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

  • 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.
  • 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.