There are a number of health implications of a poor diet through dietary excess or deficiency. Some people also experience reactions to food which can be controlled through managing their diet.
Pupils should recognise the dietary recommendations for people with certain health issues and identify how a poor diet can be improved.
This area covers:
For more information about healthy eating and the Eatwell Guide, go to the Eat well area.
A presentation about the Eatwell Guide.
A worksheet looking at the Eatwell Guide.
For more information about Should children be drinking energy drinks?, go to the Knowledge centre.
For more information about Dental health, go to the Knowledge centre.
A presentation about how diet affects health.
A worksheet exploring how diet affects health.
A worksheet about the development and maintenance of healthy teeth.
A presentation about the development and maintenance of healthy teeth
The questions and answers from an interactive quiz about dental health.
A worksheet looking at dental health.
A worksheet looking at planning meals with relation to free sugars.
A set of cards that can be lined up in the order of sugar content per portion.
The answers to the free sugar line up activity answers.
A worksheet comparing the front of pack label to reference intakes.
A worksheets looking at how portion size affects nutrient intake.
A worksheet looking at how portion size affects nutrient intake.
A presentation exploring unpleasant reactions to food.
A worksheet exploring unpleasant reactions to food.
The questions and answers from an interactive quiz about unpleasant reactions...
An activity that explores allergens present in recipes.
A task exploring allergens that may be present in dishes made in school.
A table to fill out to recognise and highlight allergens in dishes.
Use the Food route diet and health journal for pupils up to 14 years as an extended piece of homework or cover work. There is a Certificate which can be awarded once pupils have completed all four Food route journals.
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