MOVING AROUND THE PAGES
Observe the 2 pictures given below
1. Which one of them contain food that will help us remain in good health?
2. Explain WHY?
Click on the pictures to learn more
This picture shows some healthy foods. Healthy
foods help us to remain in good health.
Unhealthy foods must be consumed in
moderate amounts because they are not
good for our body. They cause diseases
TASK 1: Let’s work out some activities on
At the end of the lesson, you should be able to:
(i) recall the names of different food items,
(ii) classify food items into three food groups,
(iii) understand the importance of a ‘balanced/complete’ meal,
RECALL THE NAMES OF DIFFERENT FOOD ITEMS
Write the names of
several food items learned
from previous classes
TASK 2: WORK OUT A DRAG AND DROP ACTIVITY
ON THE NAMES OF SEVERAL FOOD ITEMS
CLASSIFY FOOD ITEMS INTO THREE FOOD GROUPS
You will now
food items into
Click on the
plate given to
of food in the
FOOD FOR ENERGY
FOOD FOR GROWTH
FOOD FOR HEALTH
CLASSIFICATION OF FOOD ITEMS INTO THREE FOOD GROUPS
Draw some food
items under each
TASK 4: GROUP WORK:
A POSTER ON CLASSIFICATION OF FOOD ITEMS
Create a poster/chart by cutting & pasting pictures of food
items in the appropriate food group.
Children are snacking more today than 25 years ago. The
number of times kids eat between meals has increased.
These snacks provide less calcium than regular meals and
are higher in calories and fat. There is increased
consumption of soft drinks, chips and salty snacks, and
decreases in fruit, vegetables and milk. Such eating habits
can cause diseases. Hence, it is better to consume balanced
LET US NOW LEARN ABOUT:
WHAT IS A BALANCED MEAL?
A meal is balanced when it contains at
least one item from each of the three
food groups (food for energy, growth and
health). By eating balanced meals, we
can decrease the risk of developing
diseases such as diabetes, high blood
pressure and heart disease.
UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCED MEALS
Watch a video on the importance of balanced meals
Click on the
link to view
WHY MUST WE EAT BALANCED MEALS?
A balanced meal does
magic for our bodies,
it gives our bodies fuel
and energy to grow
If we do not eat enough of
the right kinds of foods, it
can affect our whole body.
We can end up feeling
tired and lacking in energy.
It can also make us feel ill!
TASK 5: A ROLE PLAY ON IMPORTANCE OF EATING BALANCED MEALS
We have learned about:
Healthy foods Unhealthy foods
The three food groups
Importance of balanced meals
ACTIVITIES ON WHAT YOU HAVE JUST LEARNED
Activity 3 Activity 4 Activity 5