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Lesson 2

Nutrition: What are food groups?


For the next few weeks we are going to focus on human nutrition! That means we're going to be thinking really carefully about the food we eat and what different foods give us to keep us healthy. 


Put simply- we need food because it gives us energy! A remote control car without batteries (electricity is a type of energy too!) is pretty useless...   NEWSFLASH!! That's you if you don't get enough energy from food- a bit slow and not a lot of fun!


Hold onto your hats, we're about to get scientific. Our bodies are complicated things and food doesn't just give us energy, different types of food give us different health boosting benefits. Watch the video below to find out more about why we need different foods and how much of them we need...





Year Three Science: Food Groups

A handy summary of the five food groups and their jobs in the human body! Watch as many times as you need to and then have a go at the activity!

Food Group Sorting Activity

Food Group Information

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