Creative Writing: How Food, Nutrition and Writing Can Come Together

Creative Writing: How Food, Nutrition and Writing Can Come Together

12

Weeks

12

Pre-recorded Lessons

8-12

Ages

$216 or $18/week

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Overview

Join us on a culinary adventure that combines food, nutrition, and writing! In this self-paced course, you’ll explore the fascinating world of food literacy and nutrition through a series of creative writing and storytelling exercises, interactive activities, and homework assignments. By the end of the course, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the five food groups, develop your writing skills, and learn to appreciate the cultural and emotional significance of food in our lives.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

This course is perfect for students aged 8-12 who are interested in food, nutrition, and writing. Whether you’re a young chef-in-the-making or a aspiring food blogger, this course is designed to help you develop your creative writing skills while exploring the world of food and nutrition.

Learning Path

* Topic: What is Food Literacy?
* Activity: “Food for Thought” scavenger hunt – explore the kitchen and identify different foods, their parts, and where they come from
* Creative Writing: Write a story about a favorite family meal, using descriptive language to describe the food and setting
* Homework: Share a photo of your favorite family meal

* Topic: Understanding the Five Food Groups
* Activity: Food group sorting game – sort foods into different categories (grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy, protein)
* Homework: Create a food group chart or diagram to display at home

* Topic: Understanding Nutrition and Healthy Eating
* Activity: “My Plate” activity – draw and label a plate with a balance of different foods from the five food groups
* Creative Writing: Write a story about a character who makes healthy choices to eat well

Topic: Exploring Food and Culture
Activity: Food-themed cultural exchange – share a favorite food or tradition from your cultural background
* Creative Writing: Write a story about a food-related cultural tradition or celebration
* Homework: Upload a recipe related to food and culture

* Topic: Using Food in Storytelling
* Activity: “Once Upon a Time” – write a short story using food as a main character or plot point
* Creative Writing: Write a story about a magical food that grants wishes or has special powers

Topic: Using Food in Poetry
* Activity: “Food for Thought” poem – write a poem about a favorite food or eating experience
* Creative Writing: Write a poem about the senses and a food experience (e.g. the smell of freshly baked bread)

* Topic: Creative Expression and Food Journaling
* Activity: Design a food-themed journal – create a cover, inside pages, and illustrations relating to food and nutrition
* Homework: Start a food journal at home and write about your favorite foods and eating experiences

* Topic: Food and Social Relationships
* Activity: “Food for Thought” game – play a game that relates to food and social relationships (e.g. “Would You Rather” – eat with friends or eat alone?)
* Creative Writing: Write a story about a food-related experience with friends or family

* Topic: Food and Emotions
* Activity: “Food and Feelings” drawing exercise – draw a picture that represents a food-related emotion or experience
* Creative Writing: Write a story about a food-related experience that evokes an emotion or memory
* Homework: Share a reflection on how food relates to your emotions and moods

* Topic: Food and Traditions
* Activity: “Food Traditions” drawing exercise – draw a picture that represents a food-related tradition or celebration
* Creative Writing: Write a story about a food-related tradition or celebration

* Topic: Food and Sensory Experiences
* Activity: “Sensory Scavenger Hunt” – explore the kitchen and identify different foods and textures, smells, and tastes
* Creative Writing: Write a descriptive paragraph about a food-related sensory experience

Topic: Sharing and Celebrating Your Work
* Creative Writing: Write a reflection on the course and you have learned about food and creative writing

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