Design and Technology GCSE: Eight tips for healthy eating

The eight guidelines for a healthy diet are revealed.

Guidelines advise eating lots of fruit and vegetables and eating more fish for omega 3 fatty acid, and cutting down on saturated fats and sugar to avoid weight gain.

In addition, eating less salt, being active, drinking more water and not skipping breakfast are recommended.

The guidelines add up to a healthier approach to life.

This clip is from the series Food Preparation and Nutrition.

Teacher Notes

Students could create an illustrated explanation of each of the 8 healthy diet guidelines especially to help younger children to understand them.

Students should consider the age of the children and the form and format of the presentation.

To obtain feedback, students could trial their work in a primary school or other setting – club or after-school class.

Students could examine the diets and exercise levels of 2 young people of their own age._

Record everything they eat and drink over 3 days.

Analyse the findings.

Are the 8 Guidelines for a Healthy Diet being followed?

They could give an opinion of their diets and what changes, if any, would be necessary for them to be healthier?

Explaining their reasons why.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Food Technology at KS3 or KS4.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC KS4/GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland

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