Food in America


Here are some foods specific to the USA:

10 Foods you can thank America for.

In St. Louis alone we have lots of ethnic food:



Mexican, Peruvian, Chinese, Croatian, Syrian, Vietnamese, Thai, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Turkish




10 Regional American Foods




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(See nutrition facts in the previous post)

State Fair Foods


Nutrition: What’s good? What’s too much?

o Do you know the difference between these words?


Check out these stats:

US Statistics

Why do you think the obesity trends begin in the South?

Don’t be fooled by these snacks:

What can you do about it?


Can being healthy/organic go too far?

Discussion Questions:

  1. How often do you eat out?
  2. Where do you usually go when you eat out?
  3. Do you like Japanese/Italian/Mexican … food?
  4. Do you ever eat greasy/salty/spicy/sweet food?
  5. Do you know how to order food in English?
  6. Do you ever eat fast food?
  7. Did you enjoy eating out in other countries you have visited? Which country had the best food?
  8. Do you worry about calories and fat content when you eat out?
  9. Do you ever leave a tip at a restaurant? How much?
  10. Do you like eating at buffets? Why or why not?
  11. Why do you think westerners are usually heavier than Asians?
  12. Do you like to try new restaurants, or do you prefer to go to those you have already been to?
  13. What types of take-away food do you enjoy eating?
  14. Are you a vegetarian? Why (not)?
  15. Who usually does the cooking in your family?
  16. Do you think that you lead a healthy life? Explain why (not).
  17. Do you pay much attention to what you eat?
  18. Do you try to eat your breakfast, lunch and dinner at a certain time every day?
  19. Do you think diets are useful or not?
  20. What is your attitude to smoking?  What is the influence of smoking on health? What about passive smoking?
  21. How many hours of sleep do you need daily? If you don’t sleep enough, how do you feel and look?
  22. How do you usually cope with stress?
  23. What would you prefer, to eat everything you like, drink a lot, smoke, have no physical exercise and die at the age of 60 or lead a healthy life and live until 100?

The American System of Checks and Balances + Electing a President

1) When the government was created, a system of Checks and Balances was made.
What do “Check” and “Balance” actually mean?

2) What are the 3 branches of government in the USA?
What role do each of the branches play?

3) How do you think Americans vote? How do you vote in Austria?


Flow Chart: Checks and Balances

Power  Which Branch Has The Power? Which Branch’s Power is Being Checked?
(Could be more than one)
 1) Create and pass legislation.    
2) Veto bills.    
3) Ratify treaties.    
4) Appoint Federal judges.    
5) Impeachment of federal
6) Confirm the appointment
of presidential appointments. 
7) Declare laws unconstitutional.    
8) Override Presidential Vetoes.    
9) Judges are appointed for life.    
10) Controls appropriations of


US Regional Stereotypes.

Regional Stereotypes USA

Sure you know stereotypes about Americans, but what about stereotypes Americans have for themselves?