To promote healthy eating habits, the author engages children in draw-and-talk or draw-and-write activities and provides teachers with essential instructional resources.


In this section the children will be thinking about picnics and outdoor eating, what they eat and drink on a picnic and how some of these foods are prepared.

You will need a photocopy of the British Isles for each pair of children for the cheese activity.

Let's Make it – Cream Cheese

You'll need

  • old creamy milk
  • glass bowl or dish
  • muslin for straining.

Let's Make it – Pizzas

See the recipe on page 98.

Let's Make it – Sandwiches

You'll need

  • slices of different kinds of bread
  • cream cheese
  • various other fillings.

Let's Grow it – Tomatoes

You'll need

  • a packet of tomato seed or some seeds from a ripe tomato.

Suggested Letter to Parents and Carers before Starting Work on This Section

Dear Parents and Carers


As part of our work on balanced eating we will be learning about ...

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