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Unit Overview: Cooking and nutrition: preparing fruit and vegetables

Lessons:

10 lessons

Introduction: exploring delicious fruits and vegetables

In this lesson, we will introduce the topic preparing fruit and vegetables. We will explore a range of different fruits and vegetables to support children in identifying and naming a range of fruits and vegetables. We will then carry out an investigative and evaluative task. We will carry out a taste tasting exercise to allow children to say what they like and dislike and make simple judgements. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

  • 26m Video
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Making a fruit salad

In this lesson, we will carry out a focussed practical task to explore how to prepare, cut, peel, chop and combine ingredients using a range of tools and equipment. You will follow a demonstration and learn how to prepare and make a fruit salad. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

  • 29m Video
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Making a savoury salad

In this lesson, we will carry out a making task to explore how to combine a range of ingredients using a range of tools and equipment. We will explore why we have used the different types of fruits and vegetables in our savoury salad. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

  • 25m Video
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Exploring the Eatwell Guide: investigating how to make a smoothie

In this lesson, we will carry out an investigation into eating healthily and we will explore the Eatwell guide and look at the five food groups. We will discuss the need to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables each day. We will discuss the procedures for safety and hygiene when preparing foods. Lastly, we will investigate how to combine the ingredients to make a smoothie.

  • 26m Video
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Making a fruit or vegetable smoothie

In this lesson we will follow our plan to make a fruit or vegetable smoothie. We will follow procedures for safety and hygiene and prepare the fruits and vegetables to combine to make a smoothie. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

  • 26m Video
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  • Transcript