The group tasks can be carried out in pairs or in small groups.
The first task will get students thinking about current dietary goals and food trends and their impact on both the red meat industry and the wider food industry.
The second task is considered as an extension task and asks pupils to think about food fortification. There is a simple, yet useful experiment which can be carried out to investigate iron fortification.
In pairs or small groups:
Discuss answers and share with the class.
As you will have discovered from working through this lesson, red meat, specifically beef, is a great source of iron and many other nutrients. Ideally, we would all get the nutrients we need from the food we eat, but some people have nutritional deficiencies. Food fortification is one solution to nutritional deficiencies.
In pairs or small groups consider the following questions and carry out the mini-experiment: