Year 6 Healthy Bodies

13 February 2015

As part of our ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ topic we have been learning about food groups and nutrition. Jane Barratt, a nutritionist, visited us to explain why the human body needs a RAINBOW of fruit and vegetables to enable it to grow and repair itself. We found out about the eleven body systems and that there are 35 trillion cells in our body!

We used all of the information Jane told us to sort food into the five common food groups, deciding where they should go through lots of discussion. We then used this information to start planning a healthy school lunch menu for secondary school. We looked at different example lunch menus but noticed that if you were vegetarian, vegan, coeliac, diabetic, or had food allergies, or your religion prohibited you eating certain foods, you had very little choice about what you could eat for lunch. We decided to plan a lunch menu that would be suitable for everyone!