Is 5 A Day Killing the Planet?

Today's learning: (WALT)

Design Technology

Key Stage 3

  • understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed

Key Stage 4

  • Where and how foods are grown, reared, or caught and the primary and secondary stages of processing and production.
  • The impact of food and food security on the environment, local and global markets and communities.

Outcomes: (WILF)

    • Explain the importance of understanding the source, seasonality and characteristics of different foods.

Lesson Activities / Tasks


VIDEO: Is 5 A Day Killing the Planet?

This is thought provoking video about how our expectations of food has consequences for the environment and the sustainability of food production. Idea is to play this and have an initial discussion about modern food production. Then pupils do following lessons on food stories before revisiting this.

Lesson Tasks:

  • Watch video.
  • Q & A as Knowledge Harvest (AfL)

Assess how much pupils know about modern food production to give indication of how much will need to learn about sustainability etc


Discuss what currently think about modern food production and idea that 5 A Day is bad for environment, food sustainability and killing planet. Then explain will look at some food stories during which will learn about ‘food problems’ and then have knowledge to discuss further once completed.


Teaching notes:


Last modified: Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 6:59 PM