Healthy Eating

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 plate.

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.

Energy balance guidance

This guidance will help you make effective use of the Energy balance activity and draw out the key teaching messages.

Make a healthy lunchbox!

What will you have for lunch?

Make a balanced plate!

Can you match the food to the groups?

Unmuddle the meals

What will you eat today for breakfast, playtime, lunch and dinner? Find out how meals are made from ingredients from different food groups, and how you can eat a balanced diet.

Alisha and Ronnie

Can you help Alisha or Ronnie make smart choices for their meals throughout the day? You'll see how what they choose affects their eatwell plate.

Energy Balance

New! Help Jordan or Nicola achieve energy balance over a day. You'll see what they eat and 'do' affects their energy balance. Good luck!

Welcome to the Healthy eating module for children aged 8-11 years. This module supports primary school children learning about healthy eating, as depicted by the eatwell plate and is comprised of a comprehensive Teachers' Guide and five Key Facts:

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 plate.

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.

This module features differentiated information for different aged children, including worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, food cards and photographs and interactive whiteboard activities.

 

 

Interactive activities

This module is supported by five exciting activities. These are:

Make a balanced plate (The eatwell plate and its food groups.)

Make a healthy lunchbox (Create a healthy lunchbox in line with The eatwell plate.)

Unmuddle the meals (Investiagte a range of meals and food groups from The eatwell plate.)

Alisha and Ronnie (Help Alisha or Ronnie make smart choices throughout the day, linked to The eatwell plate.)

Energy balance (Help Nicola or Jordan keep in energy balance throughout a day!) 

 

 

Last reviewed: 10/05/2011

Next review date: 01/09/2013