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5 Keys to Safer Food!

5 Keys to Safer Food! | Maintaining good health, Resources for educating children about nutrition, hygiene and food safety. | Scoop.it
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This resource can be useful for implementation within the classroom as the form of a poster.

This poster specifically targets five key components of food safety;

-          Keep clean

-          Separate raw and cooked

-          Cook thoroughly

-          Keep food at safe temperatures

-          Use safe water and raw materials

This poster provides ways in which to achieve these five key components and also explains the reasons as to why it is important to address these five key concepts.

Essentially through addressing these five key concepts of food safety, ultimately links to the Australian curriculum through the following content descriptors and elaborations:

Year 3 and 4

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

recognising the benefits food technologies provide for health and food safety and ensuring that a wide variety of food is available and can be prepared for healthy eating

Year 5 and 6

Investigate the role of food preparation in maintaining good health and the importance of food safety and hygiene (ACTDEK022)

identifying work practices that show an understanding of nutrition, environmental considerations, hygiene and food safety when designing and making a food product, for example washing fruit and vegetables carefully to remove residues, safe disposal of cooking oils to avoid environmental damage, refrigerated storage of highly perishable foods

 

Poster retrieved from: http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/consumer/en/5keys_en.pdf

 

(Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2014)

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Preston City Council - Good Food Hygiene Help Guide - YouTube

This Award Winning Animation, was created for preston council as part of the newly created Preston council video awards, run in partnership with the Universi...
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This YouTube clip is a great resource that discusses a variety of topics in relation to ‘The importance of Preparing Food Hygienically and The Dangers of Not Following Safe Practices’.

In association with this, the YouTube clip explores four main topics. These include:

-          Personal Hygiene (washing hands)

-          Storing food (safe temperatures for cooking and storing food and the importance of use by dates)

-          Cross contamination (Different chopping boards, using clean utensils)

-          Correct cooking

 

Therefore this is a great resource in which discusses a variety of topics in relation to hygiene and food safety!

 

This clip could be specifically implemented into learning experiences in order to address the following content descriptors and elaborations.

 

Foundation – 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)

exploring the tools, equipment and techniques used to prepare food safely and hygienically for healthy eating

Year 5 and 6

Investigate the role of food preparation in maintaining good health and the importance of food safety and hygiene (ACTDEK022)

identifying work practices that show an understanding of nutrition, environmental considerations, hygiene and food safety when designing and making a food product, for example washing fruit and vegetables carefully to remove residues, safe disposal of cooking oils to avoid environmental damage, refrigerated storage of highly perishable foods
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Go For Your Life: Interactive Lunchbox

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Try the ‘Go for your life’ Interactive Lunchbox! Simply add drinks, snacks and mains to your lunchbox and weigh up your lunch to see how healthy it really is…
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This is a great resource and is most definitely worth taking a look at! This is a great online resource that focuses on healthy school lunches! This is highly interactive for students as they have the chance to pack a lunch box! Students are presented with a lunch box and are required to select three snacks, a main and a drink from the variety of both healthy and unhealthy foods displayed. The aim is for students to create a healthy lunch box, as an important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle is eating healthy foods. Once students have packed their lunch they are asked the question “do you think you made a healthy lunch?” and have two options, to either see their results of their created lunch box or to change the foods they have chosen for their lunch box. If students think their choices are healthy, then they receive their feedback! Students will receive one of the following results:

1. A+ lunch! – You made a champions meal!

2. Pretty good – But you can do better

3. Ooops you packed an unhealthy lunch


To add to the greatness of this resource! Students are also provided with a brief explanation of two of the food choices they made within their lunch box! Whether it be a healthy or unhealthy choice students are informed of a brief explanation about the specific food. For example, below are two examples.

Whole grain salad roll – Whole grain bread is full of fibre, which keeps you feeling full for longer.

Vegies are full of fibre, vitamins and minerals!  


By providing students with an opportunity to partake within this excellent resource is ultimately addressing the following content descriptors for the year levels foundation to year two:

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

However, it must be acknowledged that students reading abilities must be taken into consideration as there is no voice over provided with the text. Therefore depending on the year level and students reading abilities, a whole class approach or small groups which include a more capable reader (perhaps teacher aide, parent helper or student) would be more suitable.

Although overall I think this is a great resource and you should check it out!


(Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2014).

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"Food Group Fun" - Nutrition - YouTube

http://geomotiongroup.com/product/all-around-nutrition-mat-dvd Sample activity selected from the forthcoming Learnercise® video, All Around the Nutrition Mat...
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This particular YouTube clip is one in which could be implemented within a classroom to help engage students in a fun learning experience that explores the different food groups and foods appropriate to each specific group.

 

In implementing this YouTube clip, provides students with an experience where they are able to physically participate, providing a different learning experience in which considers the different learning styles within the class.

 

The particular clip, links directly to the content descriptor and elaboration for foundation to year two level of:

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

In which explores the specific elaboration of:

 

-          identifying and categorising a wide range of foods, including Aboriginal bush foods, into food groups and describing tools and equipment needed to prepare these for healthy eating

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Printable - Color and Sorting Food Groups

Printable - Color and Sorting Food Groups | Maintaining good health, Resources for educating children about nutrition, hygiene and food safety. | Scoop.it
Free food groups printable nutrition education worksheet- Kids learn about the USDA Food Pyramid food groups- students will identify the foods in each food group, circle food group foods and color the nutrition theme pictures.
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This is a short activity in which students complete by colouring in the appropriate images that belong in the particular food group. Some may assume that this activity is simply just colouring in images that are subject to the correct food group with the intentions of a ‘gap filler’ or ‘time filler’ activity.

 

However I believe this would be a valuable resource as it allows the students to express their understanding of each food group in which could be used as a form of formative assessment. In providing students with this activity, or one similar, provides the teacher with the opportunity to develop an understanding as to which students have acquired a deep understanding of the concept and determine which students require further assist to broaden their understanding of the food groups.

 

This activity links to the Australian Curriculum: technologies as it allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and understandings in relation to the specific foods that belong in each of the food groups. Furthermore, specifically this then relates to the content descriptor for foundation to year two of:

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

In which explores the specific elaboration of:

 

-          identifying and categorising a wide range of foods, including Aboriginal bush foods, into food groups and describing tools and equipment needed to prepare these for healthy eating

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Dumex Mamil All 'n One -- 5 Food Groups Video with Hi-5 - YouTube

We all know that kids have to eat a wide variety of food to get all the essential nutrients they need. Helping them develop healthy eating habits now ensures...
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This particular resource is a YouTube clip in which will provide students with information regarding the five food groups. Whilst searching through multiple youtube clips about the five food groups, this particular clip stood out amongst the others as a way to introduce the five groups.

 

The reason as to why I find this particular clip of value is because it not only informs students of the five food group names, it also provides students with example foods that are evident within each food group and why eating foods from each food group is important.

 

The use of this youtube clip could be appropriately used to introduce students to the five food groups, as it is engaging and fun. Therefore this clip could be used to address the following content descriptor and elaboration through introducing and discussing the five food groups.

 

Content descriptor: Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Elaboration: identifying and categorising a wide range of foods, including Aboriginal bush foods, into food groups and describing tools and equipment needed to prepare these for healthy eating   

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Classroom lesson; Fruits and Vegetables | Recipes

Classroom lesson; Fruits and Vegetables | Recipes | Maintaining good health, Resources for educating children about nutrition, hygiene and food safety. | Scoop.it
Classroom lesson; Fruits and Vegetables.I just got back from teaching 50, first graders about fruits and vegetables. Here is what we did: Read the story, "Gregory the Terrible Eater" This is an...
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Throughout my time seeking a range of useful resources which would be beneficial in implementing the Australian Curriculum: Design and Technologies, in regards to nutrition, I came across a blog post made by Amy Roskelley. This particular blog post made by Amy, in which can be viewed by clicking this link http://www.superhealthykids.com/recipes-blog/tools-for-teaching.php , discusses her experience teaching 50 first grade students about fruit and vegetables and the importance of eating healthy. This blog post breaks down the lesson taught into each part and in doing so provides some valuable tips, resources and activities.

 

Whilst reading through Amy’s experience of teaching 50 grade one students about this topic, I found it provided me with valuable resources, teaching ideas and key questions in which I believe could be of value in teaching the introduction phase of the following content description and elaboration from the Australian Curriculum: Design and Technologies.

 

Content descriptor:

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Elaboration:

identifying and categorising a wide range of foods, including Aboriginal bush foods, into food groups and describing tools and equipment needed to prepare these for healthy eating

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smart-choices-strategy.pdf

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This particular resource ‘Smart Choices Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Schools’ is one in which presents valuable for teachers, parents and students. This particular document informs the readers of the recommended number of daily serves for children according to their age and food group type.

This document also provides examples of ‘green’ foods, have plenty, ‘amber’ foods, select carefully and ‘red’ foods which are occasional foods and drinks. In relation to these foods types, the document also discusses how to identify whether a food belongs within the ‘green’, ‘amber’ or ‘red’ group through exploring how to investigate the nutritional value, including the amount of saturated fat and kilojoules displayed on the food labels.

Therefore this particular document policy can be used when implementing the following content descriptors and specific elaborations:

 

Year 3 and 4 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

-          Investigating the labels on food products to determine how the information provided contributes to healthy eating, for example ingredients and nutrition panels 

 

Year 5 & 6 

Investigate the role of food preparation in maintaining good health and the importance of food safety and hygiene (ACTDEK022)  

-          Investigate the role of food preparation in maintaining good health and the importance of food safety and hygiene  

 

(Australian Curriculum, Assessment & Reporting Authority, 2014)

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The Food Safety Mobile!

The Food Safety Mobile! | Maintaining good health, Resources for educating children about nutrition, hygiene and food safety. | Scoop.it
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This is a great online game for year five and six students! When undertaking this game students will explore the concept of food safety. This game has a continuous voice over that reads and explains the information and questions presented, which in turn will assist those students who may experience reading difficulties. This game is presented in a manner where students are on the Food Safety Mobile and travel along the road, during the journey students need to avoid the bacteria and are asked questions about food safety. Students need to select the correct answer from a possible four. Once students have selected their answer they are provided with an explanation of the correct answer. The specific topics students will be learn about and the topics the questions are focused on include the following:

How/when to refrigerate cooked food

Where bacteria can be found

Hygiene, when to wash hands

Cross contamination

Temperature to safely cook foods

Temperature for freezing foods

Washing and preparing fruits and vegetables

The game advocates and reinforces the four steps to safely handling foods, Clean, Separate, cook and chill!

Essentially, this online game appropriately addresses the Australian Curriculum Technologies for year five and six students through the following content descriptor and elaboration:


 

Investigate the role of food preparation in maintaining good health and the importance of food safety and hygiene (ACTDEK022)

 

identifying work practices that show an understanding of nutrition, environmental considerations, hygiene and food safety when designing and making a food product, for example washing fruit and vegetables carefully to remove residues, safe disposal of cooking oils to avoid environmental damage, refrigerated storage of highly perishable foods


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Ride the Food Label Game- Fun Game for Kids, Reading Food Nutrition Labels, Learning Nutrition Labeling Information

Ride the Food Label Game- Fun Game for Kids, Reading Food Nutrition Labels, Learning Nutrition Labeling Information | Maintaining good health, Resources for educating children about nutrition, hygiene and food safety. | Scoop.it
Ride the Food Label Game With A Talking Food Label!
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This particular online resource is an interactive game in which provides students with the opportunity to explore food labels and their contents. In completing this online game, students are taught about the particular things presented on food labels particularly looking at what they are and whether they are good for our bodies. Students are presented with particular food items labels and are required to select the appropriate component of the food label that indicates the particular information about the food. For example students may be required to click the information that informs them on how much total fat, protein or carbohydrates are within the particular food. I think this is a great resource that students will find fun and interesting, a different way to look at food labels! I believe that this is a great way to explore the labels on commonly used food items as it further explains the contents within the food and whether they are healthy choices for our bodies!

By participating within the online game is ultimately addressing the following content descriptor for year three and four students:


Links to curriculum: Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

investigating the labels on food products to determine how the information provided contributes to healthy eating, for example ingredients and nutrition panels

 

(Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2014).

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jarjums-sect3-less4.pdf

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The above link, will direct you to an online website that provides a series of activities in which address the topic relevant to this curated collection. Furthermore within this online document, there are engaging activities in which address the spread of germs, personal hygiene, hand washing practices, food safety preparation and kitchen hygiene.

 

For example a specific activity I found to be particularly interesting was in relation to the spread of germs. Within this activity, a small amount of Vaseline is applied to the teachers hand and glitter is then poured onto the Vaseline. The teacher then goes around the classroom touching things, such as a pen, a light switch and so on. Students then discuss the spread of glitter and discuss the similarities of the spread of germs.

 

The activities presented within this document link to the following year levels and content descriptors/elaboration:

 

Foundation – Yr 2 Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

exploring the tools, equipment and techniques used to prepare food safely and hygienically for healthy eating

Elements within this resource could also be adapted and slightly modified to also suit the following year levels and content descriptions/elaborations. 

Year 3 & 4 Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

recognising the benefits food technologies provide for health and food safety and ensuring that a wide variety of food is available and can be prepared for healthy eating

Year 5 & 6 Investigate the role of food preparation in maintaining good health and the importance of food safety and hygiene (ACTDEK022)

identifying work practices that show an understanding of nutrition, environmental considerations, hygiene and food safety when designing and making a food product, for example washing fruit and vegetables carefully to remove residues, safe disposal of cooking oils to avoid environmental damage, refrigerated storage of highly perishable foods

I find this website is very useful in providing activities and ideas in which could be used to discuss the topics discussed, I highly recommend you take the time to have a look!

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Introduction to my page!

Introduction to my page! | Maintaining good health, Resources for educating children about nutrition, hygiene and food safety. | Scoop.it
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Hi there,

I thought I would take the time to introduce myself and provide you with a brief explanation as to what my scoop it page is all about.

Well firstly, my name is Shanice Drummond and I am a fourth year education student at the University of Southern Queensland. I am very passionate about education and cannot wait to become a qualified teacher!

 

Throughout this scoop it page, you will find a range of resources, ideas and activities that will support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies. More specifically, many of the resources posted within this scoop it will be relevant to nutrition, food safety and hygiene and accompanied with a brief explanation on how I believe it is valuable and how it is relevant to assisting the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies.  

 

So I hope that you all enjoy this scoop it page, and find the resources, ideas and activities of value! Also for more talk, resources, ideas and activities follow me on twitter! My user name is @Shanice_D

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Shanice :)

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Six Free iPad Apps for Making Healthy Choices

Six Free iPad Apps for Making Healthy Choices | Maintaining good health, Resources for educating children about nutrition, hygiene and food safety. | Scoop.it
Back to school is the perfect time of year to establish routines and remind students about making healthy choices. Children of all ages should have an understanding of the impact of their decisions r
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This particular blog, created by Monica Burns, provides teachers with six useful iPad apps about making healthy choices. Within this blog post, Monica has named and described the six iPad applications and stated how she believes they will benefit students.

 

One particular application Monica discussed called ‘Fooducate’, I believe would be effective in implementing the Australian Curriculum: Design and Technologies. This specific application allows students to scan any barcode presented on food packages. Students will then be presented with a grade that indicates how healthy the food is. This particular application used within a shop scene scenario along with a discussion about why the particular food was given a particular grade (students could refer to the food packing information and ingredients to seek an explanation, e.g. if there is a high sugar or fat content listed on the packaging that could indicate why the app produced an unhealthy food result) provides students with a fun and engaging learning experience.

 

In doing so this would present relevance in addressing the following content descriptor for years 3 and 4.

 

Content descriptor: Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

Elaboration: investigating the labels on food products to determine how the information provided contributes to healthy eating, for example ingredients and nutrition panels

 

I recommend you have a look at this blog! There is some useful applications described and if you click the links within the blog you will be directed to a page that further explains the applications, happy reading!

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hand washing poster | Craftability | Pinterest

hand washing poster | Craftability | Pinterest | Maintaining good health, Resources for educating children about nutrition, hygiene and food safety. | Scoop.it
This Pin was discovered by Doctored Designs. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest. | See more about hand washing, printables and pumpkins.
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This particular resource is one which I believe would be of value in regards to informing students about hygiene. By displaying this poster within the classroom, or nearby where students wash their hands will reiterate and remind student's of the correct process of washing their hands and that it is important to eliminate the many germs obtained during everyday life.

 

However I believe that this poster would be most beneficial when it is not only displayed, but also discussed with students. So that students understand the posters purpose and are aware of why it is important to wash hands.

 

This particular resource would link to the Australian Curriculum: Design and Technologies through addressing the following content descriptor and elaboration: 

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

-exploring the tools, equipment and techniques used to prepare food safely and hygienically for healthy eating

 

 

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