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Ilaria Rebella
Comprehensive Institute Savona 4
teacher involved
Food Education
Topics related to the resource
Nutritional education: food groups, hygiene, malnutrition and food combinations, history of nutrition, how to feed in healthy and equilibrate way, how to read the food labels, seasonal foods
Examples of learning objectives
- To know the nutrients and the main food groups
- To know the connection between food and health
- To read with consciously the food labels
- To navigate to a site and to draw useful information
Practical information regarding the use
of the site/simulation...
- The resource is available by clicking on the left menu of the homepage. The detailed description of the resource is reported in the related review of the “Teaching Resources Section”.
- The resource is available on line in Italian.
- By using Google Chrome as browser, Google Translator is available
Information about the class
Comprehensive Institute Savona 4, primary school, second year (7 years), 34 students
Suggestion for use
Teacher can organize a scientific ‘treasure hunt’ in the following way:
- to divide the class into groups of two or three pupils
- to propose open questions about nutrients, to be answered by consulting the site
- to propose a final question connected with the previous open questions
- Who finishes the job can play games about the nutrients present on the site
- At the end groups share their answers and their comments
Worksheets to fill in during the treasure hunt can be produced by the teacher with the treasure hunt generator site (, as reported in the example uploaded in the supporting info section.
Insights into student
use / thinking
They performed the task with pleasure, as if it were a game, but also very seriously, trying to get the highest score looking for all the elements necessary to answer the final question.
Navigating the site was easy also for very young pupils, but sometimes the teacher had to mediate some of the concepts unknown to so young students, as "cells", "plastic function", "enzymes" and so on, however they focused the main nutrients and principles of food education. They showed good cooperative attitudes.
Teacher’s conclusions
The resource provided interesting insights to undertake a path of reflection on the food pyramid and a proper diet with local seasonal foods.

National Reports on successful experiences to promote lifelong learning for chemistry The national reports on chemistry successful experiences to promote lifelong learning for chemistry are now available on the related section of the project portal. The reports presents examples of successful experiences in the partner countries and the results of testing of ICT resources with science teachers.