Activity Introduction

 

In this lesson, students explore the costs of Everyday and Occasional Foods. They learn about the differences between the two groups, and then carry out research to discover the different prices that might be attached to foods from those groups. 

 

Students then use their research in a maths exercise, to practise re-assigning spending from Occasional Foods to Everyday Foods. They look for ways to fit different foods into their allotted budgets. This exercise helps students think about how they could make healthy choices with the money they have. 

 

Learning Intentions

  • Students understand the differences between healthy foods and foods only to be eaten sometimes
  • Students are able to price foods and compare prices between different kinds of foods
  • Students understand the health benefits of eating from the five recommended food groups.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

  • Topic: Consumption.
  • This lesson is part of the wider unit of work: SugarByHalf – HASS – Years 5-6
  • Time required: 80 mins.
  • Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion and activities.
  • Keywords: Product, price, analysis, choice, sugar content, healthy, unhealthy, sugar, SugarByHalf.

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Resources Required

 

 

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Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students understand... 

  • ... the differences between healthy foods and foods only to be eaten sometimes
  • ... how to compare prices between different kinds of foods
  • ... the health benefits of eating from the five recommended food groups.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • … identify healthy foods and foods only to be eaten sometimes
  • … compare prices and calculate total price
  • … choose menu options based on the five food groups.

Teacher content information: SugarByHalf (https://www.sugarbyhalf.com/) promotes action to reduce sugar-related diseases so that we can live better, stronger and healthier lives.

Their message is simple: to reduce added sugar consumption by half. Eating too much added sugar is a key driver of serious health problems including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, tooth decay, dementia and mental health conditions. A poor diet also puts children behind their peers, impacting their brain development, s

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