The learner will:
- Summarize qualifications and purpose of SNAP benefits
- Evaluate meal plans for nutritional content and cost
- 14.2.4 Analyze sources of food and nutrition information, including food labels, related to health and wellness.
- 14.3.1 Apply current dietary guidelines in planning to meet nutrition and wellness needs.
- 14.3.4 Evaluate policies and practices that impact food security, sustainability, food integrity, and nutrition and wellness of individuals and families.
- Access to presentation for teacher and students
- Internet access for each student
- Show slide and ask students: “How much money do you believe it takes to feed nutritious food to one person for one day?” Have them jot down their number.
- Ask the students to line up in order from least to greatest. Draw conclusions based on student responses. Examples may include:
- Our class median is ___.
- The highest number is ____. What kinds of foods can you purchase with that much money?
- The lowest number is ____. What kinds of foods can your purchase with that much money?
- This group says less than ____. The cost of lunch in our school’s cafeteria is ____. How much does that leave for breakfast and dinner?
- Does your number account for snacks? How much would you pay for a snack from a convenience store after school?
- Reveal the slide that gives the average SNAP benefit at $4 per day (Just Harvest, n.d.). Ask students
- Reviewing from yesterday, what is SNAP?
- Based on our estimates, do you believe $4 is enough to provide nutritious food for an adult?
- Introduce guidelines for a balanced plate with video, How to Create a Healthy Plate (2:45).
- Explain to students that a recent trend among politicians, business people, and other public figures has been to follow a SNAP budget and report on the challenge. Students will read about them and report back to the class.
- Number the students by five. Project the slide with links to the various articles. The shortlink displayed will share the presentation with students.
- Show the next slide with the information for students to share with the class while the students work.
- Ask for student volunteers to share their findings
- Discuss results as a class
Evaluate responses to article discussion questions.
- Epstein, E. (2012, December 11). Cory Booker Completes His One-Week Food Stamp Challenge Today. Retrieved from http://www.ibtimes.com/cory-booker-completes-his-one-week-food-stamp-challenge-today-932441
- Just Harvest. (n.d.). The Truth About Food Stamps. Retrieved from http://www.justharvest.org/advocacy/the-truth-about-snap-food-stamps/
- Mario Batali a hungry chef on food stamp challenge. (2012, May 15). Retrieved from http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2012/05/15/mario-batali-hungry-chef-on-food-stamp-challenge.html
- [My Doctor – Kaiser Permanente]. (2017, June 7). How to create a healthy plate [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmh_xMMJ2Pw
- Shaich, R. (2013, September 25). Panera CEO learns about hunger on his food stamp diet. Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/2013/09/25/opinion/shaich-food-stamp-challenge/index.html
- SNAP Challenge: Week 4 Summary. (2015, June 16). Retrieved from https://www.budgetbytes.com/2014/10/snap-challenge-week-4-summary/
- Tam, R. (2013, June 20). Republican aide challenges Democrats in real-life ‘hunger games’. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2013/06/20/republican-aide-challenges-democrats-in-real-life-hunger-games/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.152bf5f2ff90