The Shopping Challenge Lesson


This lesson allows students to create a two week menu and shopping list that will include all of the food and beverage items they will need to survive two weeks without starving or becoming dehydrated. To complete this challenge, they will be using, their knowledge of the food groups, and their ability to adhere to a food budget.




Allison Fitzpatrick is a family and consumer science middle school teacher in New York. Thank you Allison for sharing your lesson!

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6 comments for “The Shopping Challenge Lesson

  1. MMS
    May 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    We are four of her students and we are so very proud of her!:) Tyler Gadway, Paetynn Heredia, Veronica Nichols, and Veronica Monette

  2. M. Haas
    May 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Way to go, Miss Fitz! You are always doing something new and exciting with your students. Congrats to you for all you do and for sharing it with others!

  3. kellyharris861
    July 9, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I am a teacher for a secondary option high school that works with high risk students online and in person. I have been looking for some life skill lesson for my seniors and came across this lesson. I love it! My question is, do I need special permission to add this to my life skills curriculum?

    • July 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Please use it! No approval necessary. Enjoy!

      • kellyharris861
        July 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

        Wonderful, thanks!

  4. MEO
    October 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I was wondering what age level this lesson plan was used and how long did this project take those students? Thanks!

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