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Post-Viewing Sheet #4: Student Writing Assignment:
 "Let me introduce you to lunch at my school"

Note to students: You have looked at some of the diet issues that face our nation. Some of you have examined your own diet and compared it to the food pyramid. However, healthy eating is not just about what you consume, but the amount of pleasure that you receive from your meals. How food is presented and the environment in which you eat it is also part of a healthy diet. You are going to write a two-page (500-word) paper that examines lunch at your school. Please include the following:

  • What were the lunch choices for the last week?
  • What did most people choose?
  • Why did they choose this?
  • Why do some students choose to bring their lunch from home?
  • Describe the lunchtime environment.
  • Were the foods attractively presented?
  • Did the food choices fit into the recommended amounts suggested in the food pyramid?
  • What would you change if you were in control of the lunchroom?

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