Eating Under the Rainbow Lesson Plan
Level: Grades 1 to 3
This lesson is part of USE, UNDERSTAND & ENGAGE: A Digital Media Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools.
Studies have found that fast-food ads dominate children’s programming. In order to give children a perspective on the lure of snack-food advertisements, it’s important that they understand where snacks can fit into a healthy diet. Once they have an understanding of where snack food fits into their lives, they can begin to deconstruct the ads themselves.
Students will demonstrate:
- an awareness of the types of foods needed to maintain a healthy body
- beginning awareness of the principles of balance and moderation in fitting snack foods into a healthy diet
- an appreciation of the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) is available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.