Healthy eating

Healthy eating

A range of flexible nutrition resources across different subject areas – designed for use throughout the school year to encourage pupils to build healthier habits for life.

34% of children leave primary school overweight

Use these resources to help children learn about the effects of eating too much sugar and start to build healthier habits.

Nutrition resources to build healthier habits

English

KS1 and KS2 English lesson PowerPoints

Lesson PowerPoints

Develop pupils' literacy skills – including phonics, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and creative and persuasive writing – while exploring Sugar Smart World. These resources will help pupils learn how much sugar is in everyday food and drink, and find out about tasty, healthier swaps.

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KS1 and KS2 English worksheets

Worksheets

Use our printable templates and fact sheets to help Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils draft a poster, comic strip or letter to persuade the people of Sugar Smart World to try some healthier swaps.

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Maths

KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2 maths lesson PowerPoints

Lesson PowerPoints

The Sugar Cube Invaders are taking over Sugar Smart World! Use these interactive PowerPoints to help deliver an engaging maths lesson exploring how much sugar is in everyday food and drink, and learning about healthier swaps, all while practising maths skills such as addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

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Maths worksheets for Years 1 to 6

Worksheets

These differentiated worksheets encourage pupils in Years 1 to 6 to practise their maths skills while learning about healthier swaps in Sugar Smart World.

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Early years maths and English worksheets

Early years lesson

This simple, engaging PowerPoint lesson will get early years pupils thinking about how much sugar is in their food and learning about some healthier swaps they'll love.

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Science

KS1 and KS2 science lesson plan PowerPoint

Lesson PowerPoints

In these fun and flexible PowerPoints, Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils can set up a simple science experiment to observe how sugar can affect teeth, before helping Tilly the Tooth make better choices about staying healthy.

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Beyond the classroom

Sugar Smart World take-home pack

Sugar Smart World take-home pack

Being distributed to schools in mid-January, these exciting and informative activity packs see children journey to the four corners of Sugar Smart World to help fight off the Sugar Cube Invaders.

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Healthier swaps display board

Display board print-outs

Create a Sugar Smart World display board for your school! It's a great way to feature pupils' persuasive posters, comics and letters, and show parents the healthier swaps their children are learning about.

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Change4Life recipe print-outs

Recipe idea print-outs

Looking for easy, healthy recipes to make with pupils and send home to parents? Download our printable Change4Life recipe ideas for tasty options from around the world that will please pupils of all ages.

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Coming soon

 

Resources encouraging students to explore where fruit and vegetables come from, and even more recipes from around the world.

Fruit and veg resources coming soon

Other resources

GOV.UK: health and wellbeing and attainment
Find out about the link between health and wellbeing and educational attainment

GOV.UK: Food teaching in primary schools
A best practice guide to teaching cooking in primary schools

Food for Life
An award winning programme which supports schools to provide healthy school meals, great lunchtimes and food education

Classroom cooking toolkit
Full of great ideas to help you teach cooking, with cooking FAQs and essential safety tips

Food: a fact of life (FFL)
Managed by the British Nutrition Foundation, FFL provides free, editable, curriculum-compliant resources for teaching young people aged 3 to 16 about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating