Unmuddle the meals

Teachers' Guide

This is the main guide for healthy eating for children aged 8-11 years.

Key Fact 1

Around the world people choose and combine different foods to make meals and snacks. The total amount and range of foods eaten is called the diet.

Key Fact 2

A healthy diet is made up from a variety and balance of different foods and drinks, as depicted in the Eatwell Guide.

Key Fact 3

To be active and healthy, food is needed to provide energy for the body.

Key Fact 4

A variety of food is needed in the diet because different foods contain different substances that are needed for health. These are nutrients, water and fibre.

Key Fact 5

Being active and looking after yourself are important for health.

Eatwell Challenge

Do you know where different foods belong on the Eatwell Guide? Come and take the challenge!

Unmuddle the meals

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Breakfast, playtime, lunch and dinner - what will you eat today?

Find out how meals are made from ingredients, from different food groups, and how you can eat a balanced diet.