Supports pupils in their understanding of healthy foods and why we need to eat them.
Equipment and Resources
Lesson PPT, paper, pen and colours.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives.
Explain what healthy eating means to the class and show the video on slide 2. Explain that we eat the colours of the rainbow with fruit and vegetables.
Strike a pose – Shout out fruit and vegetables by saying “I say yellow – we say banana”, pupils must then strike a pose like a banana. Make sure to use a wide range of fruit and veg. Use slide 3 on the PPT for examples and encourage pupils to have a go at the game in pairs.
My favourite foods – Split the pupils into pairs and ask them to share their favourite foods with each other. Provide the pairs with crayons and paper and ask them to draw their favourite fruits and vegetables. For an extension ask the children to put their favourite fruit and veg into a rainbow of colours.
Our healthy café – As a class decide on the name for your café. Next create a menu on the white board. Pupils can tell you what they want on it e.g. yoghurt, apple juice, banana, porridge with honey etc. Divide pupils into small groups and get them to take it in turns to run their café and be customers. Stop them throughout to explain healthy eating habits.
Food samba – Recap lots of names of fruit and vegetables with the class. Get the children into a conga line and play some music. Before they can start the conga they must each take it in turns to call out the name of a fruit or vegetable. When you swap the conga leader make all the children stop and before they restart they must call out another fruit or vegetable. Play some music in the background for the children to listen to.
Try for five – Print out the try for five chart and ask pupils to write or draw in the fruit and vegetables they want to try and eat at home this week. Pupils can tick them off and bring their chart back in.
Reflection time: Ask pupils to think about what they have learnt today and what they can do at home this week.