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food_fibre_production.pdf

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Curriculum link: Design and Technologies Foundation - Year 2

 Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

The NSW farmers association have put together a great resource that is suitable for primary aged children. With the world population expected to reach 9 billion people by 2050,  world food production will

have to increase by 70 per cent. This resource offers a child friendly way to explain how Australia will play a key role in this production.

 

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What are we eating????

What are we eating???? | Food & Fibre - Production and Technologies | Scoop.it
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Curriculum link: Digital Technologies Year 5 and 6

Manage the creation and communication of ideas and information including online collaborative projects, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols (ACTDIP022)

This is a powerful image.

A perfect example of the importance food technology and production has in our society. As consumers, we have the right to accurate food labelling to ensure we are well informed as to the content and origin of the food we are consuming.

 

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Exposing Kashi Cereal For The Poison That It Is

Exposing Kashi Cereal For The Poison That It Is | Food & Fibre - Production and Technologies | Scoop.it
Exposing Kashi Cereal For The Poison That It Is
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The truth that should be exposed clearly on labels for food.

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Angie Walter's comment, June 6, 2014 10:22 PM
Jamie I think this is a great article that really reiterates that people need to think critically about everything in life. Just because the labeling may imply that these products are good for you, clearly they are not. A great resource to help raise awareness among our students.
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Vermont Law Makes It Official: GMO Food Must Be Labeled

Vermont Law Makes It Official: GMO Food Must Be Labeled | Food & Fibre - Production and Technologies | Scoop.it
Vermont Law Makes It Official: GMO Food Must Be Labeled
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Curriculum link: Design and Technologies Year 3 and 4

Critique needs or opportunities for designing and explore and test a variety of materials, components, tools and equipment and the techniques needed to produce designed solutions (ACTDEP014)

GMO food labelling bill has been passed to ensure consumers are fully informed as to the content of the food's they consume.

More technology in place for food......where does it end?

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STEP - Case Study Index

Small scale Food processing in Zimbabwe.

Issues:
Re-designing for client needs.
Choice and fitness for purpose of materials.
Appropriate labelling.

Activities:
DMAs on protective clothing design,
locally-made food product, honey-based
food product.
FPT on fabric testing.
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Curriculum link: Design and Technologies Year 5 and 6

Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments (ACTDEK021)

Considering low input sustainable agriculture in a range of environments.

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Australian Bushtucker

Australian Bushtucker | Food & Fibre - Production and Technologies | Scoop.it
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Curriculum link: Design and Technologies Year3 and 4

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

Considering many of the elements of our Australian Curriculum elaborations suggest investigations into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditions, this site may prove to be very useful. The site provides step by step lesson plans that include activities, suggested materials and student learning outcomes. Well worth a visit!

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Proposed changes to nutrition labels and marketing food to children

Proposed changes to nutrition labels and marketing food to children | Food & Fibre - Production and Technologies | Scoop.it
The FDA propose fresh revisions to the nutrition labels on packaged food and beverages. New restrictions are also introduced on the marketing of junk food to children.

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Curriculum link: Digital Technologies Foundation to Year 2

Explore how people safely use common information systems to meet information, communication and recreation needs (ACTDIP005)

How to ensure that children understand what the labels are saying and to understand what they are consuming.

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Jennifer Vellacott's comment, June 6, 2014 9:34 PM
Again, I think this is a great step forward. As someone who reads labels constantly (food allergy) I know I am often confused by the breakdown of fats and sugars. It would be great to see this made obvious by manufacturers, instead of trying to hide the truth from consumers.
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Food Labels Nutrition Printables- Food Label Worksheets, Printout Activities Teaching K-5 Kids Food Labeling Facts

Food Labels Nutrition Printables- Food Label Worksheets, Printout Activities Teaching K-5 Kids Food Labeling Facts | Food & Fibre - Production and Technologies | Scoop.it
Teaching food labels and the importance of healthy foods and food label nutrition that teaches children using fun printable worksheets.

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This looks like a great resource to support the teaching and learning activities associated with healthy food, understanding nutrition and investigating food and fibre production and food technologies in modern and traditional societies as noted in the new Technologies curriculum (ACARA, 2014 ACTDEK012).

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Emma Salter's curator insight, May 27, 2014 1:00 AM

Nourish Interactive, a one stop site developed for the Queensland Government was shared by Jamie Robinson.  This resource includes free printable sheets on food labelling, food facts and nutrition charts.  The three main sections cover healthy food, healthy habits and kids activities.  The nutrition games of food groups, balanced meals and healthy messages encourage children to not only engage with cooking activities but ensure that children read through the instructions given.  This free resource encourages children to be aware of their own nourishment whilst providing fun interactive resources, not only has the website been created by nutrition and health care professionals, whilst having the seal of approval from the ‘Mum’s Choice Award’.  This resource would be relevant for Foundation to Year 4 students.

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The right to know!

The right to know! | Food & Fibre - Production and Technologies | Scoop.it
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Curriculum link: Digital Technologies Year 5 and 6

Manage the creation and communication of ideas and information including online collaborative projects, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols (ACTDIP022)

Exactly! Where is the logic in this approach?

Food and Fibre production has the support of incredible technology. The labelling of the foods we consume should be foremost in the mind of the chains that provide the foods to consumers. If it is not safe and labelled appropriately, so not put it on the shelves for consumers to purchase.

 

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Do You Know Where Your Eggs Come From? - PreventDisease.com | Facebook

How Much Do Labels Really Tell You About How Eggs Are Produced?
http://preventdisease.com/news/14/042814-How-Much-Do-Labels-Tell-About-Eggs-Produced.shtml

There is no doubt that consumer awareness and concern about the lives led by animals raised for food is on the rise. Ethical concerns are playing an increasingly important role in purchasing decisions. It seems that egg producers -- perhaps more than any other -- have responded to this trend by adding an abundance of confusing claims on egg cartons.
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How much do we really now about how our food is produced. This once again high lights the importance of technology and labelling within our food industry. Consumers have the right to know what they are paying for and what they are consuming.

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PreventDisease.com - The Facts, Stats and Dangers of Soda Pop

PreventDisease.com - The Facts, Stats and Dangers of Soda Pop | Food & Fibre - Production and Technologies | Scoop.it

What do our soft drink really contain and are there any nutritional benefits?

 

Jamie Robins's insight:

Curriculum link: Design and Technologies Year 5 and 6

Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments (ACTDEK021)

The Facts, Stats and Dangers of Soft drinks

Kids are heavy consumers of soft drinks, and they are guzzling them at unprecedented rates.

Carbonated soda drinks provide more added sugar in a typical 2-year-old toddler's diet than biscuits, lollies and ice cream combined.

Fifty-six percent of 8-year-olds down soft drinks daily, and a third of teenage boys drink at least three cans of soft drink per day.

There are some alarming facts that should be on the labels, yet we are not told about them.

Read more here.....

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Nicole Hargreaves's comment, June 6, 2014 8:54 PM
Hi Jamie. This is such an important things to get kids thinking about - what they are putting into their bodies! I can see some technology/science/health lessons linked to this subject.
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Food Labelling | Practical Answers | Practical Action

Food Labelling | Practical Answers | Practical Action | Food & Fibre - Production and Technologies | Scoop.it
Labelling is an important process in the food processing chain. It is the first point of contact between consumer and producer.
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Curriculum link: Design and Technologies Year 3 and 4

Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions based on criteria for success developed with guidance and including care for the environment (ACTDEP017)

This article covers the importance of food labelling, what should be included on food labels, and some of the optional or additional information some labels include.

 

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Food

Food | Food & Fibre - Production and Technologies | Scoop.it
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Curriculum link: Design and Technologies Foundation - Year 2

Identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (ACTDEK001)

A variety of resources relating to food and food technology are available through ABC Splash. Site includes some great short clips associated with food production such as making bread and why cows make milk, how to milk them and the how milk gets from the dairy to the shops. Suitable for a variety of ages too!

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Nicole Hargreaves's comment, June 6, 2014 8:51 PM
ABC Splash is a fantastic resource Jamie! I love that it has real world videos and examples so that kids are exposed to many experiences. Relating classroom learning to the real world is such an important and valuable tool.
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Food labelling, composition and advertising

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Nutrition Detectives

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"It shows them "5 clues" to read food labels and detect marketing deceptions while learning to identify and choose healthful foods."


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Jamie Robins's insight:

Curriculum link: Digital technologies Year 3 and 4

Collect, access and present different types of data using simple software to create information and solve problems (ACTDIP009)

Although the intro is a little 'cheesy' the idea is great. Aimed at the Year level I am interested in (Year 3 and 4), this seems like a valuable resource tool to support the learning of investigating labels on food products and understanding nutrition panels on packaging.

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Jamie Robins's curator insight, March 10, 2014 3:40 AM

This sounds like something that ALL children should be made aware of. Know what you eat.

This could link in nicely with a Science and maths cross curricular unit of work that also uses the Technology curriculum.

Jennifer Vellacott's comment, June 6, 2014 9:31 PM
This sounds really helpful, Jamie. Advertisers are so deceptive these days, it is really hard to find useful nutritional information and sort it from the hype. Good find.