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Module: Food and Drink

Unit: Healthy Eating

Level: KS2

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1. Healthy Eating

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Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Media: Web page Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , e-books , Project-based Learning 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary:
    • Food groups, e.g. carbohydrates, protein
    • Food items, e.g. bread, dairy food, meat
  • Use the simple present tense to express needs and express simple truths

Reading:

  • Understand the connection between ideas by identifying cohesive devices, e.g. because, if
  • Identify details that support the gist or main ideas
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas by recognizing the stress in connected speech

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/4_11/uptoyou/index.shtml

Brief Description:
A project which starts with a story and to be followed by interactive activities about healthy eating

User Tips:

  • Teachers can start with the story 'Football and Food' and ask students to investigate the problems of the kid in the story.
  • Students can read through different parts of the project to get the information about healthy diet.
  • Students can read 'Food Facts' to learn different food groups and the simplified food pyramid.
  • Teachers can show students the 'Interactive Pyramid' or 'Inside the Pyramid' to enrich the knowledge of food pyramid.
  • Students can match the food and the food group in 'Fuel Box'.
  • Students can find the tips for healthy body in 'Top Tips'.
  • Students can finish the quiz after reading the information and to consolidate what they have learnt.
  • After doing the activities, teachers can have discussion with the students about solving the kid's problem in the story.

2. Explore the Food Guide Pyramid

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Source: http://kidshealth.org
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

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Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary
    n   Food groups, e.g. grains, vegetables, meat and beans
    n   Food items, e.g. peas, poultry
    n   Terms related to nutrition, e.g. carbohydrates, protein
  • Use the simple present tense to express truth, e.g. Grains foods contain carbohydrates, which give your body energy.

Reading:

  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, blod print and punctuation
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas

 

http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/fgp_interactive.html

 

Brief Description:
An interactive food pyramid showing food items and functions of different food groups

User Tips:

  • The layout of the food pyramid is adopted from MyPyramid which is different from the traditional one.
  • Teachers can use the pyramid to show students the food items in different food groups.
  • After reading, students can do the quiz to consolidate what they have learnt.
  • For self-learning, students can browse specific food group and read more information about it.
  • Students can also play 'My Pyramid Game' under 'Other Resources' to build the food pyramid after reading.

3. A Healthy Diet

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Source: CDI, EDB
Media: Animation Audio 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

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Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Food groups, e.g. vegetables, fruit, snacks
    • Food items, e.g. celery, kiwifruit
  • Use the simple present tense to express interest, e.g. What is your favourite food for breakfast? I like

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

http://resources.edb.gov.hk/healthy/

Brief Description:
A multimedia learning pack developed by Education Department about choosing healthy food

User Tips:

  • Flash Player is required to play this project.
  • The learning pack is divided into six parts, 2 tutorials, 3 exercises and 1 photo gallery.
  • Teachers can click 'User Guide' to read the brief content of the pack.
  • 'Tutorial 1' is for vocabulary learning.
  • 'Tutorial 2' is a story about a fat boy.
  • For less able students, they can browse 'Tutorial 1' to learn the vocabulary before reading the story in 'Tutorial 2'.
  • Students can finish the self-learning exercise 1, 2 individually.
  • 'Exercise 3' is a writing exercise. Teachers can read the 'Hints' to set up the exercise.
  • For further information about healthy diet, please refer to http://www.hkedcity.net/iworld_eng/feature/view.phtml?iworld_id=45&feature_id=210

4. Nutrition Mission

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Source: www.sheppardsoftware.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

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Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Food Groups, e.g. Protein, dairy, grains
    • Exercise, e.g. strength, flexibility
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truth, e.g. Meat and beans provide protein and iron.

Reading:

  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas
  • Read written language in meaningful chunks

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/nutritionforkids/index.htm

Brief Description:
A web-site with information and games about nutrition and healthy lifestyle

User Tips:

  • Click 'Food Groups' and different headings to learn information about different groups, e.g. 'fruits', 'dairy'.
  • Click 'Exercise' to learn suggestions for exercise.
  • Click 'Games' to play games about food groups.
  • The website could be used for project-based learning.

5. Healthy Eating - quiz

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Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

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Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Food Groups, e.g. Protein, Cereal
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truth, e.g. Food gives us energy, makes us grow.
  • Use the interrogative adverb 'how' to talk about quantities
  • Use the interrogative pronoun 'what' to find out specific information about a person, object or event

Reading:

  • Read written language in meaningful chunks
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

Brief Description:
A quiz about nutrition

User Tips:

  • Students can read the information box before answering the questions.
  • Students can apply their prior knowledge about healthy eating when doing the quiz.

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