This www.teacherspayteachers.com (TpT) product is a companion to several other TpT products in my “Supermarket Series”:
• Supermarket Molecules
• Supermarket Vegetables
• Supermarket Fruits
• Nutrition Labels: Fruits and Vegetables
• Molecules for Nathan and Andrew (FREE)
• Create a Nutrition Label
I started my interest in a supermarket from the point of view of
chemistry, but during 2014 I realized that a supermarket can
serve as an educational environment for K-12 students. It is the perfect environment for such students to learn about nutrition and food products. Once a student learns about the molecular structures of vitamins, he or she could study nutrition labels and also search Wikipedia to learn about the vitamin/mineral content of fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, roots, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, etc.
Accompanied by a parent, a trip to a supermarket can serve as
(a) an adventure, namely, a family field trip; (b) an opportunity
for collaboration among parents, a local school, and a local
supermarket; and (c) an opportunity to compare the nutrition
provided by fresh fruits and vegetables versus the nutrition
provided by fast foods and high-sodium packaged foods. Education may help reduce obesity in young children.