jeudi, juillet 11, 2024
Home Education Implementation of ‘Bites: when nutrition meets SDGs‘ (SoI-ES-539)

Implementation of ‘Bites: when nutrition meets SDGs‘ (SoI-ES-539)

Author: Carmen Vázquez, museum educator

School/Organization: Domus, Museos Cientificos Coruneses, Spain


The “Bites” activity was delivered to groups of 3⁰ ESO (15-16 years old). The activity is divided into 2 areas; the first one is a short guided visit to the interactive exhibition “Bites”, which is about nutrition in relation to the 17 SDGs. There we talk and debate about 3 topics: cereals and the challenges of sustainable agriculture, water and how to take care of it and physical activity and healthy and responsible eating.

Then we go to the LAB, where the activity is divided into 3 parts. The first one, about cereals and how to identify them; the second one, about fruits and their importance in food, and finally molecular cuisine.

Stages of implementation

The visit to the exhibition “Bites” lasts about 30 minutes, where we stop at 3 modules: cereals, water and physical activity and food (Harvard plate). There we discuss the challenges of sustainable agriculture, water conservation and healthy living, and what we as individuals can contribute.

We then moved on to the LAB, where the students were divided into tables of 5, with a maximum of 30 students. At the beginning we talk about which cereals they eat and if they are able to identify the plants using the photographs from the Europeana library, with the different grains and, ending this section, we play a Kahoot. In the second part, we talked about fruits, how many they know, how many they eat and in what quantity and we finished this part with an origami workshop in the shape of fruits. In the third part, we will deal with the different types of cooking they know and which ones are healthier, complementing this part with a workshop on “molecular cuisine”.


The students were very participative, sharing their knowledge about the SDGs, their concern about the future of the planet and to what extent they were involved in sustainability, the environment and healthy eating according to these principles.

From my point of view it is very important to continue to educate students of all ages about the importance of participating in achieving the SDGs and eating healthily and responsibly. It is important to do this in a fun and entertaining way and to provide them with as much material as possible to help them become involved in the ideal of the people they want to be in the present and who will influence the future of our planet.

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