Fruit and veg

In this activity children explore the range of fruits and vegetables that are available and use them to create a salad, fruit kebab and smoothies.

Description

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.

Learning Objective:

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 

 

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Acknowledgements

These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.