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This website includes lot's of information, games and fun ideas for children about healthy eating and growing healthy food. This website comes from 'Jamie-Oliver's Woolworth's gardening book'. This book and website include many different games including crosswords, creating a healthy plate, spot the difference in healthy foods, questions, gardening ideas and competitions. It also provides information about healthy eating and how to grow a healthy garden.
This could be a great resource for teachers to use in the classroom, when teaching 'food technology'. The teachers could choose the activities they believe will be more useful and engaging for their students, and as a class the teacher could work with the students to grow a healthy garden at school. The teacher could go through the healthy eating information with students out of the book.
The ideas, information and fun activities in this book align with the requirements from the Australian Curriculum- Technologies draft.
Here are the curriculum links:
Foundations to year 2:
-Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)
Year 3 and 4:
-Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)
Year 5 and 6:
-Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments(ACTDEK021)
-Investigate the role of food preparation in maintaining good health and the importance of food safety and hygiene (ACTDEK022)
I believe this book/ website would be useful for any primary aged student. The younger students would just need more teacher guidance. I believe the older primary students would still enjoy creating a healthy garden, watching it grow and learning about healthy eating.