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KS3 You are what you eat

Home Economics Unit: Lets get Cooking

Get Cooking!

Watch the following video and discuss with pupils how we can prepare healthy meals. What tips would they have? They try the carousel activity.

Carousel activity

With pupils arranged in groups of 4-6, give out flip chart pages with a healthy eating stem written at the top, one to each group (some examples are given below).  Ask pupils to write down their suggestions for completing the statement.  After a few minutes, each group leaves their sheet where it is and moves onto the next one.  They tick what they agree with that has already been written and if possible add further suggestions.  This is done until all groups have completed each sheet.
Stems could include:

  • Quick healthy meals I could cook at home are ...
  • My favourite healthy meal is ...
  • A healthy meal is one with ...
  • I could reduce fat in my diet by ...
  • I could reduce sugar in my diet by...
  • My favourite way of cooking vegetables is ...
  • I could eat more fruit each day by...
  • I could add more fibre to my diet by ...

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