This page contain simple ideas to help children learn about food and how this might affect their health.
As your child or young person matures and becomes more independent about their food choices they will learn about the many factors that can influence the choices they make.
These include: cost, peer pressure, media, advertising, religious beliefs, culture and availability of foods due to the season. Young people will explore current ethical issues such as fairly traded goods and organic produce.
These activities will help them to become better informed consumers.
Note: Children in their early years and Primary 1, as well as some older children, will be working at the Early level of Curriculum for Excellence.
Find out more about curriculum levels.
Eat Better Feel Better - can help you make changes to how you shop, cook and eat.
Food Standards Scotland - Eatwell Scotland - Lots of information around food and health especially for different ages and stages. There are also interactive games and quizzes.
Childsmile - Parents and carers - This NHS Health Scotland website provides information on caring for your children's teeth.
Take Life On - Healthy eating for kids - Advice on healthy snacks and meals for your child.
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