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Teaching Healthy Eating

10 June 2021
Teaching Healthy Eating

At St Luke's, we believe that we have a responsibility to teach pupils about making healthy choices when it comes to food, and the British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week is a great opportunity for us to discuss this topic.

To celebrate National Healthy Eating Week through the English curriculum, the year 9s at St Luke's have been working on understanding how to make an informed choice about their health and wellbeing, including maintaining a balanced diet. They enjoyed playing the A-Z naming fruit game, and only stumbled on finding fruit or veg that began with the letters U, V and X! They discussed whether it was easy or not to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day and what these portions should contain. Did you know that white potatoes do not count as one of your 5 a day?

We also helped our pupils design a weekly meal planner to include at least 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. Some pupils found this harder than others, but everyone agreed that a good variety of fruit and veg was the key to success!

Mrs Price, English Lead, said: "Pupils really enjoyed creating the weekly meal planner thinking carefully of which fruit and veg each meal should contain. It certainly led to a lot of discussion about which vegetables were the best and which the least well known. Hopefully, the activity will lead to pupils trying out the different fruit and veg varieties available in the future."

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