Meaning and Importance of Food Nutrition (Primary 4)

 

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 10

PRIMARY 4 

THEME – FOOD NUTRITION 

 PREVIOUS LESSON – BASIC MOVEMENTS IN GYMNASTIC PRIMARY 4

TOPIC – FOOD NUTRITION 

 

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 nutrients.

2. Describe the importance of nutrients in the body.

3. list the types of food.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Balanced Diet

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of chart showing classes of food.

 

 

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  

INTRODUCTION

Foods are solid or liquid substances that gives essential nutrients to the body.

 

MEANING OF FOOD NUTRITION 

Food nutrition is the essential substance present in the food that help the body to function well. It helps the body to prevent disease and promotes good health.

 

TYPES OF FOOD NUTRITION 

1. Carbohydrates

2. Proteins

3. Fats and oils

4. Minerals

5. Vitamins

6. Water

 

IMPORTANCE OF FOOD NUTRITION

1. It builds the body.

2. It is growth and repair of body tissue.

3. It gives energy to the body.

4. It protects the body against diseases.

 

 

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. Asks pupils what food is.

Pupil’s Activities – Explain what is food.

3. Explains the meaning of food nutrition.

Pupil’s Activities – State the meaning of food nutrition.

4. State the types of food.

Pupil’s Activities – State the different types of food nutrition.

5. Discusses the importance of food nutrition.

Pupil’s Activities – State the importance of food nutrition.

 

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 nutrients.

2. describe the importance of nutrients in the body.

3. list the types of food.

 

 

 

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