Healthy Food for a Healthy Planet

Explore food that is healthy for people and healthy for the planet

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 120mins

Curriculum Objectives: 6

Subjects: D&T, Music, Science

Resource Overview

Children are constantly bombarded with information about the negative impact of human activity on the Earth, and particularly how we’re affecting the climate. The topic of food provides a unique opportunity to introduce the issue of climate change in an accessible and engaging way, exploring actions we can all take to make a positive difference.

This resource has been produced as part of WWF’s Green Ambassadors ‘Plant2Plate’ campaign, which offers a host of resources and activities to develop pupils’ knowledge and skills around the topic of food and to develop an interest in cooking and growing their own food.

Resource Assets


Healthy Food for a Healthy Planet Resource Pack

The aim of this resource is to encourage 7 to 11 year olds to find out more about where our food comes from and the impact of food production on the environment, with a particular focus on climate change.

Curriculum Objectives

  • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.
  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.
    • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.