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CLIP 6514

Healthy school meals

Healthy school meals

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Key Info
  • Healthy school meals
  • Duration: 02:58
  • Kitchen staff talk about steps they have taken to provide healthy meals for schools in Northern Ireland. They usually steam, bake or boil most foods and try to avoid frying, because eating too much fat causes health problems later in life. Presenter, Christine Bleakley, visits a school kitchen and learns how menus are carefully planned to offer a balanced diet.
  • Subject:



    Keeping Healthy

  • Keywords: school meals, diet, Northern Ireland
Ideas for use in class
  • Investigate the different methods of cooking mentioned in this film. Ask pupils why these healthier options than frying? What kinds of foods are cooked by each process? Survey the meals eaten recently by the children - or their favourite choices; how are they cooked? Is there a healthier way to make these meals? Encourage students to design their own menu for school meals and think about the kinds of food they would enjoy eating, They should try to use a really broad range of ingredients, making sure they include lots of fruit and vegetables. Ask them to also think about the ways in which the dishes might be cooked.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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