Healthy eating (7-11 Years)

This section provides activity ideas and resources to help consolidate learning of diets, eating well, energy, nutrients, digestion and activity.

The key learning objectives are:

  • People around the world choose and combine different food to make meals and snacks. The total amount and range of food and drinks consumed is called the diet;
  • A healthy diet is made from a variety of different food and drinks, as depicted in the Eatwell Guide;
  • A variety of food is needed in the diet because different food contains different substances that are needed for health. These are nutrients, water and fibre;
  • The nutrients provided by the diet are released through the process of digestion;
  • Being active is important for health, making the body fitter and stronger.

This section builds on the learning from the 5-7 years area. For further rigour and challenge, go to the 11-14 years area.

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

Reviewed November 2023

Key resources

The Eatwell Guide

A poster of The Eatwell Guide.

The Eatwell Guide (blank)

A poster displaying a blank Eatwell Guide.

The Eatwell Guide

A guide about The Eatwell Guide.

7 - 11 YR
Food route charts

The Food route activity charts and certificate.

7 - 11 YR
FFL Workbook 2

An 8-page workbook for pupils aged 7-11 years, covering healthy eating, drink...

The Eatwell Guide food cards

A set of food cards which are depicted in The Eatwell Guide.

Eatwell Guide food cards (energy)

A set of 128 food cards, with energy per portion.

Five food group cards

A set of cards showing the five main food groups from the Eatwell Guide.

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