Students are invited to discuss a 1917 advertisement featuring a table showing that biscuits contain more “food value” (calories per pound) than other foods. Questions include who created the ad copy, why, and whether “food value” represents nutritional value Teachers can invite further student research into actual nutritional recommendations by scientists and government agencies in 1917. Source: The Science Teacher (2020) (Requires Subscription).

Level(s): Middle, High
Discipline(s): Biology, General Science
# of Periods: <1 Lesson Plan? Yes Classroom Ready? – Students Actively Practice? Yes

Categories: For Educators, Grades: High, Grades: Middle, Instructional Materials, Science