Healthy snacks toolkit

Teaching healthier food choices

Ages

  • KS1
  • KS2

Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • D&T
  • PE
  • PSHE

What's this for?

Teach children how to make healthier food choices with these flexible lesson ideas – just pick and choose the activities that best suit your pupils and incorporate them into your lessons.

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
  • Make healthier food choices for themselves

In the classroom

Try these exciting cross-curricular activities to teach the importance of making healthier food swaps.

  • Snack attack – PE
  • Toothtastic experiment – Science
  • Blocked pipes – Science
  • Milk tops – Science
  • Bring a box – Maths
  • Sugar towers – Maths
  • Cheese please! – English
  • Swap at the shop – English


It’s a useful, practical resource with lots of good ideas, easy-to-use lesson plans and some curriculum mapping.

 

Curriculum

Supports PSHE, PE, science, mathematics and English

PSHE Association guidance on delivering Health and Wellbeing in the Curriculum
Health and Wellbeing
Key Stage 2

  • To recognise opportunities to make their own choices about food, what might influence their choices and the benefits of eating a balanced diet

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Get the whole school involved

Why not make a school-wide pledge to swap to healthier foods and drinks?

Display it so all children and staff can get involved!