Use this lesson about food and healthy eating with younger primary learners. 

Schoolchildren are eating a healthy lunch
Karen Elliot


In this lesson children draw a lunch setting and then play a dice game to decide what to eat from a selection of foods, which include many healthy choices. This game can be played as part of World Food Day, which is celebrated on 16 October each year, or whenever you cover the topic of food with your young learners.

Teachers can project or display the accompanying materials. The lesson provides options for teachers who do not have facilities. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Use food vocabulary and identify some food categories
  • Use simple phrases to say what food you like / don't like or can / can't eat
  • Use simple phrases to describe a past or future lunch e.g. I had / I'll have ... for lunch, 
  • Some learners can give examples of healthy food choices and say why they're healthy. 

Age and level:

5-8 (A1)


Approximately 50-60 minutes


Materials can be downloaded below in PDF format.

  • Lesson plan
  • The 'My Healthy Lunch' template 

In addition you will need:

  • One die per group of learners
  • Coloured pencils, pens or crayons (optional)


Submitted by jeanmm83 on Sat, 01/27/2024 - 04:17


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