Jamie Oliver is one person who is concerned about the obesity that surrounds us every day. In his 18 minute TED talk (Technology, Entertainment and Design), “Teach every child about food” (see below), he shares some concerning facts, such as students could not recognise basic foods, like tomatoes and potatoes, and how much sugar is in a milk drink. Oliver is a great ambassador for eating healthy foods.
In Australia, the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is promoting healthy eating programmes in partner schools and is being used in many educational sites throughout our country. The site offers curriculum documents for teaching units based on topics such as “Planet Food”, “Recipes and Menus”, “People and Food”, “Fractions and Decimals”, “Measurement”, and “Garden Life”, which can be downloaded. It also offers training and events and supplies a tab for how to join.
The Australian Curriculum: Technologies is not about Information and Communication Technology; it refers to a broader sense of the word, such as Manual Arts, Home Economics, Agriculture, Media, Business and Computing (Albion, 2014). The Australian Curriculum site divides the Technologies curriculum into Design and Technology and Digital Technology.
An ongoing page on Scoop.it! will be continually updated with resources that relate to Healthy Eating Education (Food and Curriculum) and can be accessed at this link.
Let’s teach this generation to look after their health and live long. Health and happiness go together!
Animation courtesy of Dainsyng.
Ted talk courtesy of TED.
Image courtesy of Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation