What is this challenge? Students had to come up with as many food items as they could for under 3.00 and incorporate all five food groups. Basically, the students had to see if they could make a meal that could compete with the caf. Google was besieged with the frantic typing of words such as 'frugal' and 'budget'. It brought me back to my days at University but these students made much better choices with meals :).Once all the ingredients were bought, students had to crunch the numbers to figure out how much each serving was. The results ranged from $1.50 to $2.50 per meal.
Dave McCallum is a Foods Studies teachers at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, British Columbia