Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • I understand that my body needs energy to function and that this comes from the food I eat. I am exploring how physical activity contributes to my health and wellbeing. HWB 1-28a
  • By investigating the range of foods available I can discuss how they contribute to a healthy diet. HWB 1-30a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To know that food provides the energy they need to grow, learn and be active.
  • To understand the difference between more healthy and less healthy energy-giving foods.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Explain why energy from food is important. HWB 1-30a
  • Identify foods which are considered  energy-giving foods. HWB 1-28a
  • Describe how I can help myself and others to achieve the correct daily balance of energy-giving foods.HWB 1-28a
  • Understand why it is important to drink enough water. HWB 1-30a

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • Discuss/illustrate how they feel after eating – a snack; a meal; nothing. Explain why they feel like this.
  • Discuss why we need to eat food regularly – to give us energy to play and learn.
  • Consider times when they need more/less energy from food eg more energy to exercise, less energy when sleeping.
  • Create a collage of energy giving foods- separate into carbohydrates (slow-release) and sugary foods (fast release) foods.
  • Consider times in their day when they eat these kinds of foods - carbohydrates eg, breakfast; sugary foods eg. snack time. Discuss reasons why – it fills them up and keeps them going until next meal, gives them energy.
  • Think about how much water they drink in a day and the impact this has on their ability to concentrate and stay alert.
  • Record the energy-giving foods they have eaten over a day/week. Consider if they have the correct balance of energy-giving foods eg, bread, cereals
  • Make a healthy snack/breakfast using breads, cereals.
  • Discuss the kinds of snacks children eat at interval. Consider ways to encourage peers to avoid or reduce intake of sugary snacks.
  • Investigate favourite snacks of the pupils in the class. Create a graph/wall display of results. Evaluate results – do most children select healthier energy-giving snacks, or less healthier energy-giving snacks?
  • Organise/plan a whole school healthy snack week to encourage children to bring in healthier snacks eg, fruit, cereal bars – points could be awarded for the class with the most healthy snacks over a week.
  • Create posters to encourage children to eat more healthy snacks at playtime and display these around the school.
  • Consider the long-term effects of eating sugary snacks on health – weight gain, tooth decay etc (opportunity to take part in childsmile programme - www.child-smile.org.uk).