Lesson 3

Healthy Eating

Part of Unit 1 - Food and Nutrition
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Learning Intention

The students will investigate resources available in helping maintain good nutrition.

Activity A

Watch the short video 'What Should I Eat Today?' which discusses what influences why we choose certain foods throughout the day. Lead a class discussion about the content of the video.

Activity B

Introduce 'The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating'. The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating’ (AGHE) has been developed by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing. The guide provides information about the amounts and kinds of food Australians need to eat each day to get enough of the nutrients necessary for good health.

Activity C

Introduce the “Go for 2 and 5” program : eating 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables every day. The program talks about the benefits of fruit and vegies and great ways to get more fruit and vegies into your day.

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Teacher Notes

A PDF of ‘The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating’ can be downloaded below.

The “Go for 2 and 5" program is an Australian Government, State and Territory initiative.