Healthy eating (11-14 Years)

This section provides activity ideas and resources to strengthen learning around eating well, energy and nutrients, diet and health, nutrition labelling, digestion and activity.

The key learning objectives are:

  • When choosing food and drinks, current healthy eating guidelines should be followed;
  • Food and drinks provide energy and nutrients in different amounts, they have important functions in the body and people require different amounts during their life;
  • There are health issues related to dietary excess or deficiency;
  • Nutrition and allergy information on food labels help to make informed food and drink choices;
  • Digestion involves different parts of the body, each having an important role;
  • It is important to include a variety of different activity in everyday living, supporting physical, social and mental wellbeing.

This section builds on the learning from the 7-11 years area. For further rigour and challenge, go to the 14-16 years area (coming soon).

For further information around healthy eating, go to the British Nutrition Foundation website. 

Reviewed November 2023

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