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 what they eat for their main meal whether it is at mid-day or evening and how some of these foods are prepared. You will need packaging as suggested in the homework section of ‘The way in’.

Let's Make it – Salad

You will need salad vegetables.

Let's Make it – Fruit Salad

You will need fruits, orange juice and sharp knives.

Let's Grow it – Beans

You will need:

  • bean seeds
  • compost
  • trays.

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

Dear Parents or Carers,


As part of our work on balanced eating we will be learning about and doing activities about the main meal of the day, sometimes called lunch and sometimes called dinner. Some people eat this at 12 noon ...

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