Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

SS3 First Term Food and Nutrition Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS3 First Term Food and Nutrition Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1: Introduction to Food and Nutrition


Lesson: Overview of Food and Nutrition

Activity: Class discussion on the importance of healthy eating habits

Week 2: Basic Nutrients


Lesson: Understanding Macronutrients and Micronutrients

Activity: Group activity – Identifying foods rich in different nutrients

Week 3: Food Groups and Balanced Diet


Lesson: Exploring the Five Food Groups

Activity: Planning a balanced meal using the food pyramid

Week 4: Dietary Guidelines


Lesson: Discussing national dietary guidelines

Activity: Creating a poster highlighting key dietary recommendations

Week 5: Meal Planning and Preparation


Lesson: Importance of meal planning

Activity: Group project – Designing a weekly meal plan

Week 6: Food Safety and Hygiene


Lesson: Principles of food safety

Activity: Hands-on demonstration of proper food handling techniques

Week 7: Nutritional Disorders


Lesson: Common nutritional disorders

Activity: Research and presentation on a specific nutritional disorder

Week 8: Food Preservation


Lesson: Methods of food preservation

Activity: Field trip to a local food processing facility

Week 9: Cultural Influences on Food Choices


Lesson: How culture shapes dietary habits

Activity: Potluck showcasing diverse cultural dishes

Week 10: Special Diets


Lesson: Exploring vegetarianism, veganism, and other special diets

Activity: Guest speaker – Nutritionist or dietitian talk

Week 11: Revision Week


Reviewing key concepts through quizzes and group discussions

Week 12: Examination Week


Written examination assessing understanding of the entire term’s content

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Closing ceremony and distribution of progress reports.

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