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  • Welcome to the Healthier Eating workshop. In this presentation we are going to show you how you can use the Eatwell Plate to help pupils understand about healthier eating.  
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    1. 1. What is the Eatwell Plate?           
    2. 2. <ul><li>The eatwell plate is a great way to explain healthier eating, especially to children and young people. It is clear, simple and can be used with anyone, of any age from any background .  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>The eatwell plate helps you get the balance right. It shows how much of what you eat should come from each food group. Click to watch The Eatwell Plate video. cc - Foods Standards Agency
    3. 3. The Eatwell Plate consists of  5 different food groups.    1. Fruit and Vegetables   2. Bread, Rice, Potatoes, Pasta and Other       Starchy Foods .   3. Milk and Dairy Foods. 4. Meat, Fish, Eggs, Beans and Other Non Dairy Sources of Protein.    5. Food and drinks high in fat and/or     sugar.       Permission to use p00 image (c) Comic Company 2009
    4. 4. 1. Fruit and Vegetables We need to eat L O T S of this group We should all be eating more fruit and vegetables. But most of us aren’t eating enough.   We should be eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.  You can choose from fresh, frozen, tinned, dried or juiced.     But remember potatoes   do not count. cc Images by Gracie and Viv. cc Image by Manasses Cakery What do these   5 groups consist of?
    5. 5. 2. Bread, rice, potatoes,   pasta and other starch foods provide us with energy and contain many important vitamins and minerals.  Wholemeal versions are good sources of fibre and help to provide energy over a sustained period.          We need to eat L O T S of this group Cc Image by Indywriter.
    6. 6. <ul><li>3. Milk &  </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy Foods    contains calcium which is needed to keep teeth and bones strong and healthy.  It is really important that children get enough calcium when they are growing up in order for their bones to develop properly. </li></ul>We need to eat  S O M E of this group cc Image by cwbuecheler cc Image by Leah Pritchard cc Image by Striatic
    7. 7. 4.   Meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non dairy sources of protein.   This group is essential for our growth and development. Vegetarian alternatives are included in this group, for example, tofu, soya and lentils. Oily fish is a great source of essential fatty acids such as omega 3.     We need to eat S O M E of this group cc Image by Izlk
    8. 8. <ul><li>5. Foods and drinks high in fat and/or sugar should be eaten only once or twice a day. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Foods from this group should be eaten    O N L Y O C C A S I O N A L L Y   Foods from this group contain few nutrients and vitamins and when eaten to excess can cause weight gain. cc Image by Matti Matilla
    9. 9. Healthy eating is  about getting a    balance of  different foods.   The 'Eatwell Plate' can assist us to get this message across. Did you know? *Fifteen per cent of preschool children consume just under half their recommended daily energy intake in the form of sugary drinks.  *Infomation provided by http://www.waterforhealth.org.uk/ No food is completely  healthy or completely     unhealthy. There are some foods that we should try to eat more of and others that we should eat only occasionally. Permission to use p00 image (c) Comic Company 2009