10 Food-based sessions

This resource contains ten activity ideas which involve preparing healthy foods for different meals within the day. Linking to many aspects of the EYFS curriculum, they explore healthy eating and the importance of a healthy balanced diet. Through designed for EYFS the activities could be adapted for use across the primary phase. Each activity includes teachers’ notes, a letter to parents and information on safe food preparation.

The activities are:

  • Tasty toast
  • Delicious dips and dippers
  • Scrummy scones
  • Perfect plant salad
  • Picturesque pizza
  • Fabulous fruit salad
  • Great green soup
  • Pleasing pasta
  • Brilliant bread
  • Fantastic fish

 

This resource has been provided by the British Nutrition Foundation.

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Tasty toast

This activity has been designed to encourage pupils to try new foods, to understand the need for a healthy balanced diet and to safely undertake simple cooking skills. It contains a session plan, an advice sheet to support setting up cooking with your class, as well as a game and a letter and activity to send home...

Delicious dips and dippers

This activity aims to help children to recognise fruit and vegetables as a healthy snack in a balanced diet, perform simple food skills safely with a focus on cutting and mixing and to present food in an attractive way. This session contains a lesson plan, an advice sheet to support setting up cooking with your...

Scrummy scones

From the British Nutrition Foundation, this lesson plan and supporting resources aim to help children use descriptive language, name a selection of different cooking equipment and to perform simple food skills safely such as rubbing in and using a cutter. This session contains a lesson plan, display cards and...

Perfect plant salad

From the British Nutrition Foundation, this lesson plan and supporting resources aim to help children understand and be able to explain that some food we eat comes from plants, including vegetables and fruits, help learners to name parts of plants that we eat and to perform simple food skills safely such as cutting...

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