Primary introduction to Healthy Eating Week
Use this video to introduce the Week and its themes! Great as an assembly or as part of a lesson.
Use the timestamps in the video to skip to a particular day or theme.
Short on time? We have created five key resources for schools to use during Healthy Eating Week. There is one key resources for each of the Healthy Eating Week themes.
Focus on fibre
Take a look at the Build a brilliant snack sheet for ideas, and then set up a snack station for children. Invite them to create a fibre filled snack (great for lunch too!). Remember to check for allergies, intolerances, and dietary requirements before running this activity.
Get your 5 A DAY
Help children become more familiar with the wide variety of fruit and vegetables available by using the Find the fruit and vegetable resource. Make a colour copy of sheet showing the fruit and vegetables and use the questions provided to support discussion about the different fruit and vegetables.
Vary your protein
You can use the Protein cards for various activities to help children become more familiar with the variety of different protein foods, e.g. cut each food cards into three pieces (as shown by the dashes), shuffle the pieces and then challenge pupils to match each card to put them back together.
Reduce food waste
Give children copies of the Food waste survey to complete at home. Ask the children to report back about what they find and actions their family can take in the future.
If you have more time, you can find all our resources below.
Our posters and key resources are now also available in Welsh. Scroll down or Click here!
Use this sheet to create your own fibre packed snack.
Use this sheet to teach about different fruit and vegetables. Use the questions provided for ideas!
Use these questions with the Find the fruit and vegetables resource - for primary schools
Use these protein cards to discuss and compare foods in the protein group of the Eatwell Guide.
A guide to setting up an hydration station.
A sign to attached to your hydration station.
Use this food waste survey to keep track of the foods that might go to waste at home.
Use these resources to plan your Week.
The introductory presentation is also available as a 20 minute video! Ideal for a school assembly, or to kick start the Week in your classroom!
Use this Healthy Eating Week guide for ideas and resources for primary pupils
Claire introduces Healthy Eating Week 2023 and the key themes for primary school pupils
Use this presentation in primary schools to teach pupils about the themes of Healthy Eating Week '23
Print and display these vibrant posters for each day of Healthy Eating Week 2023!
Display this sheet to introduce the themes for Healthy Eating Week 2023.
Fill in and display this sheet to show everyone what you have got planned for Healthy Eating Week.
Signs to fill out with daily focus for Healthy Eating 2023.
A tool to help pupils keep track of their health behaviours.
A certificate awarded for taking part in Healthy Eating Week 2023.
Activities to support the themes.
A task sheet to compare the fibre content of different foods.
A sheet to record wholegrain and non-wholegrain foods.
A sheet to draw or describe the different stages of rice production.
Fill in examples of different fruit and vegetables you've tried, or would like to try
Choose a pulse and find out about it. Where does it grow, and how can it be used in cooking?
Name the pulses depicted in this vibrant slideshow!
Use this resource with the protein foods cards to demonstrate how protein foods can be used in meals
Ask 10 friends which drinks they had yesterday. Colour in a box for each type of drink.
Find the recycling instructions on different drink containers. Draw the recycling instructions.
A resource for up to 10 pupils to fill in the drinks they have had over two days.
Look for recycling instructions on different drinks containers and fill in the chart.
Use this resource to teach pupils about the meanings of recycling signs.
Contribute to your 5 A DAY and fibre intake with this tasty, spicy stew, using beans and plantain
These quick and simple frittatas are a great base to add different vegetables to for 5 A DAY
This tasty fishcake recipe is a great way to use canned fish and vegetables.
This fresh and fruity salad is a great way to get a variety of fruit and veg towards your 5 A DAY
This mac and cheese introduces green veg like peas and broccoli to contribute to your 5 A DAY
These tasty and filling pockets are perfectly accompanied by a vibrant tomato salsa
This tasty, vegetarian curry contains chickpeas, a source of protein.
This traditional South American dish contains beef mince and bulgur wheat.
This cheesy red lentil bake contains peppers and lentils to contribute towards your 5 A DAY
These crunchy roasted chickpeas are a tasty, healthier option as a snack.
Posters for each of the Healthy Eating Week themes in Welsh
Crewch eich byrbryd yn llawn ffibr
Key resource: Lle mae’r ffrwythau a’r llysiau
Questions to use with the 'Lle mae’r ffrwythau a’r llysiau' resource, for primary.
Key resource: Cardiau protein
Beth am greu gorsaf hydradu i annog pawb yfed rhagor o ddŵr?
Ydych chi wedi cael eich 6-8 diod y dydd? Hydradwch yma!
Gwnewch arolwg gwastraff bwyd gartref a darganfod ffyrdd o ddefnyddio bwyd yn ddoeth.
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