New STEM Activity: The Mediterranean Diet

Bring international flavor to the classroom with an all new STEM activity on the Mediterranean Diet! High School Biology and Human Nutrition Teacher Carlie Frydman has created a two-part lesson plan that incorporates science with international cuisine.

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Through this workshop, students will learn about the diet’s ancient origins and its positive impacts on human health. Comparing the Mediterranean model to a traditional American one, students explore ways in which they might be able to incorporate aspects of the diet into their daily lives.

 

Students will come away with in-depth knowledge of:

    • The origins of the Mediterranean Diet
    • What foods are included are in it and why it is known to be so healthy
    • How to compare their own nutritional habits to those of a different culture

 

 

 

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