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Got Broccoli?

Got Broccoli?

Introduction

Congratulations! You have been hired by the School Cafeteria Workers Association to create an advertisement that encourages kids to eat healthy foods - specifically, vegetables. This could be a tough job, for as you know, many people prefer the fancy advertisements and taste of foods with lower nutritional values. But you can change that.


Exploration

STEP 1
Choose a vegetable. Then, using the resources listed, investigate it. Find out all you can about its nutritional value using the website below:

Dole: All about Vegetables

When you get to the All about Vegetables page, you should:

  • choose your vegetable from the list; and then
  • once at the vegetable page, read the paragraph and nutrition benefits box for general information. You also can follow the links for additional information.

STEP 2
To learn more about the nutrients in your vegetable and how they contribute to good health, go to one or more of the following links:

Fruits & Veggies Matter: Vegetable Nutrition Database (many of the vegetables also include links to videos on how to select, store, or prepare them)

MyPlate Guide

Vitamins

Learning About Proteins

Learning About Calories

Learning About Carbohydrates

Learning About Fats


Knowledge Check

STEP 3
Create an advertisement that "wows" your audience with all you've learned about your vegetable's nutrients. In other words, create an advertisement that is based on factual nutritional information, but still incorporates the "pizzazz" of an attention-getting advertisement. Remember: you want to get kids to forget junk food and eat vegetables! They just might do this if they know how good vegetables are for them - so let them know.

STEP 4
Present your advertisement to the representatives from the School Cafeteria Workers Association; aka, your classmates. Be prepared to answer any questions they might have regarding the claims in your advertisement.


This esheet is a part of the Nutrition 3: Got Broccoli? lesson.

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