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PSHE Healthy Eating

Resources | Published 31 May, 2011

Primary PSHE - Healthy Eating

A major focus of the primary PSHE curriculum is healthy eating: what are the main food groups? What constitutes a ‘balanced’ meal? What effects do different nutrients have on the body? To help answer these questions and more, TES Resources has collated some fabulous, free teaching resources – all contributed by other teachers – to support you in helping your pupils to understand the value of different foods and how to make informed choices about what they put into their bodies. There’s even support for cooking in the classroom!

The resources below are applicable (or easily adaptable) for different ages unless a Key Stage is stated.

TESiboard Interactives

Bear’s Kitchen (KS1)

Help feed Little Bear, by finding examples of food from different food categories.

Food sorter (KS1)

Drag food items into the basket, then sort the foods into groups, giving them appropriate labels on the Venn diagram.

Far away fruit salad (KS2)

Pupils compare and choose fruits from an interactive shopping basket whilst considering the nutritional value and where the food comes from.

 

Other fantastic resources

Introducing food groups and healthy eating

Introduction to healthy eating (KS1)

An interactive resource from NGfL Cymru, with full lesson plan, that introduces children to healthy eating.

Healthy eating

Get your pupils up on their feet and singing along to this fun healthy eating song – sung to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It.

Food Glorious Food

This lively poem is a comic recitation of a variety of meals and dishes and finishes with a word of caution about overeating. Includes teacher’s notes and ideas for discussion points.

British Nutrition Foundation: Cooking: cool creations

This set of resources developed by British Nutrition Foundation form part of a series of lessons exploring healthy eating – with downloadable resources to support the teaching of cooking!

BBC Class Clips: The long term effects of unhealthy food choices

This BBC Class Clip examines the children’s food choices in a primary schools. Using props and make-up, they are shown what might happen in the future if they maintain an unhealthy lifestyle.

Healthy eating (KS2)

This presentation covers food groups, food pyramid, some myths, suggests food label activity and has links for further reference.


Projects and Researching

Balance of Good Health: Exploring via the web (KS2)

A guided exploration of healthy eating, through a series of questions, with suggested websites to investigate the answers.

Food design - healthy eating project (KS1)

A presentation to introduce Year 1 to a healthy eating topic, where pupils design and make a healthy food product suitable for their chosen target audience.

Feed the Family - food choices in UK and Zambia

This is a fun way for pupils to think about making good food choices, incorporating budgeting skills. Pupils will take the part of UK or Zambian families and learn how poverty can affect nutrition.


Projects and Researching

Healthy eating - sorting (EY/KS1)

Three sorting cards to sort food into: eat lots; eat everyday; eat occasionally.

Grouping healthy and unhealthy foods (KS1)

A 2DIY game, with sound effects, designed by Year 6 children for Year 1 children.


Games, quizzes & miscellaneous fun

Nutrition dominoes (KS2)

A game with colourful, detailed cards, that’s useful for assessment and revision.

Healthy eating Top Trumps (KS2)

A set of healthy eating Top Trump cards, to stimulate discussing healthy food choices.

Grocery Store Wars

An amusing, intergalactic parody video. Great to engage pupils on discussion of organic foods and for starting a topic on healthy eating!


Display

Powerpoint of photos of fruit and vegetables

Photos of fruit and vegetables for a lesson on healthy eating.

Healthy eater chart (EY/KS1)

A chart to promote healthy eating – ideal to motivate those reluctant fruit-eaters!


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