Curriculum for Excellence
HWB 3-34a - Having explored a range of issues which may affect food choice, I can discuss how this could impact on the individual’s health.
HWB 3-36a - Using my knowledge of nutrition and current healthy eating advice, I can evaluate the information on food packaging, enabling me to make informed choices when preparing and cooking healthy dishes.
HWB 4-32a - Having identified diet-related conditions, I can adapt and cook recipes to suit individual needs.
HWB 4-34a - Having explored a range of issues which may affect food choice, I can discuss how this could impact on the individual’s health.
Learning intentions / Success criteria
- We are learning about amounts of sugar in drinks and how to make more informed decisions when choosing what to drink.
- We are learning about the effect of sugar on health.
- I can explain the amount of sugar in different drinks.
- I can describe the effect of sugar on an individual's health.
Maths – graph / weighing / measuring
Science – weighing / measuring
- Explain the effects of sugar and what it can do to health using e.g. the FSS website.
Drinks sorting exercise
- Pupils to guess how much sugar they think is in their own drinks (per 100ml or per portion), put in order of most to least.
- Discuss pupils own consumption of sugar and understand what drinks they consume that contain sugar.
- Visually show sugar using sugar cubes that have been weighed out to match sugar in pupils own drinks.
- Pupils to then plot amounts on a graph which can be put on the classroom wall.
- Pupils investigate and identify positive alternatives to the drinks they currently consume.
- Pupils present back their findings to the class.
SAY – Questioning
DO – Observations
DO – Identifying appropriate alternative drinks
Consider CfE Benchmarks, for example:
- Explains factors that could influence choice of food, for example, media, poverty, peer pressure...and potential impact on health.
- Evaluates information on food packaging and uses it to make informed choices when selecting food for given situations.
Use a sliding scale to visually represent drinks and the sugar they contain.
Pupils to pair up and calculate how much sugar is consumed in a week from drinks and plot on a graph to visually represent.