I am What I Eat

The world of food poses many dangers and benefits to our health. How do we know what is the best option for our bodies and health? 
This module explores the relationship between food and health, especially highlighting the dangers of sugar and the benefits of a balanced diet. 
This information will always be of utmost importance to us. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
2 x presentations
2 x teacher’s notes
2 x sample answer sheets
Learner resources4 x worksheet
4 x supporting resources
Projects – experiments2 x practical activities

Module key questions

  • There are so many foods to choose from. How can we make healthy choices?
  • What does it mean to eat a balanced diet?
  • Is staying active important for a healthy lifestyle, or is eating healthfully enough?
  • What are some of the different forms that sugar comes in, and how can we recognise them?
  • How does eating too much sugar affect our bodies?
  • What do we need to know in order to make healthy food choices?
  • Which foods do we prefer and why?
  • How does our food reflect our culture and our traditions?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 3 – 4 | 8-10 years
Term4 (Grade 4)
CAPS subjectLife Orientation
Subject strandHealth and Environmental Responsibility – Dietary habits of children
Sub-topicsHealthy and unhealthy eating
Impacts on oral and dental hygiene

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Each lesson is aligned to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons

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