Lesson Plan

Looks Good Enough to Eat - Lesson

Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 5 - 7

Author: MediaSmarts


This lesson looks at food photography and the different techniques used by food stylists to make foods look appealing in advertisements. The lesson begins with a discussion about the challenges involved in food photography and how traditional elements of photography may be combined with “food tricks” to achieve the desired effects. After reviewing some food photography “tricks of the trade,” students plan and shoot their own food advertisements.

Learning Outcomes

Students demonstrate: 

  • an awareness of the different techniques used to enhance the appearance of foods in ads.
  • an awareness of the format and structure of food ads.
  • an understanding of their own reactions, as consumers, to these advertisements.

This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) is available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.

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