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"Lunch" Period

Create a new lesson in middle schools where classes take turns making lunch for the school.

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Many schools dedicate hours weekly to classes such as art, religion and physical education. Why not make Cooking a compulsory subject for ages 10 - 14?


Each class has to cook for another class once a week, thereby sharing the load and being educated in healthy ways of eating. Each meal is given a healthy rating and at the end of the term, the class with the best rating wins a prize. Ingredients are sourced from the school 'vege patch.'


  

Age of kids. The solutions to changing kids’ eating behaviors will vary depending on their age. What works for a toddler won’t necessarily fly for a teenager, although we suspect some concepts might be appropriate for all ages—even adults! Which age bracket does your concept address (tick all relevant boxes)?

  • Middle school (Tweens) 11-13

Hurdles to success. Helping kids make smarter food choices comes with a variety of hurdles that have to be addressed in order for a design solution to be successful, which of these do you think that your Concept overcomes (tick all relevant boxes)?

  • Expense and Convenience

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I think even when do don't cook full meal but let's say they plan the menu and help serving that could be enough. It could also teach them how bad it feels when people don't eat what you have planed with so much care and love as it is often the case for parents. Also, it can indirectly teach them what are the the ingredients of a healthy meal and the considerations one takes when one decides a menu.