When choosing food and drinks, current healthy eating guidelines should be followed.
The government’s healthy eating guidelines follow a pictorial guide known as the Eatwell Guide. The Eatwell Guide divides the food and drinks we consume into five main groups and also includes information on how much we should be drinking.
It is important for pupils to be able to use this guide for their own needs and for the needs of others. This can include using food labels to help make healthier choices, modifying recipes or using the guide to help to decide the proportions of each food group that should be consumed.
This area includes:
A presentation about the Eatwell Guide.
A worksheet looking at the Eatwell Guide.
A blank Eatwell Guide.
The Eatwell Guide food cards.
A worksheet comparing your diet to the Eatwell Guide.
A worksheet exploring pupil knowledge of the Eatwell Guide.
The questions and answers from an interactive quiz about energy requirements.
Further information and resources about recipe modification can be found in the Cooking for health area and nutrition labelling in the Nutrition labels area.
A presentation exploring the 8 tips for healthy eating.
A worksheet exploring the 8 tips for healthy eating.
A diet diary worksheet looking at dietary fibre.
A presentation exploring fruit and vegetables.
A worksheet looking at fruits and vegetables.
The questions and answers from an interactive quiz about fruit and vegetables.
The questions and answers from an interactive quiz about breakfast.
A worksheet looking at multi-cultural cooking with beans and pulses
An activity looking at ranking the fat content of different cheeses.
A worksheet exploring how changing recipes can make them healthier.
A worksheet about free sugars in the diet.
A presentation exploring hydration.
A worksheet exploring hydration.
The questions and answers from an interactive quiz about hydration.
A poster on healthy hydration for adults.
Cards which look at different types of drinks.
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