It has been reported in many papers that most of us need to eat more fruit and vegetables. This was in response to research suggesting that increasing the recommendation of five-a-day would help people live longer. Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day is healthier than the minimum five currently recommended and would prolong lives, experts say. But the government says its 'five-a-day' advice is sufficient and that many of us struggle to achieve even this.
Children explore the range of different fruits and vegetables that are available and use them to create a salad, fruit kebab, smoothie or vegetables and dip.
Children will be able to work scientifically by:
- identifying and classifying fruit and vegetables
Children will learn:
- to identify and name a wide variety of fruit and vegetables and learn how to prepare them for eating
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.