PSHE Food, health and body-image
Knowing what food is good for you and how to get the balance right can be key factors to a positive body-image, which can be very difficult to maintain in a society obsessed with fashion and celebrity culture. These resources can be used to spark off a discussion or classroom debate, giving pupils a chance to express their opinions, or as part of a class project on the topic.
Resources from Teachers TV
- Stefan Gates does a fiery experiment to find out how much sugar is in cereals. He then introduces the idea of checking what foods contain.
- Spoof video of news report on proposed ban on various foods by imaginary organisation, the British Institute of Eating Control (BIEC).
- Stefan Gates prepares an unusual salad and introduces idea of choice and restriction.
Resources from TrueTube
- Information that helps you understand that it’s not what you look like that’s important, but that understanding body shape is more complicated.
- Find out about different food fads popularized by celebrities and how they can be damaging to your health.
- This session aims to develop skills and knowledge of healthy eating and living
- Pupils look at three meals they eat in a typical day and split the food into food groups.
- A guided exploration of the topic through a series of questions, with suggested websites to investigate the answers.
- The Debating Matters Competition’s acclaimed Topic Guide series, created for sixth-form student debaters. The debate motion is “We should embrace Organic Food”.
- A PowerPoint presentation developed for KS3 or KS4 PD classes. Includes information, pictures, and tasks.
- Multiple Choice quiz, looking at the main aspects of a nutritionally balanced diet, and intended for use at the end of the unit/topic to review what has been learned.
- Six easy to follow PowerPoint lessons dealing with the topic of Healthy Eating.