In this lesson, students will read and talk about balanced diets and learn how to interpret the nutritional information tables on food packaging. As a result, students will be more able to make healthier food choices when food shopping.
Topic: Eating a balanced diet and understanding nutritional information on food packaging
- To develop students’ ability to speed read
- To develop students’ ability to talk about balanced diet
- To expand students’ vocabulary for describing what food contains
- To help students read nutritional information on food packaging
Time: 90 minutes
Tip – bring a multi-pack of small breakfast cereal boxes (empty or full) to the class. Encourage students to bring in their own empty food packaging in advance for the final task.
This is a reading, speaking and vocabulary lesson based on the topics of balanced diets and nutritional information on food packaging. As a result, students will be more able to make healthier food choices when out shopping. The reading texts can be accessed from the NHS Choices website:
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