Write short answers, draw or sketch responses, or record audio or video answers to these reflection questions.
- Did you notice anything new about the food that you ate?
- Did you notice anticipation or eagerness to eat the food while smelling it? Did it feel satisfying to eat the food?
- Was this different from how you normally eat? How so?
- Are there any other foods that you want to try this activity with?
- Try this activity with other foods. You can try it with a slice of fresh fruit, a piece of chocolate, or any food. It can be a fun way to appreciate the foods you enjoy.
- Create a I am Poem using this experience as inspiration.
- Take a portion of a snack you usually eat mindlessly (without mindfulness, like while watching TV, scrolling on your phone, or playing video games). Try eating that whole snack mindfully.
- Family activity: Try leading your family in this mindful eating activity. It can be a fun group experience of savoring and enjoying food.
- Try extending the time frame for this activity. Use the same steps but spend longer on each step. Can you spend five minutes or even ten minutes eating and appreciating a single piece of fruit?
Edible Schoolyard Project (May 15th, 2020). Reflecting on Food #3 - Mindful Eating Activity [Video]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/7D5tpg5WXGw
Notes for Teachers and Parents
- This activity asks students to practice reflection and metacognition.
- This activity supports students in developing awareness of how they make food choices.
Authored by Nick Lee