Nutrition and food resources

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Good nutrition is essential for mental and physical well-being. Food is packed full of nutrients and calories, so let’s clear up what these two items are:

Nutrients – A substance that provides nourishment essential for the maintenance of life and for growth.

Calories – Tiny creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes a little bit tighter every night. Jokes! A calorie is a unit that is used to measure energy. The calorie you see on a food package is actually a kilocalorie, or 1,000 calories.

Obesity in children is on the increase in SA at an alarming rate. Children need to know that what they eat today impacts their health in later years.

— Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in —

Each teacher can encourage their learners to, as far as possible, choose wisely and rein in on that fast food. Here are some great resources on this important subject.


Worksheets and activities

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Practise Writing A Balanced Argument: Young People Eat Too Much Fast Food (9-14 years)


Writing A Balanced Argument' work packs are essential for all students wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations. This series of work packs set out how to write a well-balanced argument. The student will learn how to structure their writing, putting forward a point of view, backing it up with convincing evidence, building up a relevant counter argument and knocking it down, as well as, putting forward their own comments and opinions. These work packs focus on discursive writing, enabling the pupil to examine points for and against in a variety of subjects suitable for older children and teenage readers - healthy eating, fashion, social issues and many more. The student will learn vital essay writing skills, that will assist their studies in other areas of the curriculum. In addition to this, the work packs teach organisational and literary devices in persuasive writing, including, figurative language, emotive words, repetition, connectives and use of good vocabulary. The student will learn how to consider writing for the appropriate audience, how to vary sentence types in order to make writing more interesting, and the importance of using good spelling, punctuation and grammar. Each work pack includes an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by students and provides practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. They are packed with vital hints and tips to enable the pupil to be successful and gain good grades. The work packs are ideal for home study and will reinforce the work done in school. They may be purchased in any order. There are a number of titles to choose from. By working through the packs, the student will grow in confidence and will learn to enjoy writing. The packs are also a useful resource for teachers and save hours of time when preparing lessons or homework tasks. 21 pages