The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing

A special three-part series on all the weird, wonderful, and warmhearted connections we can find between food and mood. Part two is about sharing food. And why it’s been making us all full up in our hearts, minds and stomachs since before the word ‘food’ was even invented.

Scroll down for PDF lesson plans and episode prompt cards.

Quiz Answers
Question 1.
How long ago did the Neanderthals become extinct?
Around 40,000 years
Question 2.
What are the happy chemicals that get released when we eat together?
Endorphins
Question 3.
Where did they find fossils of moss-covered teeth?
Spain
Question 4.
When were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon supposed to have been built?
6th Century
Question 5.
Who used almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts as a treatment for memory loss?
The Persians
Question 6.
What’s a hearth?
A place to cook with an open flame

Sources
Giulia Enders, Gut: the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ
‘Humans did not drive Australia's megafauna to extinction – climate change did’ by Scott Hucknall and colleagues for The Conversation, The Guardian, May 19, 2020.
‘Companion Planting: Three Sisters Garden Plans’ by Barbara Pleasant, Grow Veg, December 10, 2015.
‘A strange way to share food’ from Feast: Why Humans Share Food by Martin Jones, April 1, 2007.
‘Shared Plates: How Eating Together Makes Us Human’ by Gastropod, June 3, 2020.
‘Food for love: the role of food offering in empathic emotion regulation’ by Myrte E. Hamburg, Catrin Finkenauer, & Carlo Schuengel, Front Psychol., January 31, 2014.
‘Neanderthals’ by History.com Editors, History Channel, September 18, 2019.
‘Why are pistachios bright green?’ by Melanie McGrice, SBS, January 8, 2018.
‘Pistachio Fun Facts’ by Richard Myrick, Mobile Cuisine.
‘Good mood food: The link between mental health and diet’ by Amy Martin, Canberra Times, July 14, 2020.

Credits
This episode was narrated and produced by Alice Zaslavsky
The Ned’s Neanderthal Dental Floss ad was voiced by Courtney Glass
Writer: Sam West
Sound engineering: Sam Lowe
Sound Effects Editor: Naaman McKinley
Animators: Vera Babida & Tom
Curriculum Specialists: Beverley Laing & Kelly Fullerton
Funding: Hort Innovation

Lesson Plans

For Teachers

Free Australian Curriculum-aligned lesson plans, springboards and activities for Yr 3-6.

The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Feel-Good Feasts
5 6 7 8
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
Reflection Questions Overview – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
5 6 7 8
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
Reflection Questions PowerPoint – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
5 6 7 8
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
Reflection Questions Prompt 1 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
5 6 7 8
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
Reflection Questions Prompt 2 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
5 6 7 8
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
Reflection Questions Prompt 3 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
5 6 7 8
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
Reflection Questions Prompt 4 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
5 6 7 8
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
Feel-Good Feasts
Yr Level
5 6 7 8
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
Reflection Questions Overview – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
Yr Level
5 6 7 8
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
Reflection Questions PowerPoint – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
Yr Level
5 6 7 8
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
Reflection Questions Prompt 1 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
Yr Level
5 6 7 8
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
Reflection Questions Prompt 2 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
Yr Level
5 6 7 8
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
Reflection Questions Prompt 3 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
Yr Level
5 6 7 8
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198
Reflection Questions Prompt 4 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 2 – Sharing
Yr Level
5 6 7 8
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACPPS051 ACPPS058 ACPPS074 ACPPS077 ACHASSK113 ACHASSI094 ACHASSI095 ACHASSK140 ACHASSK165 ACHASSK198