Supports pupils understanding of what constitutes a healthy diet.
Supports pupils understanding of the risks associated with an unhealthy diet.
Equipment and Resources
PPT, paper, pens, colours.
Explain the lesson objectives to the class.
Group discussion: Ask pupils to discuss why we need to eat and drink. Initiate a whole class discussion.
Watch the video about healthy eating on slide 4.
Talk through the did you know facts on slide 5.
Group discussion: Ask pupils to discuss what a balanced diet is and talk through their answers.
Group activity: Ask pupils to write down all the different foods they can think of under each heading on slide 7. Invite pupils to share their answers and show the Eatwell plate on slide 8.
Food factor activity: In small groups ask pupils to create a list of foods they eat on a weekly basis. They can organise them into a list of good foods and bad foods. Hold a class discussion about how pupils could eat healthier.
Explain what sugar can do to our bodies using slide 10 and 11.
Pairs activity: Ask pupils to rank the snacks in order of the healthiest on slide 12. Encourage them to think about the sugar content of each. Share the answers on slides 13 to 15. Explain how pupils can cut down on sugar using slide 16.
Hydration discussion: In small groups, ask pupils to spend 2-3 minutes discussing why our bodies need water and other drinks. Talk through slides 18 – 20 about the importance of drinking water.
Reflection: Ask pupils to say 3 things they have learnt today and what they will do different to eat better in the future.