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PBL: Healthy Eating and Food Deserts

Thursday, January 29, 2015



Finding healthy solutions to a food desert.


Understanding what a "food desert" is.

Explain the difference between healthy and unhealthy food choices.

Understanding alternative ways of growing plants.


Healthy Eating


The first Lady, Michelle Obama recently issued a mandate that all "food deserts" in the United States must be eliminated. She is concerned about the health of the nation's children. If this situation is not addressed the school district as assigned the George Mason (HLSW) Healthy Living The Smart Way task force the job to collect data about their specific area, and devise a plan to minimize the problem.

Culminating Activity

Speaker: TBA

Vegetable /Fruit Tasting (from school garden/greenhouse) to be held on PTA night

Problem Question
What is a "food desert"?, How does it negatively impact the school community?, What solutions can we find to minimize this problem?
Student Role

Design and implement a school food/green garden.

download.jpgHealth PBL Unit Overview George Mason Elementary 4th 5th Grades.pdf

Question Map:


download.jpgHealth PBL Unit Question Map George Mason Elementary 4th 5th Grades.pdf

Created by George Mason Elementary.

by Chris Mystkowski at 2:48 PM in Elementary, Problem Based Learning/PBL, Life Science
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