Lifestyle choices impact our well being

Hi, My name is Pranjal  and I’m in Grade P5B. I am 11 years old and my Exhibition Presentation was about why we should eat plant-based protein and not animal-based protein, and the differences between the two.

I chose my inquiry because I had watched a documentary which was called The Game Changers, and it was all about eating vegan and why we needed to eat vegan. So my parents got inspired by that and they slowly cut down meat. Then I got inspired by my parents, which is why I decided to lead my whole Exhibition on it.

My central idea was: Lifestyle choices impact our wellbeing

My lines of Inquiry were: Sources of protein, Food choices and fitness levels

My transdisciplinary theme was: Who We Are

My key concepts were Form, Causation, and Responsibility

My related concepts were Balanced, Wellbeing, and Lifestyle

My focus Learner Profile attributes were being Communicators and being Balanced. Communicator, because I was communicating a lot of what I believed in, being vegan or vegetarian all for good reasons. I think I was being balanced because my exhibition revolved around keeping things at a good level, which meant eating and working out as much as you could take it. You shouldn’t be eating too much of anything.

My UN Goal was Goal 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

My approaches to learning were Self-Management Skills because my whole Exhibition was how to keep your own body healthy and the different ways you could manage yourself better.

My links to the school Mission and Vision were how I was encouraging responsibility by asking people to change their eating habits into something more healthy.

During my research I found out that most of those who filled out my Google form for food,  actually had more bad eating habits than good ones. People were not going to the gym as much, they were eating lots of meat and not one of them were vegan! I learned about a whole new topic, which were amino acids. I learned that amino acids are the things that make protein. They are the thing we need every single one of to survive.

I used primary resources – Ms. Shweta Deokar, The Head of the MYP Science Department, was the first one to tell me about amino acids, and that’s how I came to know of them. Also, the statistics I got from my Google Form, helped me create my Infographic.

I used secondary resources – The documentary which I watched 2 – 3 times, helped me gain a better knowledge and understanding of why, how, and good ways to persuade people to see the better side of being vegan. Of course there are cons of eating a vegan diet, like you would need to find different vegan food for getting all the amino acids in your body, but the good thing is that there are more pros than there are cons. I used a great amount of websites, which are listed down below.

Ad information here from your slides that you wish to include – not everything!

The Google Slides presentation was only to add more visuals but even though it was only bits of each part of my presentation, I think the slides presentation made it much easier to explain how each thing worked. I took a picture of everything I used/made to present, and posted it onto my slides so that it could be seen more clearly.

Here are some of the resources I created to help spread awareness about my inquiry

Infographic link to be added here

Google slides link here

Inquiry that leads to action!

My personal action will be that I would like to raise more awareness to all the primary school students by talking to them about the importance of food, specifically about proteins, and about fitness in their lives. I would like to support the understanding of a healthy lifestyle.

I ask you to take action by trying to start cutting down on meat. You don’t have to go full vegan, you can start off slow and just eat meat once or twice in the week, which can eventually turn into eating meat once or twice in a month. You can also start exercising at home for at least 20 minutes and run a little bit too.


American Heart Association. “Meat, Poultry, and Fish: Picking Healthy Proteins.” Meat, Poultry, and Fish: Picking Healthy Proteins, American Heart Association, 26 Mar. 2017, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

Cook Up Happiness. “10 Best Sources of Plant-Based Protein by Whitney E. RD | House Foods.” House Foods, 2015,

‌Healthline Media. “9 Important Functions of Protein in Your Body.” Healthline, 2018,

Szalay, Jessie. “What Is Protein?” Live Science, Live Science, 10 Dec. 2015,

The Game Changers. Directed by Louie Psihoyos, Netflix, 2018.

‌“The Game Changers Movie.” The Game Changers Movie, Fifty and Fifty, 2019,

What The Health. Directed by Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn, A.U.M. Films & Media, 7 Mar. 2017.