Healthy eating and obesity – health promotion resources


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Healthy eating and obesity resources

  • Balancing act of food and fitness game
    By answering questions and placing ‘calorie discs’ on the balancing man, players get a lesson in how the foods they eat must be counterbalanced with calorie-burning activities.(teaching aid – WRS Group and Health Edco, 2010)
  • Beet that!
    Card game was developed as a way to engage children in understanding the different nutritional values of various vegetables and fruit. (teaching aid – Common Cause Cooporative, 2011)
  • Deep fried insides display
    Five models of heart, brain, kidney, pancreas and liver with gall bladder that look like fried foods, demonstrating how unhealthy diet can lead to being overweight, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. (teaching aid – Health Edco, 2010)
  • Dehydrated soda model
    Soda pours on the pounds because it is basically just sugar. This model shows what is left in a 20oz (590ml) soda bottle when you remove the water, chemicals and artificial colour – 17 teaspoons of sugar. (teaching aid – Health Edco)
  • Eat Better, Start Better: A Practical Guide. Voluntary food and drink guidelines for Early Years settings in England (Action for Children)
    This guidance has been developed to help early years providers and practitioners to meet the Early Years Foundation Stage welfare requirement for the provision of healthy, balanced and nutritious food and drink. This new guidance, updated in 2017 reflects the government’s dietary recommendations for children aged 6 months to 5 years and set out the good and drink guidelines for early years settings in England. Following the advice in this new guidance when providing good and drink will help you to meet the nutritional requirements of young children in your care. The new guidance and associated menus contains new information relevant to the youngest children along with the up to date standards.
  • Eatwell Guide pull-up banner
    This teaching aid displays the Eatwell Guide which shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. (teaching aid, 2016)
  • Eatwell Trumps Floor Game
    Updated May 2016 to show the appropriate new Eatwell Guide segments. A game that uses the well-known trumps card format to promote understanding of the nutrients in everyday foods, food nutrition labels, and a healthy balanced diet. 64 playing cards each feature a different food. On the front is a big colourful pic of the food. The back shows nutrition information in the form of a food label. Also a great Eatwell Trumps Floor mat game for 2 or more players or teams – can be used a s a pack or split up and used between groups. Pitch good against food by comparing their nutritional values per 100 grams. For values listed in red (salt, saturated fat and sugar), the food with the lowest value wins. For the greens (fibre, calcium and iron), the highest wins. The more you learn about what’s in food and how to read food labels the better your chances at winning – and staying healthy! (teaching aid – Comic Company, 2016)
  • Example menus for early years settings in England
    This series of example menus and associated guidance has been developed to support early years settings (such as nurseries and childminders) to offer food and drink in line with current government dietary recommendations for infants and children aged 6 months to 4 years. The documents include example menus and useful information for early years settings to help show how they can meet the Early Years Foundation Stage welfare requirement to provide ‘healthy, balanced and nutritious’ meals for children.
  • Fat case: how does your fat stack up?
    Graphic guide using realistic looking butter to show the percentage of fat calories found in 18 popular foods. (teaching aid – Lippimcott Williams & Wilkins, 2005)
  • Fat vest – adult
    The effects of 9kg additional weight on an adult’s body are dramatically demonstrated with this useful teaching aid which simulates the look and feel of excess body fat. (teaching aid – Health Edco, 2006)
  • Fat vest – child
    The effects of 7kg additional weight on a child’s body are dramatically demonstrated with this useful teaching aid which simulates the look and feel of excess body fat. (teaching aid – Health Edco, 2006)
  • Fat belt
    Use this Fat Belt with the five pound body fat replica to let everyone in your group feel what five extra pounds of fat feels like. (teaching aid – Intimex)
  • Fat chance: a closer look at fast food display
    Display combining ten food models with ten corresponding test tubes showing the saturated and unsaturated fat content of each food, from cheeseburgers to pizzas. (teaching aid – Health Edco, 2009)
  • Fizz to fat
    Model showing how drinks pour on the pounds. As a bottle pours ‘soda’ into the glass below, it turns into thick, yellowish substance. (teaching aid model – Health Edco and WRS)
  • Globs of fat 1lb and 5lb
    It looks like fat, it feels like fat, this material graphically illustrates the need to watch fat intake. Also booklet on nutrition. (teaching models – Health Edco, 2005)
  • Healthy breakfast play food set
    Help children learn to make good nutritional choices with these pretend food baskets, includes crumpet, egg, banana, strawberries, pancakes, butter, yogurt cup and orange juice. (teaching aid – Learning Resources Ltd)
  • Healthy lunch play food set
    Help children learn to make good nutritional choices with these pretend food baskets, includes bread, turkey, lettuce, tomato, cheese, celery, pretzels, grapes, orange and milk. (teaching aid – Learning Resources Ltd)
  • Healthy dinner play food set
    Help children learn to make good nutritional choices with these pretend food baskets, includes grilled chicken breast, spaghetti with tomato sauce, peas, kidney beans, potato, apple, carrot, bread and milk. (teaching aid – Learning Resources Ltd)
  • Healthy playfoods
    For early years practitioners to encourage awareness of healthy eating issues and start discussions about the benefits of various food types with young children. (teaching aid – Hemming Healthcare, 2005)
  • Healthy snacks play food set
    Add this set of plastic foods to your dramatic play area to encourage students to make healthy choices, includes fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese, yogurt, pretzels and crackers. (teaching aid – Learning Resources Ltd)
  • How to gain 5 pounds in 30 days
    Display shows how consuming two soft drinks and one chocolate bar a day for four weeks can lead to a five pound weight gain.
  • Portion patrol activity set
    Teaching portion-size awareness is easy with this activity set of 12 foods, each comes in three sizes labelled by size and number of calories. (teaching aid – Health Edco)
  • Rolls of fat set
    Models with the look, feel, weight and volume of fat that can be wrapped around waistlines to demonstrate how fat accumulates.
  • Sippy cup of sugar
    The sweet and sticky goo in this display helps teach parents and carers that drinks are the largest source of added sugar in many children’s diets. (teaching aid model – Health Edco)
  • Size up your meal display
    Models of a cheeseburger, chips and soft drink that feel like fat, representing their high fat and high sugar content. (teaching aid – Health Edco, 2006)
  • Target 4: teaching pack for people with learning disabilities
    Four health promotion games about heart disease, cancer, mental health and accident prevention, designed to meet the educational needs of people with learning disabilities. (game – Pavilion Publishing)
  • Vat of fat
    Jar containing one pound of gooey, yellowish, simulated fat, representing the amount of weight a person would gain in one week if they ate an extra 500 calories a day than the body burns. (teaching aid – Health Edco, 2004)
  • Weigh your options
    Fun display demonstrates how consuming extra calories can quickly result in weight gain within one month, comes with five models. (teaching aid – Health Edco)
  • Weighed down
    Wearing these foams pads pupils find out how excess body fat can make everyday tasks more difficult, like tying their shoes and getting up off the floor. (teaching aid – Health Edco)
  • Your food your teeth
    Learning ‘lotto’ game based on the difference between ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ food, aims to make children aware of the importance of the food they eat for their teeth. (game – Gonge)
  • Benefits of healthy eating display. The handpainted, 3-D models mounted on this display’s unique swivelling panels contrast the benefits of a healthy diet with the consequences of an unhealthy diet. Contrasts include a healthy artery and a clogged artery, healthy teeth and tooth decay, energy and fatigue, and healthy bones and osteoporosis. Can be used as a tabletop display or mounted on a wall.