Purpose: Students will compare what the country says is the right foods and proportions to eat to a more Vegan based explanation of the same.
Objective: To have students Develop a food pyramid that promotes Optimum Health based on the information in the unit thus far, the 80% & 20%.
To have Students Compare the Developed pyramid to the Standard one using a 2- circle Venn Diagram
To have the students recognize that the Food Pyramids of different cultures shown on the website http://www.semda.org/info/ are the same amounts proportions as all the others just the different cultural foods are substituted To have Students Develop a pyramid for their own personal use and compare it to the other two, using a 3 circle Venn Diagram
Materials: Venn Diagrams (2 circles & 3 circles), Standard Food Pyramids, construction paper, crayons, markers, pencils, copies of the expository pieces Lessons from the Modern Machine, Lessons from Nature, What Flesh Eaters Should Know, What Vegetarians Should Know, 80%/20% Pyramid (see attached)
Procedure: 1. Students should work in groups of 3. Using the four expository pieces,they should draw a Pyramid and label it according to the information given.
2. Each group will have a standard pyramid, and a 2 circle Venn Diagram. This should be used to compare and contrast the 2 pyramids.
3. Each student will create a healthy food pyramid of the things they know they do and/or will eat themselves to improve the balance and variety in their own diet. (This may include some foods from the meat & dairygroup)
Conclusion: 1. One person from each group will explain how they came up with theirgroup pyramid and how it differs if at all from their personal pyramid.
2. Three or four people could share how the expository pieces affected them and how they think about their food choices. (It may have made no impact)
Taste and money are what has gotten us into this situation today. In order to make more money meat handlers and farmers must produce more of their product. So they each have used artificial ways to produce more. Consumers will not buy them if they do not taste good, so these food providers artificially treat the foods so they look and taste good. Not necessarily are they good for you, now, but they look and taste good.
The following is an article on genetically engineered food. Whether it is good or bad for us is not known. You be the judge. This is a direct quote.