Healthy Eating Week teaching resources
Healthy Eating Week (3-7 June) is a chance to have fun with food as well as to teach children all about healthy eating, cooking and farming. We’ve put together a special selection of teaching ideas and activities to help you make the most of Healthy Eating Week.
- Help feed Little Bear by finding examples of food from different food categories.
- Drag food items into the basket, then sort the foods into groups, giving them appropriate labels on the Venn diagram.
Introduction to healthy eating
- Get your pupils up on their feet and singing along to this fun healthy eating song – sung to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It.
- This lively poem is a comic recitation of a variety of meals and dishes and finishes with a word of caution about overeating.
- A presentation to introduce Year 1 to a healthy eating topic, where pupils design and make a healthy food product suitable for their chosen target audience.
- This is a fun way for pupils to think about making good food choices, incorporating budgeting skills. Pupils will take the part of UK or Zambian families and learn how poverty can affect nutrition.
- A game with colourful, detailed cards that is useful for assessment and revision.
- A set of healthy eating Top Trump cards to stimulate discussing healthy food choices.
- This interactive resource from TES partner NGfL Cymru introduces children to healthy eating and includes a full lesson plan.
- This set of resources developed by TES partner foodafactoflife form part of a series of lessons exploring healthy eating – with downloadable resources to support the teaching of cooking!
- This BBC Class Clip examines the children’s food choices in a primary schools. Using props and make-up, children are shown what might happen in the future if they maintain an unhealthy lifestyle.
- An amusing, intergalactic parody video from Green TV. Great to engage pupils on discussion of organic foods and for starting a topic on healthy eating.
- Explore healthy eating from fruit kebabs to sandwich wraps and meal times with these recipes and activities from foodafactoflife.
- Learn how to cook hummus, pepper and grated carrot pockets, spicy bean burgers and prawn noodle soup with foodafactoflife’s themed food recipes.
- Why do we need calcium? How do you make bread? Where should you store fresh ham or butter? Try this engaging activity from foodafactoflife.
- How much of what you eat should come from each food group? Use the Eatwell Plate from Grain Chain and help students understand what makes a balanced meal.
- Support visual learning and help children remember the names of different foods with this fun flash card activity from Sesame Street.