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This is a KS1 activity. In the 1960s, Robert Harvey, a biomedical postgraduate student, encountered the miracle berry, a fruit from West Africa which turns sour tastes to sweet.
In this activity children will investigate which foods are sour and which are sweet. They will discuss whether the miracle berry is a good thing and when it should be used.
Miracle Berry activity
Miracle Berry teacher notes
The news story behind the activity
Information about the miracle berry
The First Post
The story behind the miracle berry
School Food Trust
A useful website with some lesson plans for healthy eating and PSHE activities.
Is sugar killing you? Article on the dangers of too much sugar in the diet
Information on how sugar is produced
The British Dietetic Association
Information on sugar
Information about diabetes
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