Food for Life

Food is the fuel children need to be strong and grow. What they eat and how much they eat is important. Taste Buds Food for Life session aims to help children make healthier choices by learning more about the different types of food their body need to help them grow, learn and have fun. Start by watching the Food for Life animation.

You’ll find more facts about the Eatwell Guide and making healthy choices in the information sheet. The worksheets and interactive quiz are colourful and engaging ways to reinforce the messages in the animation.


lesson plan thumbnailLesson plan

This step-by-step lesson plan includes lesson objectives, learning outcomes, teacher's notes and a guide to the resources.


taste buds ni info sheet, thumbnailInformation sheet  - Food for Life

The Eatwell Guide shows the different types of foods and drinks we should consume – and in what proportions – to have a healthy, balanced diet. It divides the foods and drinks we consume into five main groups. This information sheet explains the food groups in the Eatwell Guide and the different foods from which to choose a healthy diet.

the eatwell guide, thumbnailPoster - The Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide poster provides the names of each food group, shows examples of foods and drinks in each food group, shows how much of what you eat overall should come from each food group and gives healthy eating advice.

a simple eatwell plate, thumbnailWorksheet - Odd one out

Different foods are shown placed on the Eatwell Guide. Children can have fun finding the foods that are in the wrong food group.

the eatwell plate with different foods besideWorksheet - Where does the food belong?

Photographs of different foods are shown next to the Eatwell Guide. The children are asked to draw a line, connecting each food to the food group it belongs to.

Quiz sheetQuiz sheet - What am I?

Children work in pairs to identify various foods based on the descriptions provided.



Puzzled children with the eatwell guideInteractive drag and drop quiz

The interactive drag and drop quiz asks the children what food group each food belongs to. The quiz features different foods.