The How Healthy Is Your Lunch? Activity helps students go beyond the more typical discussion about how healthy their lunches are for themselves to consider how healthy they are for the environment! When students see how much trash is generated by their leftover lunches, they will be motivated to use either reusable or recyclable materials instead. The activity also illustrates how the choices students make daily can have a positive effect on the environment.
Students will need two plastic bags, rubber gloves, two trash bins, one scale, and a list of materials that can be recycled in your area.