FOOD GUIDES AROUND THE WORLD:
I. WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Find food guides from the following countries to complete your Webquest. Begin your research with the Food and Agriculture Organization Website of the United Nations. Other sources will be listed with the country you have chosen:
Australia:
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<http://www.gostudy.com.au/blog/food-in-australia/>
The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating - Enjoy a Variety of Foods Every Day
Canada:
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<http://anamesjustastringofletters.blogspot.ca/2011/03/maple-syrup-list.html>
Eating Well With Canada's Food Guide
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide - A Resource for Educators and Communicators
Canadian, Thai and Japanese Food Guide Comparisons

Japan:
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<http://issushihealthy.org/calories-in-sushi/>
Japanese Food Guide Spinning Top
The Japanese Diet
Canadian, Thai and Japanese Food Guide Comparisons

Thailand:
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<http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/chicken-pad-thai>
Manual Nutrition flag, Healthy Eating For Thais
Thailand Nutrition Flag
Canadian, Thai and Japanese Food Guide Comparisons

United States:
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<http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/off-topic/31/hot-dog-or-burger/490265/>

The New My Plate Food Guide
Choose My Plate.gov
Healthy Eating Plate and Healthy Eating Pyramid
II. HOW YOU NEED TO DO IT:
Complete the following according to the information you found about the food guides from your 5 chosen countries:
1. Food Guide Information:
Country:
Australia:
Canada:
Japan:
Thailand:
United States:
First Impression





Symbol used





Number of sections/levels





Location and name of the most
important food group in the
food guide





Names of the food groups
(if given)





Location and names of foods
to be eaten in moderation





Any additional information
in the guide






2. Find out what we learn about the values and cultures of countries from their food guides. Compare and contrast two food guides that you think are the most different from each other.
Food Guide Name and country:
Country #1:
Country #2:
Most important food group?


Foods commonly eaten?


Foods to eat more of?


Foods to eat less of?



3. Find out if food guides have purposes other than improving nutrition. Find a food guide that:
  • Promotes a particular industry or agricultural product:
  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle:
  • Includes a symbol of national pride:

4. What information did you find most surprising and most interesting when doing this exercise?