Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • Together we enjoy handling, tasting, talking and learning about different foods, discovering ways in which eating and drinking may help us to grow and keep healthy. HWB 0-30a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To know that energy comes from food.
  • To understand the importance of eating a healthy breakfast.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Give examples of the kinds of foods that give us energy eg, pasta, cereals. HWB 0-30a
  • Identify why drinking water is an important part of everyday. HWB 0-30a
  • Discuss reasons for eating a breakfast every day. HWB 0-30a
  • Select and prepare a simple healthy breakfast, with support. HWB 0-30a

Suggested Learning Experiences

The European Food Safety Authority has stated there is no evidence that food is a source of coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is very unlikely that it can be transmitted through the consumption of food. However, practical food activities including food sharing, tasting, preparation and cooking are probably going to be quite difficult to manage in a classroom setting during this initial period as children return to school. Fortunately there are still plenty of other relevant activities providing challenge and enjoyment for the children, including finding out about things they may have tried to cook at home.
  • You may want to focus on the carbohydrates/starch section of the Eatwell Guide when talking about energy and food. Ensure children understand that fats and sugars, whilst providing energy, are the less healthy option.
  • Investigate activities that use lots of or little energy.
  • Match and sort foods which are from the carbohydrate/starch section of the Eatwell Guide eg, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, cereals.
  • Discuss the importance of eating a healthy breakfast – to learn, play, grow.
  • Consider what might happen/how you might feel if you do not have a breakfast eg, tired, weak.
  • Select/sort foods that could be included in a healthy breakfast. This can also be the chance to show the children a different range of interesting options eg Hummus on toast  Hummus Recipe
  • Look at what people drink at breakfast time, make a list.
  • Think about reasons why people need to drink water as well as eat food.
  • Plan a competition with children and adults to see who can have six to eight drinks per day (approximately 1 litre). Everyone could add a tick to a wipe clean board every time they have a drink. If they have water, they could add a star to show how important water is.
  • Discuss favourite breakfast foods and create a simple breakfast, with support eg, toast and butter, cereal and milk, porridge.
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