U2 Digital Project: Food Environment

Explore  your food environment, create a presentation to share with your international peers.

  1. Include a map of your food environment.
  2. Include photos or video of your food environment.
  3. Include your reflections:
    • What did you notice about your food environment?
    • How easy (or difficult) is it for you to access healthy foods?
    • What improvements would you like to see in your food environment?

Presentation tools:

Prezi

 

Adobe Spark

 

Google Slides

Examples of last year’s presentations using Prezi

Examples of last year’s presentations using Adobe Spark

Digital Mapping tools: 

These are free online mapping tools that allow you to use Google Maps to create digital maps.

 

Gasol Foundation field trip

The experience was exciting, we helped to organize the people who came to see them, for example: Jordi Roca, Manuel Fuentes, Pau and Marc Gasol, etc…. We listened to a speech from the organizers and from Pau and Marc Gasol. Then we entered to the building and we saw a class of cooking, the food was delicious!!! There was another activity: we played different games  with children from different schools, from Benviure and Llor. it was a great morning with famous people!!!

Photo album

Just give me the facts! About Sugary Drinks

Watch this video paying attention to its message.

What do you think?

Sugary Drinks Categories: Nutrition information

Nutritional Content of Beverages

What’s Really in Sugary Drinks? Ingredients Decoded

Common Sugary Drink Myths Explained

Sugary Drinks: Understanding the Nutrition Facts Panel

Tips for Choosing A Healthy Drink

Sugary Drinks Report Facts (English)

Sugary Drinks Report Facts (Spanish for Parents)

Read labels!

Food labels contain a lot of information, but they don’t tell the whole story. Dr. Nadine Burke provides some convenient shopping tips to help us read between the lines.

  1. Watch this video and complete the following statements:
    1. You can’t make an informed choice if you don’t know what’s in your __________.
    2. Read __________, read __________, read __________; those are your 1,2 and 3.
    3. If __________ is one of the first __________ ingredients, just put it back on the __________.
    4. Vitamin water is supposed to be super __________, but one of the first __________ ingredients is __________.
  2. How are ingredients listed? What’s the 1st ingredient?

More tips here.

Dr. Nadine Burke is the Medical Director of the Bayview Child Health Center. She oversees the operations of the health center and provides care to children and youth living in the Bayview-Hunters Point community of San Francisco. Dr. Burke is also the Medical Director of Pediatric Health Parity Programs at California Pacific Medical Center. She has conducted research on food access in vulnerable communities and speaks passionately about issues such as food, health, and the environment. You can watch more videos here.