Healthy Eating


Healthy Eating

Authors: E. Ruiz Rodríguez, E. Pino Gracias, M. Collet García, J. Moreno Casado

Overall aims:

  • Understand the different properties of food;
  • Discover nutrients and their implication in our health;
  • Understand the differences between natural foods and processed foods;
  • Develop the skills of classifying foods according to their properties;
  • Strengthen understanding of the ecological and economic values of vegetable cultivation;
  • Build an attitude of responsibility for the natural environment; 
  • Build an attitude of responsibility with money and how to spend it.

Intended learning outcomes:

The child will be able to:

  • Distinguish the foods that should be consumed more frequently;
  • Explain the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables;
  • Understand the drawbacks of consuming lots of sweets and treats;
  • Distinguish the different food groups;
  • Know where the food comes from;
  • Learn about the role of vegetables in nature;
  • Distinguish processed foods from natural ones; 


Initial Discussion
What do
we know about foods? Which are healthier? What do they provide us? What should their consumption be?

Ongoing  Described in each resource

Final – Design the poster:The food pyramid”

Pathway structure

Stage I – Ecological and Social pillar

Know the origin and properties of food and classify them according to whether they are more or less healthy.  Discover how plants grow and understand the ecological and economic role of plant cultivation.

Stage II – Ecological, economic and social pillar

Check the need to have money and to make the purchase to be able to obtain the different foods. Discover what foods are needed to build a balanced and healthy menu. 

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