Unit 1

Food and Nutrition

South Australia


  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health of Individuals & Communities

Key Idea 1

Students accept increasing responsibility for their future wellbeing and analyse factors that support or present risks to their health and that of their families, friends and communities. (F In KC1)

Standard and Evidence

3.6 Analyses a variety of community health issues that affect them and investigates community programs to address them. (In T KC1 KC6)

Key Idea 2

Students read and interpret information about food selection in relation to sound dietary practice. They analyse their own meals, consider factors that influence food choice and develop skills to prepare a variety of foods which are physiologically and environmentally healthy. (Id T C KC1)

Standard and Evidence

2.8 Evaluates and reports about their diet and considers influences on their choice of foods for an active and healthy lifestyle. (T C KC1 KC2)

  • Identifies who and what influences the food they eat. (C KC1)
  • Investigates the effects of the media, advertising and electronic source of information on their selection of foods. (C KC1)

Key Idea 3

Students develop, through participation, an understanding of the components of fitness that influence their healthy growth and emerging physical capabilities. They are able to plan and make changes to those practices and values that are harmful or counterproductive. (F Id KC3)

Standard and Evidence

3.2 Develops, through participation in health-related fitness activities, an understanding of those activities’ appropriateness and effectiveness. (Id)

  • Appraises their own fitness and physical activity level. (Id KC1)
  • Explains the consequences of personal lifestyle choices (PHCS3.12)

Key Idea 4

Students increase their knowledge of and skills for healthy dietary practice. They research and critically analyse information, including online, on food choice, and identify the influence of peers and the media on nutritional choices. (Id T C KC1)

Standard and Evidence

3.8 Researches and shares findings about issues related to why individuals and groups have different eating patterns. (TC KC1 KC2)

  • Creates a presentation (e.g. uses PowerPoint) to portray the different eating patterns within the community (e.g. using categories such as gender, age, culture).


Lesson 6

Hydration - The Importance of Water

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Lessons 7 - 9

Hydration - Putting It All Together

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Lessons 11 - 12

Let’s Investigate Resources

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