Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • By investigating the range of foods available I can discuss how they contribute to a healthy diet. HWB 1-30a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To recognise that we need to eat a wide variety of food to keep our bodies healthy.
  • To demonstrate learning through everyday choices and discussions.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Explain the importance of a balanced diet as depicted by the Eatwell guide. HWB 1-30a
  • Give examples of foods from each of the 5 main food groups. HWB 1-30a
  • Explain the functions of foods from each of the 5 main food groups. HWB 1-30a
  • Select and prepare foods for a healthy, balanced meal/snack, with some support. HWB 1-30a

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • Introduce children to Eatwell guide - use large image or floor mat (if available) and discuss what they see - different colours to represent different food groups; different sizes of sections to represent foods we should eat ‘lots of’ and ‘less of’.
  • Sorting and matching activities using real/pretend food and drink to reinforce different food groups.
  • Make a wall display of an Eatwell guide from magazine images of foods for each of the five food groups.
  • Discuss the importance of eating a ‘balance of foods’ from each section of the Eatwell guide to be healthy.
  • Collaborative learning – split class into 5 groups and each group to find out information about one food group and share their findings with rest of class – this should include types and functions of foods from each group.
  • Create a healthy lunch box, trying to use foods from all 5 food groups. . Choose from a selection of breads, sandwich fillings, pasta/rice/cous cous, salad or vegetable items, fruit, drinks etc. Children could work in groups to make the different items. Invite other pupils to come in and taste the different items available and give feedback.
  • Distinguish between healthy and less healthy foods that could be included in the lunch box.
  • Plan a healthy meal using all 5 food groups – work collaboratively – let children take the meal suggestions home to let an adult review them.
  • As children's milk teeth become loose and fall out, this is an excellent opportunity to look at the functions different teeth perform in relation to eating different foods. Collaborative learning -  split the class into 5 groups and each group can find out information about the 5 different teeth they have in their mouths.
  • Incisors, Canines, Molars, Premolars , Wisdom Teeth
  • They can share their findings with the rest of the class - this should include what important functions each tooth has and how to take care of both teeth and gums.