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Getting in Shape: Middle Stages

This booklet, aimed at primary level, contains eighteen activities linked to health and diet, incorporating many cross curricular links. The activities look at various aspects of healthy eating and lifestyle including: identification and classification of fruit and vegetables, plant lifecycles, food groups, a...

Healthy People, Healthy Planet

This resource, aimed at primary level, looks at diet and sustainable food production. Designed as a cross curricular workshop it links to the topic areas of the senses, healthy eating, sustainability and how human activity impacts upon our environment. Children identify some common foods using their sense of smell...

Food Feely Bags

This resource, aimed at primary level, links to the curriculum areas of food and diet, healthy eating and where food comes from. Using feely bags, children are asked to identify fruits and vegetables using their sense of touch. They then work in small groups to discuss and debate what food they may have. Once the...

Smell Jars

This resource, aimed at primary level, links to the curriculum areas of food and diet, healthy eating and where food comes from. Children are asked to identify different types of food using their sense of smell. They then work in small groups to discuss and debate what food they may have. Once the food is known...

Transporting Food Around the World

In this activity aimed at primary level, children investigate the types of transport used to send food around the world. Linked to work in geography on food miles, sustainability and improving the environment, children investigate how food is transported and the impact that this can have on the environment. They go...

12 Food-based Sessions

This resource contains twelve 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...

What Foods Do You Like?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children name and express opinions about different foods and learn that that different people like different foods. Using the pictures provided, children give their preferences for different food and explain their reasons.

They also talk about some of...

What Is the Eatwell Plate?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children start to recognise the eatwell plate and which foods belong to each group.

Using the eatwell plate poster provided children become more familiar with what may constitute a healthy, balanced diet, they sort food images into correct food groups...

What Makes a Meal?

This activity provides the opportunity for children to learn about the number of dishes which can be made with fish and to plan their own meals which include fish, a starchy food and vegetables.

Children are shown meals containing fish and asked to identify the fish, the starchy food and the fruit and...

What Does It Taste Like?

This activity aims to encourage children learning in the Early Years to try new foods and use their senses to describe them. Children predict what different fruit and vegetables may look like inside and talk about how they might be eaten. They record their observations and feelings about the food in the My food...

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