in the Mathematics and Home Economics classes (see sample menu and Daily Food Guide).
In order to have the students become aware of different foods from different ethnic backgrounds divide students according to ethnic groups.
Combine Math and Home Economic classes and invite someone from the Public Relations Department of Stop & Shop, Pathmark or Waldbaum’s supermarket to speak to the students. Ask the speaker to answer questions such as:
What kind of groceries and fresh vegetables do you sell and why?
Describe the displays in the store and why the items are displayed as they are.
What does “opening price” mean?
Are there any items that never go on sale?