- Ask the children to imagine they are in their kitchen. They open the fridge. What can they see? What is in the fridge? The children write the food or drinks in their fridge. Follow the same procedure for the cupboards in their kitchen. Teach them the food you consider important. Include the words on this worksheet: meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, eggs, milk products, chocolate, water, pasta, rice, cakes, bread and cereal.
Completing Food and diet: A healthy diet Worksheet
- Elicit the days of the week from the children and write them on the board. Tell them what you eat every week. Use expressions like three days a weekand every day, eg I eat bread seven days a week/every day. I eat meat five days a week. I eat pizza two days a week. I eat fruit every day.
- Write on the board I eat meat five days a week. Practise the time expressions by pointing to some days of the week on the board, eg Teacher:Monday, Thursday. Class: Two days a week. Teacher: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday. Class: Three days a week. Then explain every day by writing 7 days a week = every day on the board.
- Encourage the children to tell you what they eat using I eat _____ ____ days a week/every day. If necessary you can teach them I never eat …
- The children fill in the You column in the table on their worksheet. They write how many days a week they eat the different foods.
- Let the children compare their answers in small groups. You can bring three children to the front of the class to demonstrate the activity, eg Child 1: I eat fish one day a week. Child 2: I eat fish three days a week. Child 3: I eat fish four days a week.
Tell the children what you eat following the order in Activity 1 and encourage the children to compare. Who eats more fish, meat, etc?
- Read the introduction in Activity 2 with the children (It is good for children to eat …). Say: Find and underline the different kinds of food in the sentence (meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, eggs, milk products, pasta, rice, bread, cereal). How many kinds of food are there? Ten. How many are there in the table in Activity 1? Thirteen. Find the missing foods (water, chocolate and cakes).Explain that water is a drink and that it is not good for you to eat a lot of chocolate and cakes.
- Read sentence 1 with the class and explain its meaning. Ask the childrenHow many days a week do you eat meat or fish? When a child says three or four days, for example, say: You should eat meat or fish every day. Do one or two more examples. Explain should in L1 or L2.
- The children read the sentences in Activity 2 and fill in the A healthy dietcolumn in the table in Activity 1.
- The children compare their diet to the healthy diet. In the Is my diet healthy? Yes/No column they write Yes if their diet is the same or similar (1 day difference) to the balanced diet. If it’s different by 2 days or more, they write No. Do some examples about your diet on the board, for example:
Answers: meat or fish-7; vegetables and fruit-7; eggs-3; milk products-7; chocolate and cakes- 1/2; water-7; pasta or rice-3; bread or cereal-7
- Ask the children to look at the boy and girl in the pictures. They are strong and healthy. Explain in L1 or L2 that to be strong and healthy children need to do three things. Ask the children if they know what they are.
Answers: eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep and exercise.
- The children write diet, exercise, sleep in the circles in Activity 3.
- Explain what they should do. Diet: they should eat a healthy, balanced diet. Sleep: they should sleep eight or nine hours every night. Exercise: they should do some exercise every day (this is better than a lot of exercise one day a week)
The children make more sentences using I should … , eg I should sleep more. I should do more exercise. Help them with the language if necessary.