What’s in a Mixed Dish Digital Activity

Explore a variety of whole foods from Canada’s Food Guide and introduce students to the idea of meals and “mixed dishes”.

Slide that reads “What’s in a Mixed Dish?” “Que contient un plat compose? »

To complete the What’s in a Mixed Dish? activity in an online learning environment, download the slide deck and follow the activity description below. Wrap up questions are provided to generate class discussion. Suggested answers are written in italics where relevant. 

Before completing this activity, we recommend that you read the section "How to Talk about Food with Students" in the Teacher Guide.


Curricular links: Health and Life Skills 

Student supplies: none 

Format: class video discussion where you share slides (e.g., Google Meet)  


Activity description:  

  • Review with students that mixed dishes are made up of several ingredients. 

  • Show students a slide with a Mixed Dish Card and a variety of single foods. Students can choose which foods they think are part of the mixed dish.  

  • Finally, they can compare their responses with the answer slide. 


Wrap up: 

Ask students:  

  • What did you notice while finding the mixed dish ingredients? Some have many ingredients while others have just a few. For some mixed dishes, it is hard to tell what they are made of from the picture.  

  • Were there any mixed dishes for which you needed a recipe to identify the ingredients? 

  • Were any of these mixed dishes new to you? 

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