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Teaching the Food System

A Project of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future



Diet and Influences on Food Choice

Lesson Summary

Students will explore the relationship between diet and health, play a game about how American diets have changed over recent decades, and brainstorm reasons why people eat what they eat. They will learn about programs geared toward reducing the epidemic of diet-related diseases, then design their own intervention.


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girl eating dinner with her family