Balanced Diet – Meaning and Classes of Food with Local Examples (Primary 2)

 

 

HOME ECONOMICS 

PREVOCATIONAL STUDIES

FIRST TERM  

WEEK 9

PRIMARY 3

THEME – BASIC CONCEPTS IN AGRICULTURE 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Eating Good Food – Meaning of Food and Types of Food Group (Primary 2)

TOPIC – BALANCED DIET

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Meaning of Balanced Diet

3. Classes of Food with Local Examples

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

1. explain the meaning of balanced diet.

3. discuss the classes with examples.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOURS 

Food and fruits

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Charts of components of a balanced diet.

2. Pictorial display of healthy children.

3. Pictorial display of children suffering from kwashiorkor, goiter, knock/bow legs.

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

1. Scheme of Work

2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

3. Course Book

4. All Relevant Material

5. Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 

Teacher’s Activities – Display pictorial display of children with good health and children suffering from kwashiorkor, goiter, knock/bow legs for the pupils to examine and discuss nature of the two children.

Teacher’s Activities – Listen to the pupil’s discussion and give reasons for the good or bad health and introduce the lesson – Balance Diet 

 

MEANING OF BALANCED DIET

Balanced diet are the different types of food that provide adequate amounts of the nutrients necessary for good health.

 

 

Teacher’s Activities – Engage the pupils to mention the foods eaten this morning. Use the lists of foods eating by the pupils to talk on composition of foods nutrients.

 

CLASSES OF FOOD WITH LOCAL EXAMPLES 

Balanced diet contained the following –

 

1. Carbohydrates 

Carbohydrates are the energy giving foods.

For example, rice, yam, maize, bread, etc.

 

2. Proteins 

Proteins are the body building foods.

For example, eggs, meat, fish, plantain, etc.

 

3. Fats and Oils 

Fats and oils are the oily and fatty foods.

For example, groundnut, groundnut oil, palm oil, butter, etc.

 

4. Minerals 

Minerals are the fruits and vegetables foods. They contain high content of minerals.

 

5. Vitamins 

Vitamins are the fruits and vegetables foods. They contain high content of minerals.

 

6. Water

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Lists the different food eaten by each pupils in a day.

 

 

3. Classifies the food into food types.

Pupil’s Activities – Closely observe and identify foodstuffs that can make up a balanced diet.

4. Forms the list, state what makes up a balanced diet or unbalanced diet.

Pupil’s Activities – Keep a record of all the food you eat in a day.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to:

1. explain the meaning of balanced diet.

2. name 2 foods that they like to eat.

3. state 2 classes of foods.

 

WORKBOOK – WEEKLY ASSESSMENT 

 

1. ______________________ are the different types of food that provide adequate amounts of the nutrients necessary for good health.

A. Balanced diet

B. Carbohydrates

C. Proteins

 

2. ______________________ is also known as balanced diet.

A. Balanced diet

B. Carbohydrates

C. Proteins

 

 

3. ______________________ is body building foods.

A. Balanced diet

B. Carbohydrates

C. Proteins

 

4. ______________________ is energy giving foods.

A. Balanced diet

B. Carbohydrates

C. Proteins

 

5. Rice, yam, maize and bread are ______________________.

A. Balanced diet

B. Carbohydrates

C. Proteins

 

6. Groundnut, groundnut oil, palm oil and butter are body building foods.

A. Balanced diet

B. Carbohydrates

C. Proteins

 

7. ______________________ and ______________________ are fruit and vegetable foods.

A. Carbohydrates and proteins

B. Minerals and vitamins

C. Oil and fat

 

State the 3 components of a balanced diet.

 

8. ______________________

 

9. ______________________

 

10. _____________________

 

 

 

 

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