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
  • I know that people need different kinds of food to keep them healthy. HWB 0-32a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To begin to understand that we need to eat different foods to stay healthy.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Identify some foods that we should eat lots of and less of to be healthy. HWB 0-32a
  • Select and prepare a simple healthy snack, with support. HWB 0-30a

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • Make different snacks with fruit/veg as the basis to reinforce how fruit can be enjoyed in different ways eg, fruit smoothie, fruit kebabs, fruit monsters, finger foods eg, carrot sticks/celery/cumber and dips.
  • Select healthy foods from a shopping list.
  • Plan a visit to the supermarket and buy healthy snacks for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
  • Investigate different colours of fruit and veg – create a fruit and veg rainbow. Reinforce that it is good to have lots of different colours of fruit on the plate.
  • Choose from a selection of foods ones we should eat more of and ones we should eat less of to keep us healthy – use Eatwell Guide as a visual aid to allow children to see the different sizes of the food groups and relate this to ‘lots of’ and ‘less of’ foods and drinks.
  • Encourage children to choose and prepare own healthy foods for consumption at snack table/lunchtime. Create picture cards for healthy snack choices that could be used to plan snack/lunch.
  • Food group activities - Match and sort foods into the correct sections of the Eatwell Guide.
  • Encourage the children to add fresh fruit to their drinking water to give it more flavour.
  • Iced water is a terrific thirst quencher. Encourage the children to experiment with ice cubes and find out what makes an ice cube taste interesting.
  • Set up a simple chart to encourage the children to get into a routine for brushing their teeth twice a day. This can be recorded in class.
  • Use puppets to let the children practise tooth brushing as often as they want to.
  • Talk to the children about the different jobs that teeth do. Thinking about teeth as very special tools that help with eating might encourage brushing.