Food and Mood: Creating a 'Mentally Healthy' Lunchbox

Inside My Mentally Healthy Lunchbox by Exciting Teacher

‘Food and Mood Creating a ‘Mentally Healthy’ Lunchbox’ is a resource designed to support children and young people with exploring food nutrition and how it affects our mental health and wellbeing. 

How could this resource be used?

  • To support understanding of healthy eating and lifestyle management.
  • To promote nutritionally rich foods.
  • To display.
  • To form a whole-class activity. This could also inspire a practical activity.

 

Which statutory PSHE curriculum* objectives does this resource fall into?

*in line with the PSHE Association 2021 Statutory Guidance.

  • KS2: H1 – how to make informed decisions about health.
  • KS2: H2 – about the elements of a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
  • KS2: H6 – about what constitutes a healthy diet; how to plan healthy meals; benefits to health and wellbeing of eating nutritionally rich foods; risks associated with not eating a healthy diet including obesity and tooth decay.

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