Resources aim to share the awareness of the new Healthy Eating Guidelines and Food Pyramid launched on the 6th December by Minister of State for Health Promotion.
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Downloadable poster by safefood website. Poster visually displays the new Food Pyramid released by Minister Corcoran Kennedy. Resource aims to increase awareness of healthy eating choices in Ireland. The guidelines reflect best international evidence.View full description
Suggestions for use: Use the food pyramid to inform students of the new guidelines. Students should be encouraged to plan their daily eating habits around the food pyramid to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. Lesson idea: Print out the old pyramid and new pyramid for students to compare and evaluate the changes happening in the food pyramid for their school.
Key Skills: Staying Well Managing Myself
Leaflet explaining the food pyramid and how people can integrate the food pyramid into their daily life. Sections on the leaflet include staying active, alcohol, making healthy choices, the food pyramid, serving guides and tips for overweight adults to get to a healthy weight.View full description
Scroll down to the end of the website page to download the information sheets and sample daily meal plans for varying age groups. Meal plans for people aged 5, 70, 21, 52, 10, 30, 67. Fact sheets on Vegetables, wholemeal cereals, milk, meat/ nuts, fats, foods high in salt, sugar and fat. There is even differentiated food pyramids with simple, advanced and complex versions available.View full description
Suggestions for use: Use the resources as a means of awareness and informing students of the new food pyramid. The daily meal plans are an excellent resource for students to examine. Perhaps set up a rotation station where students have time to discuss and read the individual meal plans. After the rotation station activity, students should be given time to design their own meal plans using the new food pyramid.
Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well
An article focusing on science/home economic issues in the media. The article describes the new healthy eating guidelines and food pyramid.View full description
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