The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Challenge has been completed by:

13 Classrooms!
Lesson Plan

STUDENTS WILL LOOK AT ENERGY CONSUMPTION ASSOCIATED WITH FOOD PRODUCTION AND TRANSPORTATION.

COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS. EACH OPTION IS WORTH THE SAME NUMBER OF POINTS. YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO SUBMIT WORK AND GET POINTS FOR ONE OPTION.

OPTION 1: Create your own local food recipe
Students will research locally produced food and create a recipe or class cookbook using only local ingredients.

OPTION 2: Calculate the carbon footprint of your lunch
Students will determine the origin of items in their lunch and calculate the meal’s carbon footprint.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this activity, students:

  • will understand the concept of food miles and carbon footprints
  • will understand the importance and benefits of local farming

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

This Globe and Mail article compares the expensive food prices in the North to the rest of Canada. 

This website allows users to live a day in the life of a child living in another country. 

See your diet's carbon dioxide equivalent score. 

To see how many miles go into the food you eat, check out Falls Brook Centre's food miles calculator.  

Take this cool quiz to see if you need to improve your carbon footprint. 

Food Miles Calculator
 
Saskatchewan's Organic Directorate's Food Miles Campaign - A Food mile calculator  
 
Eat Low Carbon 
 
Farm to School 
 

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