EDUCATED CHOICES PROGRAM

LESSON PLAN 4

ENVIRONMENT

AND MODERN ADVERTISEMENTS

We just learned about the connections between our food choices and the environment. Let's explore the advertisements we see for food items, and decide if they match the environmental impact we know food production can cause.

STEP 1

 

OBSERVE

1. Observe the 4 advertisements and 2 commercials (below) from food production companies. Focus on the surrounding environmental imagery and record your observations/reactions to each of the ads.

 

STEP 2

 

REFLECT

2. Write a short reflection (1-2 paragraphs) on how the images you saw in Step 1 do or do not accurately reflect the environmental impact of producing these foods based on what you learned in the presentation.

STEP 3

 

SEARCH

3. Do a brief search on advertisements for one meat/dairy/egg product and one fruit/vegetable product. How many advertisements do you see with an environmental/sustainable theme? Why do you think that is?

STEP 4

 

ADVISE

4. If someone wanted to make more sustainable food choices, how would you respond to the following questions (in detail):

  • What impacts of food choices do you think they should focus on?

  • What should they be aware of when it comes to food advertisements and the environment?

  • What products would you recommend they try?

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