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 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.

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 Guide 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 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.

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

 

Last reviewed: 15/08/2016

Next review date: 14/08/2019