We are at the end of our first term improving our English while learning how our cities are fed.

So, now it’s about time to assess your term 1 Global Scholars Dossier.

Which are the characteristics of a good dossier?

Group B Brainstorming

Group C Brainstorming



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.

Unit 2: Nourishing Ourselves and Our Cities



Mediterranean Diet: 10 Basics

Mediterranean Diet: Recipes

Mediterranean Diet: Seasonal Foods

What the World Eats (National Geographic Magazine): This interactive online infographic lets you explore what we consume as a planet. The infographic also shows how diets vary from country to country and over time.