Help your middle years students
learn to make healthy food choices, appreciate the importance of daily
exercises and develop habits they will maintain throughout their lives.
Students will learn about
the health benefits of vegetables, what it means to be “gluten-free” and about
serving sizes with activities such as "Vegetable Family Tree", "What Does Gluten-Free
Mean?" and "What Counts as One Serving?". Activities like "Pathway to Health"
and "Fitness Survey" will help students expand on their knowledge. Encourage
them to journal about nutrition, fitness and health to reinforce what they have
learned. Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids,
Middle Years has a journal resource and additional resources that can be
accessed at go.hbe.com.au. A Healthy
Habits classroom poster is available to purchase.
Points of Interest:
The book has been adapted
to include the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education
expectations for the middle years.
Five food groups are
explored: fruits, vegetables, whole grains and cereals, protein and dairy.
Students learn about
kilojoules, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, and the roles
nutrients play in overall health.
exercises are suggested.
concepts include food safety, germ prevention and dental care.
The Australian Curriculum
supports a whole-child approach to education - one that ensures that each
student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged in their learning.
This series also supports a whole-child approach to education and can be used
to support such health and nutrition policies as the NSW Department of
Education Nutrition in Schools Policy.