1. Look at the three pictures of food items. If someone put that plate of food in front of you, would you eat it?

    Discuss with the person next to you, why or why not? If you want, you can try to guess what these dishes are.

  2. [Survey the class. Then tell the students what the food items are]
  3. Now that you know, have you changed your mind? Discuss with the person next if you have or have not.
  4. Discuss as a class what factors impact if you would try a food item.


  1. Conduct a taste test experiment to explore how companies try to mirror the taste of their "regular" products in the "diet" version of those products.
  2. Divide the class into groups. Each group will go to a station.
  3. At the station, the group will see product A and product B. Each group member will taste product A and write about how it tastes.
  4. Wait 1 minute and then drink some water to cleanse the palate. Then wait 1 more minute.
  5. Now taste product B. Write down your observations about its taste and compare it with product A. Determine which of the two you preferred.
  6. Rotate the groups so each group is at a new station.
  7. Drink some water to cleanse the palate.
  8. Repeat steps 3 – 6 until each group has visited each station.


  1. As a class, graph the results of the taste test.
  2. Discuss why students preferred one option to another.

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