Go Faster Food 'Eat like a sports star' lesson

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“Eat Like A Sports Star”
“Making sense of food for children”
Please refer to www.gofasterfoodforschools/healthy diet for video
and resources to help teach this lesson.
Lesson timeframe: 45 minutes
The big picture?
Students will learn about macro- and micronutrients, a balanced diet and hydration,
in preparation for the more details lessons 1 to 6 of the “ Eat like a Sports Star”
course.
Lesson Objectives? To understand The function of carbohydrates, protein and fats in an active lifestyle.
Why the body needs vitamins and minerals.
How to balance the diet and why this is important for active young people.
The importance of hydration and how to know how much and what to drink
on a daily basis.
Materials?
For the theory:
website resources (www.gofasterfoodforschools.com), a variety of foods – milk,
cereal packets (sugary and wholegrain), oats, eggs, wholegrain bread, fruit, rice,
pasta, tin of sardines, cans of sugary drink.
For the cooking activity:
ingredients and equipment as listed in the recipe link below.
Suggested session activities:
1. Split into groups and weigh out sugar to compare levels (grams) in different
drinks (10 mins)
2. Make your own smoothie (15 mins).
3. Design your own ‘balanced’ activity food plate (15 mins).
4. Fill in the healthy diet sheet – eat lots of/eat some of/ eat little amounts of ...
Have the students understood the session?
Play the “Eat like a Sports Star” Great Grub Quiz (see free download on
www.gofasterfoodforschools.com) (5 mins).
“Eat Like A Sports Star”
FAST CARS NEED FUEL - SO DO YOU!
Just like a car, you need fuel
to:
 give you MORE ENERGY
 keep you FULLER FOR
LONGER
Eggs
and
toast
Wholegrain
cereal or
porridge, with
milk & fruit
Muesli
with
fruit &
yoghurt
“Eat Like A Sports Star”
CARBS FOR ENERGY!
SLOWRELEASE
carbohydrates
Release energy
slowly to keep
you
STRONGER for
LONGER
Athletes eat SLOW-RELEASE
carbohydrates for
 Energy
 Concentration
 Focus!
You’ll find slow-release carbs in:
Wholegrain cereals, pasta, rice, couscous, brown
bread, bananas, apples, butternut squash,
broccoli, tomatoes, raisins & dried apricots
“Eat Like A Sports Star”
CARBS FOR ENERGY!
QUICK-RELEASE
Carbohydrates
Give SHORT bursts of
energy which runs out
quickly to leave you…
TIRED & HUNGRY!!!
You’ll find quick-release carbs in:
Pizza, sweets, sugary cereals, white bread, chips
Athletes try NOT
to eat
QUICK-RELEASE
carbohydrates
“Eat Like A Sports Star”
PROTEIN POWER!
We need
PROTEIN
 for healthy muscles,
bones, cartilage, skin
& blood
 to build and repair
tissue
You’ll find
PROTEIN in:
 Eggs
 Quorn
 Meat
 Baked beans
 Fish
 Lentils
 Nuts &
Seeds
 Milk
 Yoghurt
“Eat Like A Sports Star”
FATS FOR FITNESS
“Unsaturated” fat is good
for your brain & body
“Saturated” fat in processed
food is less healthy
Children need to eat fat
 for healthy growth and development
 to transport nutrients around the body
 to fuel the muscles
Nuts, seeds, salmon,
sardines, avocado,
Cheese, eggs, milk,
Butter, some meat
Pork pies, hot dogs,
sausage rolls, salami,
chorizo, burgers
cakes & cookies
“Eat Like A Sports Star”
VITAMINS & MINERALS
CALCIUM is important for:
 healthy teeth, as well as
 strong bones
Milk, cheese, yoghurt, nuts, oily
fish, cabbage, kale & fortified
soya milk all contain calcium.
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
provide important vitamins and
minerals:
 EAT 5 or more portions
EVERY DAY!
Eating a
variety of
different
coloured
fruits and
vegetables
means
you eat a
better mix
of vitamins
and
minerals.
“Eat Like A Sports Star”
MIND YOUR PEES?!
Athletes do The Pee Test to
check they’re well-hydrated
Your body & brain
work better when
you’re well-hydrated!
WATERY FACTS!
You can check you’re drinking
enough by testing your pee; it
should be a pale yellow colour.
Drink milk to
rehydrate after
sport; it contains
carbs to replace
energy and protein
to feed tired
muscles.
 Your body is
60-75% water!
 Water is the
best drink in
the world! It’s
cheap, healthy
and doesn’t rot
your teeth!
“Eat Like A Sports Star”
THE EATWELL PLATE
“
“Eat Like A Sports Star”
Create your own energy meal:
ACTIVITY
FOOD
PLATE
Use the Eatwell plate for ideas.
Don’t forget to include:
Healthy carbohydrates
Protein
Fats
Vitamins and Minerals
“
“Eat Like A Sports Star”
A Healthy Diet:
Eat
lots of:
Eat medium
amounts of:
Eat small amounts
of:
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“Eat Like A Sports Star”
Download more teaching resources:
WOULD YOU LIKE TO DOWNLOAD MORE LESSON PLANS?
• Lesson Plan 1 – Count on Carbs
• Lesson Plan 2 – Protein Power
• Lesson Plan 3 – Fit Fats
• Lesson Plan 4 – Vitamins and Minerals
• Lesson Plan 5 – Hydration – Mind your Pees!
• Lesson Plan 6 – Brainy Breakfasts
Please visit "Download Lesson Plans" for more information.
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