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HOME LEARNING - SUMMER TERM WEEK 8 - SCIENCE


THE HUMAN BODY - FOOD GROUPS & HEALTHY DIET

Where are the food groups and what does a 'healthy meal' look like?

 

Our science topic for the second half of the summer term is 'Human Body - Skeleton, Organs, Diet and Nutrition', where we aim to discover what the human body is made up of and how we keep it healthy.

 

This week is is all about FOOD!

 

TASK 1 - THE FIVE FOOD GROUPS

Look at the information PowerPoint, video links and information posters and create an information sheet that briefly explains what the five food groups are, what they are used for in the human body and examples foods for each.

 

For example,

GRAINS and POTATOES (Carbohydrates)

The body uses these for ENERGY.

Food that is made from GRAINS gives the body slow-release energy. They are also good in that they fill you up and stop you eating too much! Grain foods are things like: bread, cereal, pasta and rice

 

PROTEIN

Protein is used for ...

 

DAIRY (fats)

Dairy is used for ...

 

VEGETABLES (fibre)

Vegetables give the body ...

 

FRUITS (sugars)

Fruits give the body...

 

TASK 2 - DESIGN A HEALTHY MEAL WITH ALL 5 FOOD GROUPS

Look at the information of a 'HEALTHY PLATE'.

 

Think about a meal that balances all the food groups, so plenty of veggies and grains (about 1/3 each), then a smaller amount of protein, dairy and fruit.

 

You could make this over 2 courses (main and dessert).

 

You can either write the menu in detail (explaining what you are putting into each dish), or draw it out on a plate, labeling the food groups.

 

THE FIVE FOOD GROUPS

The 5 Fabulous Food Groups

FIVE FOOD GROUPS - Information Documents

THE FOOD PYRAMID | Educational Video for Kids.

Gives idea of what foods make up a healthy diet

HEALTHY PLATE - Ideas for your healthy meal plan!

Food Groups and Healthy Plates from Year 3

Food groups and Healthy Dinner Plates from Year 3 - PDF, Word and PowerPoint documents

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