Mr Bean, Mrs Lentil and their tiny peas celebrating the International Year of Pulses 2016

Mr Bean, Mrs Lentil and their tiny peas celebrating the International Year of Pulses 2016 project aims to heighten students awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production through various activities

Nutrition

Aims:

Understand that pulses are in the same food category as meat: “protein group”
Acquire basic knowledge about a balanced alimentation.

 

Materials:

Set#1: 42 cards (photo and translation) Download pdf


Set#2: 42 cards (photo and nutrient composition) Download pdf

 

Process:

Step1

Create little groups (3-4-5 students)
Deliver Set#1 to each group
Task: “gather the cards in categories”
Whole class synthesis on magnetic or interactive board
Problem: you can classify food with logic: (egg-chicken) (milk-beef-veal) (milk-soda-oil), but some foods remain and you must class them in a catchall category

Step2

Create little groups (3-4-5 students)
Deliver Set#2 to each group
Task: which card can represent the best each category?
(fat->oil / carbohydrates->sugar / protein->tuna)
Task: “gather the cards in categories”
Whole class synthesis on magnetic or interactive board
Some vegetables (pulses) contain proteins. They can be grouped with meat (fish-egg) in a “protein group”
The other “vegetables” have a similar composition as “fruits”
The milk products, «Dairy group” contain protein but also a lot of fat
Food from the “grain group” (Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta) is high in carbohydrates and low in fat
The catchall category contains the foods and drinks high in fat and/or sugar to use sparingly

 
Download Nutrition Introduction Activity in pdf

 

Production:

All schools ativities are posted in the children pages.
They will be gathered in a collaborative production at the end of april

| Alexandroupoli GREECE Ioannina GREECEKyiv UKRAINELafrançaise FRANCELozova UKRAINE |
|Petroupoli GREECE | Sfax college TUNISIAShenzhen CHINADnipro, UkraineKhust UKRAINE |
| Donji Muć CROATIAVinkovci CROATIA (Mažuranića)Santander SPAIN |

 

Author: VAYSSIE Eric
Last editor: VAYSSIE Eric