Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes
- I understand that people at different life stages have differing nutritional needs and that some people may eat or avoid certain foods. HWB 2-32a
Suggested Learning Intentions
- To understand that people have different nutritional needs throughout their lives.
- To recognise the role that different food groups play in keeping the body healthy.
Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)
- Explain why people’s nutritional needs change at different stages of their lives. HWB 2-32a
- Explain factors that may influence an individual’s decision to eat or avoid certain foods. HWB 2-32a
- List the five nutrient groups. HWB 2-32a
Suggested Learning Experiences
- Investigate the changes in body composition throughout ages and life stages eg growth ‘spurts’ that would bring about changes in nutritional requirements.
- Investigate how nutritional needs may change during puberty.
- Create a survey / questionnaire to find out the typical diet of pupils of the same age – analyse the findings and use this to evaluate whether most boys and girls in their class / school are getting an adequate balanced diet as depicted by the Eatwell Guide.
- Remind children of the 5 nutrient groups from Eatwell guide that they will have learned about in First Level.
- Brainstorm reasons why people may avoid certain foods eg, diabetes, religion, allergies, body image, athlete in training etc.
- Research how particular practices and diets (eg. cultural diets, vegetarian diet, diabetes diet) require planning to ensure a healthy, balanced diet.
- Plan a meal for someone who has special dietary requirements and justify food choices on offer eg. John is 10 years old, a keen footballer and has diabetes.
- Investigate the school meals on offer to see if they meet the nutritional needs of all children and / or if they include special diets for children with specific food restrictions. Invite a School Meals Supervisor in and ask how school meals are planned to ensure that the nutritional needs of all children are met.
- Consider what it would be like to be unable to eat certain foods that you enjoy eg, sugar – think of all the foods that contain sugar. How would your daily life be affected? How would you overcome this?
- Invite dietitian/ health professional in to speak to children about food allergies and how to respond in emergencies.
Suggested Cross-Curricular Links
- TCH 2-03b - Use electronic sources eg, internet to research dietary information for specific conditions eg, diabetes, celiac disease etc.
- LIT 2-28a - Design a menu based on a fictitious character profile. This should take account of different factors such as gender, age, hobbies, allergies or other dietary/health requirements.
- LIT 2-28a - Design a poster which highlights the different nutritional needs at different stages of life.
Suggested Word Bank
- Eatwell Plate
- oral hygiene
- body image
Parent & Community Engagement
Pathways, Tracking & Monitoring
- Year Planner (Second Level)
- Nurtured E/O Bundle (Rights Respecting Schools)
- Pupil Learning Log and Benchmarks snf
- Annual Progression Planners ( Second Level)
- Topic Specific Planners ( Second Level)