October 12, 2012

The Canadian Sugar Institute (CSI) has worked with Concerned Children's Advertisers (CCA), the Digital Video Group and a teacher consultant to create an interactive video for the integrated teaching resource Nature's Sweet Mystery. This 5 minute video helps teachers involve their students in the Nature's Sweet Mystery lesson plans on photosynthesis, the role of carbohydrates and glucose in the body, and the digestive system. The video was developed in response to the results of a CCA survey, which revealed teachers' desire for videos that can be used in the classroom. The video has been uploaded to YouTube and is also housed on our website under the Educators and Students section.

The Nature's Sweet Mystery resource includes experiments and activities to help students learn about food science, food production, biology, nutrition and physical activity within a series of four Missions. The material was written by nutrition professionals, including Registered Dietitians, with the support of educational consultants and has been classroom tested by teachers across Canada.

A free print copy can be ordered by Canadian educators and health professionals in both English and French.

Alternatively, the resource can be downloaded here.