002 - Nutrition Transition

Geographic Knowledge and Understanding

The nutrition transition, and associated regional variations of food consumption and nutrition choices.

Concepts

Places can create regional variations in food consumption and nutrition choices.

Aims

  • To have knowledge of what the nutrition transition is.
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the regional variations in food consumption.
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the regional variations in nutrition choices.

Key Terminology

            • Nutrition Transition

Define the key term above by using the 'Useful Link' below:

Useful Link

Activity One - Draw

One of the skills a geographer should have is the ability to draw a simple, annotated diagram. We are going to practice this skill for the first activity.


      1. Collect a piece of A4 paper and a set of coloured pens.
      2. Draw a diagram to represent the changes in the nutrition transition.
      3. Annotate that diagram to help you explain the transition between the stages.

Useful Resource

Harvard - Obesity Prevention

'Our Planet's. Food and Health' textbook by Stephen Codrington Pages 17 - 19

Activity Two - Mind Mapping

To investigate the causes of the disparities in the access that people have to food you are going to complete a mind map. This can either be completed using MindMeister or you can go old school and use paper and coloured pens. You know I like a good coloured pen!


      1. In the middle of your page write 'Disparities in access to food'.
      2. Mind map the following points:
                • Current situation - location, production, waste and death
                • Subsistence Farming with many crops
                • Traditional Farming methods
                • Poor Storage Facilities
                • Small Dividend Holdings
                • Absentee Landlords
                • Agribusiness
                • High Yielding Varieties of Crop
                • Irrigation
                • Chemical pesticides and fertilisers
                • Mechanical Technology
                • Relative Poverty

Useful Resources

To Read

'Our Planet's. Food and Health' textbook by Stephen Codrington Pages 15 - 16

'Contemporary Case Studies. Food and Famine' by Michael Witherick Pages 1 - 12

Exam Style Question

Explain three causes of food insecurity. [2+2+2]

This lesson was development in collaboration with Richard Allaway from geographyalltheway. For more resources please visit www.geographyalltheway.com