To reflect on healthy eating while making the intangible visible in a collective artistic project.
Colored paper and scissors.
- The project consisted of numbering, classifying and adding up everything the pupils in the class eat in a week.
- Each pupil wrote a list of their lunches for the week, listing their daily diet, classified into food groups.
- We then added up the amounts eaten by the whole class in the week: the result was 60 bananas, 70 yoghurts, 50 chicken fillets, 175 liters of water, 20 plates of beans, etc.
- We drew the outlines of the food on colored paper.
- We cut out the same number of outlines on colored paper as items of food eaten.
- This converted the food data into schematically repeated drawings.
- The graph showing the drawings allowed them to view data otherwise intangible and to draw their own conclusions as to their food intake.
- The class then played out a fun sketch entitled: Meat with vegetables, always!
- This is a dynamic where the pupils are given different roles and the class is divided into two food groups: half of the class represents protein and the other half vitamins.
- Some are meat and are in red; others are vegetables and are in green.
- The meat tries to join the other meats, but the vegetables always move between them trying to keep their schoolmates in red separate from one another.
- In this fun, symbolic game, the schoolchildren move around the school playground, grouping and regrouping, playing out healthy eating habits as they go.