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New Forest Small School learn about unhealthy food

Published on 2016-01-15 by Gill Hickman

A small class at New Forest Small School enjoyed a workshop where their ideas about food were challenged. What makes food ‘good’ or ‘bad’? Children had an impressive understanding of the dangers of salt and of fat, and when shown crisps and snacks had an intuitive understanding that these were ‘bad’. When these foods were burnt they could see globules of fat dripping down and this confirmed their ideas. The children were able to see how the caloric value of foods on food packets is calculated and learnt the cheesy balls are extremely bad for you!