Food, water, energy—we need solutions to the environmental issues of our day.
In this activity, students are challenged to design a food menu for a class party that will be held at their school. The food plan must meet several conditions. For example, everyone in the class must be able to eat the food, and there is a budget for the meal. The design constraints that students must consider in this exercise correlate with many issues that people face in the food choices they make in their everyday lives, such as dietary restrictions, financial constraints, and food availability.