Just Eat It (English)

  • Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
  • Grant Baldwin
  • Kanada
  • 2014
  • 33 min.
  • titulky
  • 13—20 let
Audio-visual lessons

Lesson objectives

  1. To be better aware of the food waste issue
  2. To find solutions on how to decrease food loss in households
  3. To 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.

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Recommended age group

13—20 years

Thematic area

Výuka jazyků


Výuka angličtiny / 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

UPDATED: How to reflect on emotions after the film screening

Informational texts

  • Why is it important to reflect on emotions?
  • Basic methods of reflection
  • From reflection to discussion

Jak pracovat s audiovizuálními materiály

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

Teaching with documentaries: Methodological handbook

Handbook containing a collection of comprehensive activities designed for teaching with documentaries, along with the OWIS theoretical framework for English lessons.

English activities for teaching with documentaries

Informational texts

A set of activities generally applicable to working with film in English classes

Accompanying and recommended materials

Just Eat It film

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

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.

How to reduce food waste

A BBC guide on how to reduce food waste.

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