Build a Meal Discussion Questions

  • Did you notice any foods that significantly moved the calorie bar?
  • Why do they think that is?
  • What food could be added to make a meal more substantial and filling without excessively moving the calorie bar?
  • Do all meals have to have a perfectly precise balance of nutrients, or can they be spaced out throughout the day? Why?
  • What were the biggest challenges in creating a balanced diet in Build a Meal?
  • What are the biggest challenges in real life?

Talk with students about the meals they created and facilitate a conversation around these Build A Meal discussion questions, then ask about anything the students learned that surprised them, or made them think differently about foods they often eat.