Lesson Plan

Food Allergies

Food allergy education
Elizabeth C.
Classroom teacher
Ligonier Valley High School
Ligonier, PA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11

Students will be able to...1)  Identify common food allergies, 2) Design training modules and materialsfor individuals who work in envrionments where children are likely to encounter food allergens.

Health & Wellness
Grades 10 - 12
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1 Overview

Activity: Other — Defining a Problem

Students will view the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kSwi0OWSaE entitled, "Living with Severe Food Allergies:  Our Special Life".



2 Generating

Activity: Other — Brainstorming

Students will brainstorm the various environments in which a child might be in peril based on the food that is offered or available.  

3 Investigating

Activity: Investigating

In pairs, students will pick one of the 8 most common food allergies and will research the manifestation of coming into contact with that food. 

4 Designing Solutions/Communicating Information

Activity: Other — Designing

Based on what they've learned about a specific food allergen, students will design a safety protocol for one of the environments in which a child might encounter the allergen.  Students will then

1) Design training modules that would be given to anyone who worked in that environment.

2) Create a visual to be posted in that environment

3) Create a brochure that educates others about the dangers and safeguards for that allergen within that environment.