Activity Introduction

Quick summary:

In this lesson, students will take social action around the issue of how sugar impacts our health and wellbeing. They will organise a Good Health Snack-Fest, where, working in groups, they will choose and prepare a healthy snack or drink recipe, invite attendees to the event, organise the event, and prepare and deliver a presentation that informs attendees about the importance of consuming food and drinks with high nutritional value.

Learning intentions:

  • Students will know how to reduce sugar in their food and drink
  • Students will understand how to educate others about a health issue

21st century skills: 

CommunicatingCommunity EngagementFlexibilityInitiativeTeam Work





Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions: 

Year 7 & 8 Health and Physical Education

  • Investigate and select strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS073)
  • Plan and use health practices, behaviours and resources to enhance health, safety and wellbeing of their communities (ACPPS077)

Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE4.2, PDHPE4.3, PDHPE4.6,PDHPE4.7, PDHPE4.8, PDHPE4.9, PDHPE4.10, PDHPE4.12, PDHPE4.16.

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability

Relevant parts of Year 7 & 8 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students investigate strategies and practices that enhance their own, others’ and community health, safety and wellbeing. They demonstrate skills to make informed decisions, and propose and implement actions that promote their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing.

Topic: Consumption. 

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work SugarByHalf – HPE – Years 7-8.

Time required: 60 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: High – support class to organise and host an event.

Resources required:

  • Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
  • Event Organisation Checklist (one per group of 2-3 students).
  • PART A: 
  • Ingredients, utensils and appropriate room (i.e. Food Tech classroom) to prepare snacks and drinks.
  • Web enabled devices (enough for one between three students) OR recipe books (they must have no/low sugar recipes in them).
  • PART B: 
  • Paper, pens, pencils for creation of event invitations/posters and information posters.
  • Space to host the Good Health Snack Fest.
  • PART C:
  • Device with word processing software, printer, paper and stapler for creation of Good Health Snack-Fest recipe booklet (optional).
  • PART D: 
  • Paper and creative supplies as listed in Part B. 

Keywords: Sugar, health, nutrition, food and drink, community engagement, event, party, presentation, planning.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.


Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students understand...

  • … how to reduce sugar in their food and drink consumption
  • … how to educate others about a health issue.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • … identify food and drink that contains low or no sugar
  • … organise and host a small event
  • … educate others about a health issue.

Teacher content information: 

SugarByHalf ( promotes action to reduce sugar-related diseases so that Australians 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, affecting brain development, sleep and ability to learn. Poor diet choices ultimately mean that this generation of children could be the first in modern history to live

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Student Worksheet

Student Worksheet

Record the recipe that your group found below:

Before creating your Snack-Fest invitations fill out the following information:

  • Date, time and location of the event



  • Some brief details about the event - what people should expect when they attend



  • Any details about potential allergens that may be present at the event



  • …as well as other details (i.e. will attendees be expected to make a gold coin donation?)





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