8 November. Just Eat It & Video Invention Activity.


  • 1. Double check your Group Video Workshop date/time. Be in the Google Doc a few minutes before your scheduled meeting and be sure to request access to the Doc well in advance of your schedule meeting!
  • 2. Remember we will not be meeting face to face till November 27. You need to bring a draft of your video for workshop, 3-4 minutes to share
  • 3. With the exception of today’s groups, you all need to have your Student Teaching Materials submitted by 11/10 at 11:59 PM for full credit.

Just Eat It: Student Teaching Groups

Group Number Student Names
G2 Brandon, Max, Hannah, Hui Min, Dorian
G8 Melissa, Samantha, Henrick, John
G14 Ben, Anna, Siddarth, Cecelia, Andrew

Video Group Conferences

  • Get into your groups, log-into your group Google Docs and work through the discussion questions listed there

Tuesday, Nov 13: Video Group Workshops

Group Number Student Names Meeting Time
G4 Mark, Tejas, Jiale, Akhil 9:30-9:50
G5 Jarod, Elton, Esther, Sanyu 10:55-11:20
G6 Thiago, Danya, Akshay, Elias, Ashley 10:20-10:45
G10 Danny, Maya, Kyle, Rishi 12:00-12:25
G11 Henna, Lauren, Jeremy 12:30-12:50
G12 Shrya, Greyson, Alvin, Summahay 12:55-1:15
G16 Kevin, Jason, Brett, Wyatt 1:30-1:50
G17 Shakeeb, Mitchell, Michael Tang, Andy 1:55-2:20
G18 Thomas, Kenny, Michael Chen, Kiet 2:20-2:45

Thursday, Nov 15: Video Group Workshops

Group Number Student Names Meeting Time
G1 Zeyu, Enerelt, Jialou, Firaas 9:30-9:50
G2 Brandon, Max, Hannah, Hui Min, Dorian 10:55-11:20
G3 Jintong, Fei Pei, Hae Won, Eni 10:20-10:45
G7 Patrick, Margaret, Mathew, Mai 12:00-12:25
G8 Melissa, Samantha, Henrick, John 12:30-12:50
G9 Dov, Omar, Dustin, Giancarlo 12:55-1:15
G13 Brandon, Ravi, Andres, David 1:30-1:50
G14 Ben, Anna, Siddarth, Cecelia, Andrew 1:55-2:20
G15 Maya, Manisha, Avni, Jennifer 2:20-2:45

RQ: Just Eat It

Keep the following questions in mind as you watch Just Eat It. The questions are designed to guide your reading practices and our class discussions. You are not required to provide formal answers in class or online.

1.What challenge do the filmmakers set for themselves and why?

2. How long is the challenge? Why don’t they do it for longer? What does the length of the challenge say about the sustainability of their project?

3. What are some underlying causes of food waste in the US and Canada? How do your food waste habits contribute to the problem?

4. According to the documentary, how is food wasted at all stages from farm to table? Is one stage of the process more wasteful than others, why/why not?

5. What solutions does the film suggest will reduce food waste?

6. Why are the aesthetics of what we eat so important? Do you ever buy or eat fruit that is bruised or oddly shaped? What would it take to change the ways Americans value food?

7. Should supermarkets and food production/transportation facilities provide public access to food that would otherwise be thrown away, why/why not?

8. Why is food wasting acceptable where, say, littering is not? What would it take to make wasting food as taboo as littering or smoking?

9. How have cultural norms around food waste shifted over the last 100 years and why?

10. Why do we have expiration dates on our food? How do expiration dates contribute to waste?

11. What major visual and rhetorical choices do Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer use to communicate their goals? Which visual/rhetorical choices are most successful and why?


Just Eat It Official Website

Food Waste Teaching Resources

John Oliver, “Food Waste,” (2017)