Food waste in the UK

This resource is about the issue of food waste in the UK. It contains an entrance activity where students have to see how many different types of food they can spot in the photo.

The resource contains a statement activity where students in groups have three chances to see if they can match with statements with the correct number. After each round get one student from each team to come up and get there answers checked. The winners are the group with the most correct answers after the three attempts.

The resource also contains a question race activity. In groups, students are given a copy of the food waste article and they are given about 10 minutes to see how many questions they can complete. I normally lay the questions out at the front of class (enough for several groups) and then when the timer starts they come up to get their first question. When they have found the answer they write in on the question sheet and bring it back up to the front where they collect the next question and so on.

Finally, at the end of the power point there are several slides with questions to get students to think about the issue of food waste. I tend to read out the question and then the students move to the side of the room that matches their answer e.g. no to the left, yes to the right.

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  • Starter---types-of-food-wasted.docx
  • Food-waste-article.docx
  • Food-waste-question-race---questions-with-answers.docx
  • Food-waste-question-race---questions.docx
  • Statement-activity---student-version.docx
  • Statement-activity---answers.docx
  • Waste_Week_Finger_Flower_2.pdf
  • Lesson-1---Food-Waste-2019-(SS).pptx

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Created: Nov 15, 2019

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

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