Healthy snacks toolkit

Teaching healthier food choices


  • KS1
  • KS2


  • 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.



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!