I grade my student`s menu project by a rubric. This rubric is given to the students when they are given the project information sheet. The students will present their menus to the rest of the class. Their classmates will be given an opportunity to give feedback about the menu. This feedback should be monitored by me. Their grade will be based on the rubric.
The student`s second project is to keep a daily diary of their food choices and physical activity that they do each day. The student will sit down with the me at the end of the 2 week period and analyse the positive and negative choices in their daily diet.
I feel these two units along with the course work will give the student the skills to choose a healthy diet for them in the future. This meets the state standards and gives them the power to make good healthy decisions for a healthier lifestyle.
The only real negative factor is when a student elects not to do the project. They lose not only a good grade but the practical experience of putting together a healthy diet plan.