‘Where Does Our Fruit Come From?


Natural Connections have launched their first ever competition ‘Where Does Our Fruit Come From?’
The competition is open to all primary, secondary and special schools that are within the local authority boundaries of Cornwall, Plymouth, Torbay, Bristol and North Somerset.
Discover fruits from around the world in Geography, try fruit picking in your local orchard or learn about local fruit and British wildlife in Science. Imagination for entries is key, so get your fruity thinking caps on!
Three first prizes of £100-worth of local fruit trees and bushes will be awarded - one each to the best entry from a primary, a secondary and a special school. Many thanks to Adams Apples, who are providing these wonderful prizes.
We also have loads of great runner-up prizes to be won, such as a class day out at the Eden Project, Paignton Zoo and many more – see the information sheet (link below) for full details! Our thanks to everyone who has contributed to such a fantastic array of prizes.
Submission deadline is 8th March 2014

For more information click here

 

 

Top Chomps approach to learning. The cards and teacher activity pack are fully endorsed by Healthy Schools. They provide an exciting game based resource for use with ages 6+.

Currently the cards are available via school purchase order. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to request an order form.

 

 

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There are 44 cards in each pack for Fruit and Vegetables along with a 'How to play' and a 'Contact' card.

Class sets containing 5 each of fruit and Vegetable packs are available for £65 including postage. Schools buying these sets will have access to an extensive range of cross curricular teaching resources via the website.

Aims


Top Chomps cards have been designed to support teachers in their development of Healthy Eating issues with KS2/3 students, particularly in:

• Encouraging and supporting a whole school approach to food and nutrition.
• Extending children’s understanding of 5-a-day portion size
• Discussing key healthy eating messages
• Developing awareness of the range of fruits and vegetables available
• Increasing consumption of a range of different fruits and vegetables
• Providing materials for cross-curricular development work
• Devising ways of getting children to eat more healthy food choices
• Strengthening food and nutrition education in schools
• Promoting positive messages about healthy eating and healthy lifestyles

       

Portion size and nutrients

Top Chomps cards are designed to highlight the size of a portion as indicated in the 5-a-Day programme through a photograph. For more information follow this NHS 5-a-Day. The idea of the handful is to indicate that portion size is relative to body size, hence a small child will need a smaller portion. The data for amounts of vitamins, minerals and fibre is based on a portion.


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Teaching Outcomes


•  To provide links between Healthy Eating and other curriculum areas
•  To promote student confidence in the use of data handling particularly through the use of spreadsheets and databases
•  To provide opportunities to access cross curricular themes
•  To provide an engaging and informative game based approach to learning

Learning Outcomes


•  To understand that food is a basic requirement of life and that a variety of food is needed to grow, be active and maintain health
•  To understand that we need to eat a balanced diet to keep us healthy
•  To understand there are no good or bad foods its all about moderation and balance
•  To recognize that different fruits and vegetables contain essential elements to healthy growth and nutrition
•  To adopt positive attitudes to eating fruit and vegetables
•  To recognize the need to eat five or more portions a day
•  To recognise that fruit and vegetables are an essential part of the Eatwell Plate
•  To be able to identify a portion of fruit or vegetables
•  To know that eating different colours of fruity and vegetables gives us the variety of vitamins and mineral that we need for a healthy lifestyle 

 

Some questions to ask?

What constitutes a portion of fruit or vegetables?

Which vegetables are also fruits?

How much fibre is recommended for an 8 year old need daily? 

A strawberry is not a true berry! True or false?

                                                                                                       


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            Teachers Pack

               Click here to look at a sample from the Teachers pack

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 The cards are now available for schools to order. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. formore information, or contact me via the Top Chomps website www.topchomps.co.uk
   
   

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