Let's Talk Diet, Diabetes and Obesity
The Let’s Talk Science and Health resources provide teachers with a highly interactive set of science teaching resources which encourage discussion about health related science issues in the classroom. These science teaching and learning materials help to develop the important skills of expressing informed and balanced opinions based on understanding and evidence. Find out more about the project itself here.
The Diet, Diabetes and Obesity Activity could be used when pupils are studying diet and digestion as part of a science or a PSE programme. The activity aims to develop an understanding of some of the health issues associated with being overweight and to encourage discussion of some of the ways in which individuals and society can intervene in this problem.
DOWNLOAD ALL “LET'S TALK DIET, DIABETES AND OBESITY” FILES [9.62MB]
Teacher Guide, Lesson Plan and Curriculum Links
This resource includes an introduction to the issues, a lesson plan and 3 activities to use with your class as well as curriculum links for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland's curricula.
Teacher's Guide [193.66kB]
Diet, Diabetes and Obesity Information and Glossary
This resource contains background information for the teacher on Diabetes, Diet and Lifestyle and Obesity. There is also a list of useful web links and a glossary of common terms that would be used in discussion.
Background Information Sheet [246.55kB]
Diet, Diabetes and Obesity Group Discussion Cards
This resource is in the form of coloured cards which contain information for pupils to stimulate group discussion. For each card pupils should answer the questions 'Do you think this is a problem for society?' and 'If so why?'
Help Cards [1.70MB]
Pupil Confidential Questionnaire
This resource is used after the initial group discussion. Pupils complete this without showing their responses to anyone else.
Confidential Questionnaire [488.46kB]
Pupil Recording Sheet for Group Discussions
This resource is used by pupils to record the results of their group discussions which can be used for class comparison. The same pupil sheet is used for the discussion in Part 2.
Pupil Sheet [869.16kB]
DOWNLOAD ALL PART 1 “Let's Talk Diet, Diabetes and Obesity” FILES [3.22MB]
Acceptable or Not Acceptable Cards
Cards for Group Discussion
These cards describe a particular measure taken to combat obesity and diabetes. Groups must decide whether these are Acceptable or Not Acceptable measures.
Discussion Cards [2.83MB]
Pupil Personal Resolution
This resource is used by pupils at the end of the activities to write down a personal resolution based on the discussions had by the class.