Curriculum links, healthy eating 7-11

Curriculum links for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


Science – KS2 – Year 3 - Animals, including humans

Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat

Science – KS2 – Year 6 – Animals, including humans

Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function

Design and technology – KS2 – Cooking and nutrition

Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet


Health and wellbeing – Second – Food and Health

By applying my knowledge and understanding of current healthy eating advice I can contribute to a healthy eating plan.


Science – KS2 – Range

Pupils should be given opportunities to study the need for a variety of foods and exercise for human good health

Physical education – KS2 – Health, fitness and well-being activities

Identify how to eat and drink healthily in order to meet the energy requirements of different activities

Design and technology – KS2 – Food

Plan and carry out a broad range of practical food preparation tasks safely and hygienically
Apply current healthy eating messages and consider nutritional needs when undertaking food preparation tasks
Classify food by commodity/group and understand the characteristics of a broad range of ingredients, including their nutritional, functional and sensory properties, e.g. meat, fish, fruit, vegetable

Northern Ireland:

PD&MU – KS2 –– Health, Growth and Change

Understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity, healthy eating, rest and hygiene.