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Practical Money Saving Techniques (BC)

Subject Area: Health

Links to British Columbia Health Curriculum:
  • A1 – design a plan to achieve a specific goal
  • A2 – demonstrate an ability to apply a decision-making model to a specific situation
Links to the New Learning Standards:
  • Investigate and analyze influences on eating habits
  • Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals
Brief Overview of the Lesson:

In pairs or on their own, students will brainstorm how to make a nutritious lunch for $3.00. They will complete a supermarket shopping list of the items they will need.

Estimated Time Required for Implementation:

One class period

Materials Needed:
  • The teacher will need to make copies of the supermarket shopping list before the period begins.
Suggested Implementation Strategy:
Options for Consideration:
  • The teacher may bring in a sample nutritious lunch as an example to look at before the students fill in their shopping list.
Extended Learning Opportunities:
  • Use one of the extension ideas mentioned in the lesson.
Nutrition for Children and Teens