Healthy eating and cooking toolkit

All about healthy snacks


  • KS1
  • KS2


  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • D&T
  • PE

What's this for? 

This is full of fun ways to help kids make healthier snacks. 


  • Classroom recipes
  • Lesson ideas
  • Snack Swaps box activity

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Learning objectives

  • Understand how to maintain a balanced diet to lead a healthier lifestyle as they grow up
  • Develop a positive attitude to healthier eating by having fun with food and exploring new tastes
  • Adopt an independent and proactive approach to healthier eating by making healthier snack choices
  • Swap to lower sugar and lower fat foods based on their increased awareness of the impact of fat build-up in the human body

In the classroom

This booklet includes cross-curricular lesson ideas that will help children make smart nutrition decisions, such as;

  • Sugar Scale – Maths
  • Snack Swaps Sprint – PE
  • Snack Swaps Box – Art
  • Sugar Towers – Maths
  • Easy classroom recipes

Once they’ve mastered these, set your class on a mission to make as many healthier Snack Swaps as they can – you could even set up a wall chart to track their progress as they make Snack Swaps over a week or month.


This toolkit is full of good ideas and suggestions and clearly outlines the core competencies for food and nutrition.



Supports science, design and technology, mathematics and PE

Key Stage 2

  • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat

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Try this!

Encourage children to take their snacks home in a Snack Swaps box they've made themselves. Use the Snack Swaps box template included in the toolkit - they can get creative and decorate it.