Be Food Smart: assembly presentation

Help pupils discover what's in their food and healthier swaps


  • KS1
  • KS2


  • Science
  • PSHE

What's this for?

This assembly PowerPoint presentation is a quick way to help pupils find out what's in their food and encourage them to make healthier swaps so they eat less sugar, saturated fat and salt.

Learning objectives

After the assembly, pupils will be able to:

  • know the maximum daily limit of sugar for their age
  • know how to find out what's in their food – by checking food labels or using the Be Food Smart app
  • understand how they can use this information to make healthier choices

In the classroom

The Be Food Smart assembly film is a quick, easy way to deliver an important healthy eating message to pupils.

The PowerPoint presentation links to a Be Food Smart assembly film, featuring two children acting as investigative reporters to find out how they can eat a healthier breakfast. The assembly can stand alone, or be used before delivering a lesson using the Be Food Smart: KS1 toolkit or the Be Food Smart: KS2 toolkit.

"The assembly is very appealing. It's interactive and engaging, and provides you will the information you need."

Aimee Steedman, KS1 teacher 


Supports the PSHE, and science curricula



  • Core theme 1: Health and Wellbeing – healthy eating

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Try this

Prepare two measured amounts of sugar to show pupils or to pass around. 

Show the maximum daily sugar amount for a child aged 7 to 10 (6 cubes, or 24 grams), a child aged 4 to 6 (5 cubes, or 19 grams), and how much children consume in practice (13 cubes, or 52 grams)