Ms. Towey’s Taste Test
Grade 6 students in Ms. Towey’s class recently put their taste buds to the test to compare sugar with artificial sweetener. Each student received two small dixie cups filled with Coke and Diet Coke, respectively. They sampled both cups, taking time to savour each. We then completed Venn diagrams to compare the tastes, textures, and smells of the sweetened drinks. Mindful tasting, an important component of the Mind Up curriculum, is a valuable task for demonstrating mindful awareness. It helps students identify discrete tastes, build descriptive skills, and approach food with a healthy outlook.