MEAL PLANNING ASSIGNMENT For this assignment you will be planning a weekends worth of meals for your family. You will need to use Canada’s Food Guide to ensure that you are planning balanced meals. You will also have the opportunity to price out your shopping list using flyers from your local grocery stores and by taking a trip to Loblaws at McCowan and Hwy #7. STEP ONE: Plan your Menu… *A chart may be helpful in organizing the information in this step . 1. Plan a menu for a Saturday and Sunday’s worth of meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks) for you and your family members to enjoy. Make sure to consult Canada’s food guide to ensure each person is getting enough of each group. *It is common for a family to prepare one thing for dinner that everyone enjoys at different portion sizes. *Snacks and the smaller meals are more likely to differ between family members to meat Canada’s food guide recommendations. 2. Identify how many of each food group is used for each meal (and day) for each family member using Canada’s Food Guide. 3. Identify what makes each meal appealing using the meal appeal vocabulary learned in class. STEP TWO: Prepare a grocery shopping list… 4. Prepare a shopping list of all the ingredients you need for your meals for the weekend. Include the quantity of each item. (We will also be pricing the items out when we go to Loblaws) STEP THREE: Walking Field Trip to Loblaws… 5. Using the flyers provided in class and during our trip to Loblaws, price out all the items on your list (make sure to factor the quantity needed into the final price of the items needed). 6. Record the “best before” or “use by” dates for any item that is not vegetables, meats or single serving items. Include this in your chart next to the prices of each item. 7. While at loblaws, sketch out the layout of the store including where all the departments are located and how you are meant to move through the store. 8. Identify the items that can be found down each of the aisles. STEP FOUR: Reflection… 9. Write a reflection discussing your experience doing this project. Why is it important to plan meals and prepare a shopping list before going to the grocery store? MEAL PLANNING ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC LEVEL 4 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 1 KNOWLEDGE / Demonstrates a great Demonstrates an ability Demonstrates some ability to Demonstrates a limited UNDERSTANDING ability to calculate unit to calculate unit prices calculate unit prices and ability to calculate unit Demonstrate an ability to prices and choose the best and choose the best choose mostly good items. prices and the items calculate unit prices, items (most economical, items (most economical, (economical, checks best chosen are not necessarily decipher “best before” checks best before date checks best before date before date and nutritional the most economical or dates, read ingredient lists, and nutritional value of and nutritional value of value of each item). nutritious. Best before and understand how each item) each item). dates are not checked. comparatively expensive convenience foods are. /20 THINKING / INQUIRY All items on your menu Most items on your Some items on your menu The shopping guidelines Produce general food- and your shopping list menu and your and your shopping list follow discussed in class are not shopping guidelines that follow general food shopping list follow general food shopping followed and the food are efficient and shopping guidelines that general food shopping guidelines that are efficient choices made are not very economical. /20 are very efficient and guidelines that are and economical but more economical or efficient. Your food choices follow economical. efficient and consideration is needed. Your food choices Canada’s food guide’s Your food choices follow economical. Your food choices somewhat limitedly follow Canada’s recommendations. /15 Canada’s food guide’s Your food choices follow Canada’s food guide’s food guide’s Effectively identifies how recommendations for each mostly follow Canada’s recommendations for each recommendations. (Most the layout of a grocery family member very food guide’s family member. (Some food food groups are over or store is planned to move accurately. recommendations for groups are over or some are under the the consumer through it. Very effectively identifies each family member. under the recommendations). recommendations). /10 how the layout of a Effectively identifies Somewhat identifies how the Limitedly identifies how Identifies the products grocery store is planned to how the layout of a layout of a grocery store is the layout of a grocery available at the grocery move the consumer grocery store is planned planned to move the store is planned to move store and where they are through it. to move the consumer consumer through it. the consumer through it. located / how they are Accurately identifies the through it. Identifies some of the Does not identify the organized within the store. products available at the Identifies the products products available at the products available a the /10 grocery store and where available at the grocery grocery store and where they grocery store or where they are located / how they store and where they are are located / how they are they are located / how they are organized within the located / how they are organized within the store. are organized within the store. organized within the store. Total /55 store. APPLICATION Very effectively plans and Effectively plans and Somewhat plans and budgets Limitedly plans and Plan and budget for a budgets for a family’s budgets for a family’s for a family’s meals. budgets for a family’s family’s meals and meals. meals. Somewhat prepares a list of meals…more detail is prepare a list of all Very accurately and Accurately and ingredients needed to prepare required. ingredients. /10 effectively prepares a list effectively prepares a the meals but needs to write a Limitedly prepares a list of Demonstrate creativity in of all ingredients needed list of all ingredients more thorough list. ingredients needed to planning meals that meet to prepare the meals. needed to prepare the Demonstrates some creativity prepare the meals but the specifically defined Demonstrates a lot of meals. in planning meals that meet needs to write a more needs and budget of a creativity in planning Demonstrates creativity the specifically defined needs thorough list. particular family or meals that meet the in planning meals that and budget of your family. Demonstrates limited individual. /20 specifically defined needs meet the specifically More organization is needed creativity in planning plan meals that address and budget of your family. defined needs and in presenting your meals which need more factors such as nutritional Very effectively presents budget of your family. information. consideration to meet the needs, age, likes and your information in an Effectively presents specifically defined needs dislikes, activity levels, organized way. your information in an and budget of your family. special diets, and organized way. Much more organization is considerations related to needed in presenting your time, money, and effort. information. /20 Total /50 COMMUNICATION Thoroughly and very Mostly organizes, Somewhat organizes, Limitedly organizes, organize, interpret, and effectively organizes, interprets and interprets and communicates interprets and communicate the results of interprets and communicates the the results of your inquiries communicates the results their inquiries, using a communicates the results results of your inquiries using charts, diagrams, etc… of your inquiries…needs variety of methods. /20 of your inquiries using using charts, diagrams, Somewhat communicates the to use charts and diagrams effectively communicate charts, diagrams, etc… etc… results of your inquiries to organize your info. the results of their Very effectively Effectively through your reflection Limitedly communicates inquiries. /15 communicates the results communicates the however, more discussion is the results of your of your inquiries through results of your inquiries required. inquiries through your your reflection. through your reflection. reflection…more Total /35 discussion and consideration is required.
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