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Food for Kids: Discovering Healthy Eating

University of Newcastle via edX

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Overview

What is healthy eating? Where does our food come from? What is sustainable eating? Food for Kids: Discovering Healthy Eating will help answer these questions and more.

Eating healthy foods every day helps you to grow, to have a healthy body and to feel well. As a child, you need different amounts of food and nutrients at different stages of growth. In this course, you will explore what is in food, how your body uses food to grow and be active, and how much you need to stay healthy. You will also use interesting examples from science to investigate tastes and flavours, how food is digested and growing and cooking food.

There is so much advertising for unhealthy food that it can be very hard to work out what to believe. This course will also teach you how to check health information, how to create your own healthy eating plans and contribute to a healthy planet. Join us in this three-week course to discover more about healthy eating.

Syllabus

Week 1 – What’s in Food?

  • Why do we need food?
  • How do we taste food?
  • What are nutrition-based guidelines?
  • What foods do we need more of, what do we need less of?
  • Are vitamins good for us?

Week 2 – Food Labels and Health Messages

  • Understanding advertising and slogans
  • How do we identify accurate information?
  • How do health messages influence decisions about food?
  • Food in my family, culture and community

Week 3 – Fun Food Science

  • Where does our food come from?
  • How do we grow our food?
  • How is food part of a healthy planet?
  • Healthy recipes for kids

Taught by

Clare E. Collins and Tracy Burrows

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Thi is taking this course right now, spending 16 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Hello. My name Van. I’m Vietnamese . I have 3 children, I love all children ,so I thing this course help me to understand for food bestter .
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