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Food Labels

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Healthy eating is to educate and guide families on what is healthy eating, healthy weight and food categories
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The Heart Foundation provides an abundance of information related to healthy eating and food labelling. 

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptor 

 

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

 

*  Investigating the labels on food products to determine how the information provided contributes to healthy eating, for example ingredients and nutrition panels

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Kelly Frintzilas's comment, April 26, 2014 9:17 PM
Melissa, this looks like a good site. I imagine that Mathematics could easily be integrated with Technologies, using a stimulus such as food labels. The site you have provided breaks down the food label and makes it much easier to understand. When dieting I find myself looking at food labels in great depth, however it made me think of our students. Often they will just consume food without taking the time to look at the food label, so I definitely think the information contained within this site would be beneficial for our students. Thanks again.
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Additive-Free Pantry | Eliminating the unnecessary additivies within your home pantries - Blog

Additive-Free Pantry | Eliminating the unnecessary additivies within your home pantries - Blog | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
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Tanya Winfield writes a very interesting blog about additives that are found in lots of products that are consumed, particularly by children. These products are often found in lunch boxes of children at school. 

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptor 

 

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

 

*  Investigating the labels on food products to determine how the information provided contributes to healthy eating, for example ingredients and nutrition panels

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Karen Willis's comment, April 25, 2014 7:43 PM
I agree with Michelle what a great resource, I am very passionate about nutrition and avoid additives when feeding my children. It is not always easy - especially with lunch box snacks.
Karen Willis's curator insight, April 27, 2014 1:43 AM

This blog looks at food and offers ideas on how to make healthy choices in the kitchen. It also looks at how processed foods contain many additives and the more they are processed the greater the additives. Students will compare and consider  how natural foods are healthier and undergo fewer processes resulting in no additives. Students will consider how technology is used in society to speed up the process of foods however it may not serve a purpose or suit everyone's needs, such as health as so many additives are used through modern technology to process and create many foods we consume in modern society.

   

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum:

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

Stephanie White's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:24 PM

This is a blog that looks into how many additives are in children's packed lunches. The lunch on the left contains 36 additives, whereas the lunch on the right has 0 additives. Teaches could use this comparison to teach children about additives in technology. In modern society, packaged food uses many additives. This technology helps the food companies but it has a harmful effect on our health and nutrition. Fresh foods are more health for our bodies. This blog looks into alternative food options that are healthier. Teachers can discuss with the students which foods can additives and which food are natural foods. It is important for students to consider what they put into their bodies. 

 

This links up to the Australian Curriculum technologies 2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9. Here is a link to the curriculum: 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Homepage | Eat For Health

Homepage | Eat For Health | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
The Australian Dietary GuidelinesRead more
Detailed information about the Australian Dietary Guidelines



Brochures, posters and more...Read more
Resources to support educators and consumers with implementing the recommendations of the
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"Eat For Health" is an Australian Government initiative which provides an abundance of information and resources surrounding good food choices. It also has games for students to participate in.

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptor 

 

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

 

*  Investigating the labels on food products to determine how the information provided contributes to healthy eating, for example ingredients and nutrition panels

 

*  Recognising the benefits food technologies provide for health and food safety and ensuring that a wide variety of food is available and can be prepared for healthy eating 

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kidsgardening.org |

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National Gardening Association offers the Web's largest and most respected array of gardening content for consumers and educators, ranging from general information and publications to lessons and grants. Explore our Web site and discover a world of gardening possibilities. Kidsgardening.org is a resource of the National Gardening Association dedicated to providing content and resources specifically designed for use with children and in educational environments.
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This website offers useful information for students to encourage them to get involved in gardening at school. It offers a clear and basic overview regarding ideal conditions for planting and gardening. 

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptor

 

Years 3-4

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

 

*  Describing ideal conditions for successful plant and animal production including how climate and soils affect production and availability of foods, for example Aboriginal seasons and food availability

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Teresa Morgan's comment, April 23, 2014 7:13 AM
What a great site. Thanks for sharing this. I really like how there is a tab that encourages school be actively engage their students in gardening as well as a tab that encourages families to be involved. I used to work in childcare and in a previous centre where I worked we had a local community garden next door which the children were actively involved in, even the babies would go and visit the garden. The older students would talk about and compare the length the beans had grown and notice the colour changing on some of the capsicums that had been planted. The best part for the students was when they were able to pick the produce and bring it back to the centre for a cooking experience. Having a garden has cross curricula links to science, maths and English. I chose a similar topic in my curated collection about sustainability, science and technology. It's about something called aquaponics. Here the link, you might like to read about it. http://pearltrees.com/p/AumgS Great work Melissa.
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Kidsgrow : Nursery and Garden Industry Australia

Kidsgrow : Nursery and Garden Industry Australia | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
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Kidsgrow is endeavouring to create a lifelong love of gardening for children through offering schools with a practical toolkit of resources to help get kids involved with gardening, particularly in a school setting. 

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with several Australian Curriculum: Technologies content descriptors

 

F-2

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

 

*  Considering the suitability of a range of tools when cultivating gardens, mulching and building garden structures and preparing and cooking food from recipes

 

Years 3-4

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

 

*  Exploring tools, equipment and procedures to improve plant and animal production, for example when growing vegetables in the school garden and producing plant and animal environments such as a greenhouse, animal housing, safe bird shelters

 

Years 5-6

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

 

*  Investigating and experimenting with different tools, equipment and methods of preparing soil and the effect on soil quality and sustainability, for example when designing a garden for a community group

 

*  Identifying ways of applying, conserving and recycling nutrients in food and fibre production when designing a sustainable school vegetable garden or cropping area, for example composting and other forms of organic fertilisers

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Climate information

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Provides Australian climate information and services of the Bureau of Meteorology
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The Bureau of Meteorology provides information regarding seasonal outlooks, reports and summaries, weather and climate data, maps, climate change with links to all the states and territories of Australia, a link for Australia, Global and even Antarctica. This resource will aid in student understanding of ideal conditions for successful plant and animal production. 

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptors

 

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

 

*  Describing ideal conditions for successful plant and animal production including how climate and soils affect production and availability of foods, for example Aboriginal seasons and food availability

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Gundooee Organic Wagyu

Gundooee Organic Wagyu | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
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Rob Lennon owner of "Gundooee Organics" is a part of the "Target 100" initiative. He is passionate about green power and solar power to help decrease the CO2 overload, which he believes Australians are in crisis of. The goal of his farm is to "incorporate ethical and environmentally sustainable farming techniques."

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with several Australian Curriculum: Technologies content descriptors

 

Years 5-6

 

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

 

*  Considering how low-input sustainable agriculture (LISA) is used in a range of environments including Australia

 

Years 7-8

 

*  Examine and prioritise competing factors including social, ethical and sustainability considerations in the development of technologies and designed solutions to meet community needs for preferred futures (ACTDEK029)

 

*  Investigating how ethics, social values, profitability and sustainability considerations impact on design and technologies, for example animal welfare, intellectual property, off-shore manufacturing in Asia

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100 initiatives

100 initiatives | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
The cattle and sheep industry are undertaking 100 research, development and extention initiatives and activities to be more sustainable.
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"Target 100" is an initiative by the Australian cattle and sheep farmers to deliver sustainable cattle and sheep farming by 2020. There are 100 initiatives from farmers all over Australia that aid in delivering sustainability. This resource is structured around the 5E's model.

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 5-6) content descriptor 

 

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

 

*  Considering how low-input sustainable agriculture (LISA) is used in a range of environments including Australia

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My curation project

Background Information

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I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Melissa Bufalino and I am a 4th year students studying a Bachelor of Primary Education through USQ. 

 

This curation is a task for my EDP4130 Technology subject, and its purpose is to provide a publicly accessible collection of online resources relevant for the classroom implication of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies.

 

It has been designed with students in mind and is meant to help them better understand the content descriptors from the Australian Curriculum: Technologies.

 

F-2

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

 

Years 3-4

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

 

 Years 5-6

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

 

Years 7-8 

*  Examine and prioritise competing factors including social, ethical and sustainability considerations in the development of technologies and designed solutions to meet community needs for preferred futures (ACTDEK029)

 

 It is important for students to have an opportunity to learn about and have an understanding of food production, healthy eating, food technologies, and sustainability as it ensures they have the tools to make informed decisions in the future. 

 

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Labelling

Labelling | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
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Food labels provide information to help consumers make food choices. They are also there to protect the public, by providing information such as dates, ingredients, certain allergens, instructions for storage and preparation and warning statements. This website provides information sufficient for students to gather greater understanding and allows them to investigate food labels to determine how the provided information contributes to healthy eating. 

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptor 

 

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

 

*  Investigating the labels on food products to determine how the information provided contributes to healthy eating, for example ingredients and nutrition panels

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Katherine Reed's comment, May 1, 2014 3:16 AM
Great site Karen - very worthwhile information to put forward to students to apply some critical thinking about what we are putting in our mouths!
Jake Cumner's comment, June 5, 2014 7:32 AM
Such an important skill to teach students, especially with the increase in pre-packaged foods available.
Stephanie White's curator insight, June 11, 2014 6:15 AM

The Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website provides information on food labels. Food labels give information to the public such as the ingredient list, use by dates, storage information and warning statements. When teaching students about food production, it is important to inform students on how to read a food label and what information is on a food label. 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum:

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10 

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Welcome to Nutrition Australia | Nutrition Australia

Welcome to Nutrition Australia | Nutrition Australia | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Nutrition Australia is an independent, member organisation that aims to promote the health and well-being of all Australians.
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"Nutrition Australia" provides numerous resources and information surrounding nutrition. 

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptor 

 

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

 

*  Investigating the labels on food products to determine how the information provided contributes to healthy eating, for example ingredients and nutrition panels

 

*  Recognising the benefits food technologies provide for health and food safety and ensuring that a wide variety of food is available and can be prepared for healthy eating 

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Natalie Todd's comment, April 23, 2014 5:12 AM
Thank you for sharing this. I am really interested in the curations you have provided as I am specialising in Health and Physical education and it can be difficult to find great resources.
Katherine Reed's comment, May 1, 2014 3:14 AM
Great site Melissa and a topic I am very passionate about. I am currently researching for a seminar on healthy eating in the context of schools and student lunchboxes - so this is great!
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Interactive labelling poster - how to read food labels

Interactive labelling poster - how to read food labels | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
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This site offers some information about the importance of food labels and how to read them. 

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptor 

 

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

 

*  Investigating the labels on food products to determine how the information provided contributes to healthy eating, for example ingredients and nutrition panels

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Pre-School Gardening Club - Weekly Activities Plan - little green fingers

Pre-School Gardening Club - Weekly Activities Plan - little green fingers | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
One mother's attempts to get her three children as addicted to gardening as she is
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"Little Green Fingers" is Dawn Isaac's blog which is dedicated to encouraging a gardening club for young children. It includes a term-by-term guide of what you can do with your children/students. 


This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptor

 

Years 3-4

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

 

*  Exploring tools, equipment and procedures to improve plant and animal production, for example when growing vegetables in the school garden and producing plant and animal environments such as a greenhouse, animal housing, safe bird shelters

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Natalie Todd's comment, April 23, 2014 5:14 AM
What a fabulous website and one full of such interesting ideas to include children in the learning of their health and wellbeing and encouraging them to be active in fresh from garden to plate within the home too
Corinne Owen's comment, April 30, 2014 7:37 AM
Great Scoop Melissa.. I love the concept of a gardening club for children... So much to learn and a lot of fun to be had while doing it
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CANEGROWERS - Kids Centre

CANEGROWERS - Kids Centre | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Some great fact sheets for kids
The sugarcane industry has six new fact sheets for schools.
Each of these fact sheets has been lined up with curriculum (teachers’ resources available from our website).
Teachers can align learnin...
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The Canegrowers Industry website provides teaching resources and fact sheets for schools, which line up with the curriculum. There is information on such topics as; paddock to plate, water, biodiversity, soil, one crop- many users, and nutrition.

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (F-2) content descriptor

 

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

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Major Commodities | National Farmers' Federation

Major Commodities | National Farmers' Federation | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
The National Farmers' Federation represents producers of all major Australian agricultural commodities, our website provides easy-to-read fully sourced facts and figures based on independent, up-to-date information.
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The National Farmers' Federation provides information on Australia's leading agricultural commodities such as; Beef, Cotton, Dairy, Dried Fruits, Goats, Rice, Sheep Meat, Sugar and Wool. 

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptor 

 

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

 

*  Identifying the areas in Australia and Asia where major food or fibre plants and animals are grown or bred, for example the wheat and sheep belts, areas where sugar cane or rice are grown, northern Australia’s beef industry, plantation and native forest areas

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Sustainable Farmer Eyes Farm Contracting

Sustainable Farmer Eyes Farm Contracting | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
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Tim Eyes is an Australian beef farmer who believes that the management of soil health is essential to the productivity of pastures and forage crops. 

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptors

 

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

 

*  Describing ideal conditions for successful plant and animal production including how climate and soils affect production and availability of foods, for example Aboriginal seasons and food availability

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Cattle, sheep & goat industries | Meat & Livestock Australia

Cattle, sheep & goat industries | Meat & Livestock Australia | Investigation into Australian Food and Fibre Production, Sustainability, Agricultural Commodities and Nutrition | Scoop.it
The cattle, sheep and goat industries plays an important role in Australia's economy, society and environmental management.
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There are many great resources here for students to be a part of. There is a virtual farm visit which is a free online resources that shows students what happens on beef and sheep farms in Australia. There are fact sheets, and interactive games which require students to look after the livestock. 

 

This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptor 

 

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

 

*  Identifying the areas in Australia and Asia where major food or fibre plants and animals are grown or bred, for example the wheat and sheep belts, areas where sugar cane or rice are grown, northern Australia’s beef industry, plantation and native forest areas

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