Welcome to ‘Knowing your nutrients with 5+ A Day’, our inquiry-based resource for year 9 students, developed in partnership with Plant & Food Research. Using this resource, students will delve deeply into the different kinds of nutrients in food, especially in fruit and vegetables, how nutrients work in our bodies, and why they are so important for our health. The topics in the resource are strongly linked to the Health and Physical Education and Science learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum.

The four learning opportunities in this resource are supported by fact files and photo cards. Students will also be able to engage in the topic by using the Knowledge Nutrient Challenge - an online interactive knowledge challenge, and animations - Nutrients at work and Know your nutrient panels, designed for use on tablets, laptops, or overhead projectors.

Students will be able to work individually or collaboratively, in small groups or as a class, exploring the content and undertaking meaningful inquiries that encourage critical thinking and problem solving.

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