Be Food Smart: KS1 Toolkit

Teach KS1 pupils about what's in their food and making healthier swaps

Years: 1, 2

Duration: 90mins

Curriculum Objectives: 20

Subjects: English, Maths, PSHE, Science


Resource Overview

English and Maths resources for Key Stage 1, looking at how we can find out what’s in our food and make healthier choices.

We’re all eating too much sugar, saturated fat and salt. Our everyday food and drink can contain surprisingly high amounts, meaning most of us are eating more than we realise. 

Schools can make a difference by using the Be Food Smart resources to help their pupils understand how we can:
• find out how much sugar, saturated fat and salt is in our food and drink
• compare different products based on their nutritional content
• use all of this information to make healthier choices.


Resource Assets

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KS1 Teacher Guide

Curriculum-linked assembly, classroom and whole-school ideas to help Key Stage 1 pupils see what’s in their food and make healthier choices.

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KS1 Lesson Powerpoint Presentation

Simple and engaging slides to accompany the lesson plans

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Quiz Sheet

Test out your knowledge!

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Sienna's Story

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KS1 Activity Sheets Y1

Hands on learning for 5-6 year olds

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KS1 Activity Sheets Y2

Hands on learning for 6-7 year olds

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KS1 Extension Ideas

Taking the learning to the next level...

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Nutrition Information for Teachers

Factual backup!


Curriculum Objectives

  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions.
  • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.
  • Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes.
  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations.
  • Year 1
    • Understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
    • Understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • Year 2
    • Understand both the books that they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to by answering and asking questions
  • Year 1 (Age 5-6)
    • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for capacity and volume [for example, full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter]
    • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass/weight [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than]
    • Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of twos, fives and tens
    • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
  • Year 2 (Age 6-7)
    • Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
  • Year 1 (Age 5-6)
    • Describe the importance for humans of eating the right amounts of different types of food.
    • Identify and classify.
    • Use data to help answer questions.
  • Year 2 (aged 6-7)
    • Animals, including humans: describe the importance for humans of eating the right amounts of different types of food.
    • Identify and classify.
    • Perform simple tests, identifying and classifying, gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
    • Use data to help answer questions.