Fruit and vegetables in the classroom

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Developing free teaching resources is a large part of what we do at the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust. Our extensive range includes both print and digital materials that focus on eating a healthy diet, including plenty of seasonal fruit and vegetables, and growing your own fresh produce.

Our Early Childhood Education resources are based around the principles of Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum, and our primary school resources link to the New Zealand Curriculum, supporting Health and Physical Education, Literacy, Numeracy, and Science through practical learning experiences.

Our primary school resources section includes extensive practical lesson plans with supporting Fact Files and Photo Cards to stimulate discussion and Graphic Organisers for recording and organising information and ideas. Topics such as germination, composting, and eating seasonally are also supported with a selection of engaging eBooks and accompanying interactive activities. All of these materials can be used selectively to meet the needs and interests of your students.

For intermediate schools, we have developed a downloadable resource specifically for Food Technology.

Our Secondary Schools resource was developed in partnership with Plant & Food Research and Cognition Education Group. It will teach students vital information about food and nutrition so they can make healthier food choices for life.