Just Eat It (English)

  • Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
  • Grant Baldwin
  • Kanada
  • 2014
  • 33 min.
Audio-visual lessons

Lesson objectives

  1. Be better aware of the food waste issue.
  2. Find solutions on how to decrease food loss in households.
  3. Think about the thriftiness and consequences of everyday habits.

Jenny and Grant are filmmakers who do not fancy the Western attitude towards food. Thus, they come up with a project in which they point out the seriousness of food waste. For a period of six months, they emerge themselves in dumpsters and survive only on food that would be otherwise tossed. According to a worldwide estimation, up to one-third of the whole food production is thrown away. In this documentary, several topics, ranging from the following of absurd policies and appealing to “cosmetics standards” of potentially sold food items, to energy loss and greenhouse gases released from dumps, are commented on by specialists. Surprisingly, it would take very little to make an essential systematic change. We should just look into our fridges before we go shopping and think twice about what we can consume.

Recommended age group

13—20 years

Thematic area

Cizojazyčné lekce

Theme

Angličtina / English

Teaching materials

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Thinking about the consequences of our actions

Activity / B2+ / 90 min

Students will: 

  • Learn vocabulary connected with food waste issues
  • Learn how they can reduce food loss in their households themselves
  • Think about thriftiness and consequences of their own everyday habits

Questions and Answers

Informational texts

  • ecological footprint
  • Sustainable behaviour
  • food waste

Jak pracovat s audiovizuálními materiály

  • instruktážní film
  • rady a doporučení
  • manuál
  • obecné aktivity

Jak na reflexi emocí po filmové projekci

Informational texts

  • proč je důležité pracovat s emocemi, které film v žácích vyvolal
  • základní metody reflexe: Jedno slovo, I.N.S.E.R.T., Pětilístek

Accompanying and recommended materials

Foodprint website

Website offering some tips on how to reduce less and behave sustainably. It is also possible to take a quiz to find out your foodprint.

Just Eat It film

The official Just Eat It website. It includes details about the film, recent news, etc.

Lesson partners