Curriculum links, healthy eating 5-7

Curriculum links for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland


Science – KS1 – Year 2 – Animals, including humans

Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

PSHE Association Programme of Study – KS1 and 2 – Core Theme 1: Health and wellbeing

1. what is meant by a healthy lifestyle

2. how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing

6. how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this


Personal and Social Development, Well-Being and Cultural Diversity – Foundation Phase – Well-being

Develop an understanding that exercise and hygiene and the right types of food and drink are important for healthy bodies


Health and wellbeing – Early – Food and health

Together we enjoy handling, tasting, talking and learning about different foods, discovering ways in which eating and drinking may help us to grow and keep healthy
I know that people need different kinds of food to keep them healthy

Health and wellbeing – First – Food and health

By investigating the range of foods available I can discuss how they contribute to a healthy diet
I experience a sense of enjoyment and achievement when preparing simple healthy foods and drinks

Northern Ireland:

PD&MU – KS1 – Health, Growth and Change

Recognise and value the options for a healthy lifestyle including the benefits of exercise, rest, healthy eating and hygiene.