This assembly explains that we are all eating too much sugar, a kind of fat called saturated fat, and salt. There are surprising amounts of sugar, saturated fat and salt in the everyday food and drinks we enjoy. We might seem fine on the outside, but too much sugar and saturated fat can lead to the build-up of harmful fat on the inside that we can’t see. This fat can cause serious diseases in the future.
Teach KS2 pupils about what's in their food and making healthier swaps. Our everyday food and drink can contain surprisingly high amounts of sugar, 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 and use all of this information to make healthier choices.
The Tesco Eat Happy Project is focused on helping children have a better relationship with food, through field trips, live video chats, hands-on cooking and much more. Working with teachers, they’ve created a Resource Hub full of helpful lesson plans, activities and recipes to teach children more about what goes into their food, and encourage their interest in cooking and eating healthily. Explore their website here, and help your class to 'eat happy'!
Can your class help Shaun the Sheep find a way to extend the growing season for the vegetable patches and produce enough food for all the animals in his sustainable city? Use the short 'Winter is Coming' mission on our online game Sustainable Shaun as a starter with your class to introduce what plants need to grow and thrive.