Eat Smart Play Smart 15 Lessons for 5-7 year olds
15/09/2009 Eat Smart Play Smart Lesson Plans
These resources have been around for a while and were created by the Food Standards Agency. They have now moved them into the national government archive scheme where you can still download them free.
These 15 activities have full teacher’s notes and advice on how to use them in class. There are 8 activities about food and nutrition and 7 on being more active. I have listed only the food ones below as that is the focus of this site, but the play ones are also well worth checking out as they are very practical.
The lessons are downloadable as pdfs, there are online notes about how to integrate them into the curriculum and there are curriculum links for every lesson, although as this is an archived piece, the odd few may now be outdated. The lessons can be found here Eat Smart Play Smart Archive.
The lesson contents are:
Eat Smart activity session 1:
Being healthy: To introduce the concept of 'being healthy'.
Eat Smart activity session 2:
The Balance of Good Health: To introduce the concept of the Balance of Good Health model and its five food groups.
Eat Smart activity session 3:
Fruit and vegetables: To promote the positive role of fruit and vegetables in a balanced diet.
Eat Smart activity session 4:
Bread, other cereals and potatoes: To introduce the concept that the bread, other cereals and potatoes group provides energy (although all foods provide energy in different amounts).
Eat Smart activity session 5:
Milk and dairy foods: To introduce the concept that milk and dairy foods are important for health, especially for teeth and bones.
Eat Smart activity session 6:
Meat, fish and alternatives: To introduce the concept that all food comes from animals and plants.
Eat Smart activity session 7:
Foods containing fat/foods containing sugar: To introduce the concept that some foods contain fat and some foods contain sugar.
Eat Smart activity session 8:
The importance of eating a balanced diet: To review the food groups and their proportions as depicted in the Balance of Good Health
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