Working in schools, I noticed cafeteria walls were mostly empty, then learned it wasn't anyone's job to decorate them. Why not cover the walls with something pleasing to the eye created by the students themselves? I saw a need, and created CACIS. The five day lesson plan includes art + nutrition. The finished product is a giant piece that hangs in the cafeteria of the students who painted it. Their peers see it every day they dine in the cafeteria - this is what I call ethical marketing.
Details of the project: Each day of the 5 day plan, fruits and vegetables of one color are brought to the classroom, for the students to use as models to make a 1 x 1 foot painting. A nutrition lesson, then art lesson is taught to them, and they begin to paint the fruits and vegetables. Students snacked on apples covered in lemon juice and cinnamon while they worked, and took home bags of leftover vegetables. Yes - they did fight over broccoli - because it was used in a fun activity.
1. Red --> radishes, strawberries, raspberries, apples--> each student paints one item
2. Orange --> tangerine, pumpkin, carrots, peaches --> each student paints one item
3. Yellow --> bananas, lemons, onions, potatoes --> each student paints one item
4. Green --> kale, broccoli, kiwi, limes, peppers --> each student paints one item
5. Purple --> cabbage, beets, figs, grapes, plums --> each student paints one item
Teacher plus a helper! Glue all together and hang on the wall. You are done.