Lesson 1

Being Healthy

Part of Unit 1 - Food and Nutrition
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Learning Intention

The students will plan and practice strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing.

Activity A

Introduce the word HEALTHY to the class. Allow the students approximately 30 seconds to think about what it means to be healthy.

Children are invited to volunteer their definition of healthy and key words are displayed on the board. Compare this with a dictionary definition.

Discuss the role of food in being healthy and how food affects our overall wellbeing.

Activity B

Watch the short video 'Healthy Habits, Healthy You' presented by Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Sara Grafenauer, where students can learn that the sorts of foods they eat in a day actually become a part of their body and by choosing the right sorts of foods, they have a much better chance of staying healthy.

Activity C

Discuss the food groups and the function of the nutrients using handout ‘Food Groups, nutrients and functions of the body’ (U1L1R1).

Divide the class into small groups and hand out packs of jumbled up food group and nutrient definitions. Ask groups to report back to the class with the correct matches and identify how each food group has a specific role in promoting good health.

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Teacher Notes

Consider the different types of health covered in the suggestions and clarify physical, social, emotional/mental and spiritual aspects affecting their wellbeing.

Macquarie Dictionary Definition
Health: soundness of body
Healthy: possessing or enjoying health