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
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 good hygiene and correct preparation of food is always important, particularly in the context of classroom practical food activities. Current guidelines suggest food learning activities can resume in a classroom setting, with extra care being given to cleaning of hands, food, equipment and surfaces, as well as maintaining distancing. A practical food demonstration by teachers for example, would help to reduce contact and sharing of equipment with children still receiving the benefit of learning and tasting.
- 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.
- Education Scotland Skills Pathway
Suggested Cross-Curricular Links
- MNU 0-2a / MNU 0-11a / MNU 0-16a / MNU 0-20b - Matching, sorting and counting activities with fruit and veg to reinforce the ‘5-a-day’ message.
- EXA 0-13a / EXA 0-14a - Role-play making a healthy snack for different people.
- LIT 0-21b - Create a healthy snacks recipe book to take home to encourage parents to provide healthy snacks. This may be based around the children’s favourite snacks they have tried at home as well as school.
- EXA 0-2a - Make pictures or a collage of healthy foods from magazine cut outs. Make a fruit display using different types and colours of fruits eg, fruit dyeing; fruit printing.
Suggested Word Bank
- Eatwell Guide
Parent & Community Engagement
Pathways, Tracking & Monitoring
- Year Planner (Early Level)
- Healthy E/O Bundle with UNCRC links
- Pupil Learning Log and Benchmarks ehf
- Annual Progression Planner ( Early Level)
- Topic Specific Planners ( Early Level)
- Personalised Year Planner (Early Level)
NHS Lanarkshire Library Resources
- Interesting recipes using fruit
- Different ways to encourage children to eat a variety of food.
- NHS handwashing video and instructions.
- Education Scotland link to Good Food Skills
- Find key information, resources, exemplification and links to resources on the National Improvement Hub linked to using food as a context for learning.