Center Focus

Food For Thought

  1. You will need several different supermarket ads for this activity. Or you will need to visit a supermarket and list some prices.
  2. Have your students figure out how much they would spend on food for themselves eating for a week. They should be as realistic as they can including snacks and beverages.
  3. Have them estimate what their parents have to spend shopping for the whole family.
  4. Have them calculate how many hours they would have to work in a minimum wage job to buy their food for a week.
  5. Students should reflect on this activity addressing such things as being wasteful, buying expensive snacks, asking for things that they don't really need, etc.