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Developed for the LAND Project and Kidlinks World, the Food Up! urban agriculture curriculum is an easy to use, modular lesson plan for anyone interested in teaching urban agriculture to at-risk or special needs youth.

About the lesson plan

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Module 1: Winning Us Over— Food Marketing & Food Choice

Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Optional additional activities: 40 minutes

This lesson focuses on the power of advertisements in driving food choice. Students will gain an understanding as to how advertisements and marketing impact food choice, particularly as they relate to processed and fresh foods. Students will also explore motives, given that profits routinely drive what foods companies advertise most and what marketing strategies they apply to influence our choices. Students will be encouraged to think critically about their own dietary choices considering these realities. To help students apply their knowledge, this lesson concludes with a group activity whereby groups will create their own advertisement for healthy fresh food.

LESSON PLAN

TEACHER PRINT KIT

STUDENT HAND OUTS

Module 2: XOJOIN

Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Optional additional activities: 40 minutes

This lesson focuses on the power of advertisements in driving food choice. Students will gain an understanding as to how advertisements and marketing impact food choice, particularly as they relate to processed and fresh foods. Students will also explore motives, given that profits routinely drive what foods companies advertise most and what marketing strategies they apply to influence our choices. Students will be encouraged to think critically about their own dietary choices considering these realities. To help students apply their knowledge, this lesson concludes with a group activity whereby groups will create their own advertisement for healthy fresh food.

LESSON PLAN

TEACHER PRINT KIT

STUDENT HAND OUTS

Module 1: Winning Us Over— Food Marketing & Food Choice

Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Optional additional activities: 40 minutes

This lesson focuses on the power of advertisements in driving food choice. Students will gain an understanding as to how advertisements and marketing impact food choice, particularly as they relate to processed and fresh foods. Students will also explore motives, given that profits routinely drive what foods companies advertise most and what marketing strategies they apply to influence our choices. Students will be encouraged to think critically about their own dietary choices considering these realities. To help students apply their knowledge, this lesson concludes with a group activity whereby groups will create their own advertisement for healthy fresh food.

LESSON PLAN

TEACHER PRINT KIT

STUDENT HAND OUTS