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Early School Leavers Education Resource

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The Energy In Foods

The energy in food and drinks provides your body with the fuel it needs to keep going. This topic explains the energy in different types of food.

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The energy in foods information sheet

Consuming the right food and drinks, and enough of them, help you perform to the best of your ability, stay healthy and feel great. This information sheet explains the different amounts of energy foods contain.

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Energy drinks information sheet

Many children and teenagers consume energy drinks on a daily basis for a ‘quick‑fix’ of energy but they are not fully aware of their high sugar and caffeine levels. This information sheet gives the facts about energy drinks and suggests some healthy alternatives.

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The shocking facts about the amount of sugar in energy drinks

This colourful infographic provides information about the amount of sugar and caffeine contained in 14 different energy drinks. 

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Get the facts behind the food headlines

Discover the facts behind the headlines by watching this video developed by the British Nutrition Foundation. You can find out about healthy weight.

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How to measure your waist

Did you know that measuring your waist is an easy way to check if you are overweight? This video shows you how to measure your waist.

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Weighing up the facts

A 14 year old boy today, is on average 3 stone heavier than his grandfather was at the same age. Most of the weight gain has happened over the last 20 years. So how have we come to this? safefood weighs up the facts and this video explains what has changed.

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Spot The Difference

Different foods contain different amounts of kilojoules/Calories. How food is cooked also impacts on the energy it contains. This worksheet asks which foods are higher in kilojoules/Calories.

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The Energy To Be Active

Did you know different physical activities use different amounts of energy. This worksheet asks you to match the energy in foods to different physical activities.

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Counting Kilojoules/Calories

Men and women need to consume different amounts of energy everyday. Choosing from a list of foods and drinks, you are asked to create a healthy diet for a typical man and woman.

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The Energy In Food Quiz

Do you know the calories in different everyday foods? This fun quiz tests your knowledge – some of the answers may surprise you.

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Lift the Lid Quiz

Did you know that energy drinks can contain a lot of sugar?  This fun quiz tests your knowledge and  highlights the amount of sugar contained in five energy drinks –  the answers may shock you.

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Get the facts about energy drinks Group Discussion

This group discussion focuses on raising awareness of the high levels of sugar and caffeine in energy drinks. Using packs and a table, the group can discover the amount of sugar and caffeine in a range of energy drinks.

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Get the facts about energy drinks Group Discussion

This group discussion focuses on raising awareness of the high levels of sugar and caffeine in energy drinks. Using packs and a table, the group can discover the amount of sugar and caffeine in a range of energy drinks.

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Higher Or Lower

It’s not always easy to identify what foods are higher or lower in calories / kilojoules. This quiz compares foods and asks which has the higher or lower energy value.

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Eat Well To Stay Well Group Discussion

This group discussion focuses on the importance of a healthy balanced diet and how this provides your body with the fuel it needs to keep you going. It explores how eating too little or eating too much can lead to problems with your health.

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Fuel For Life

A healthy diet means you have the energy balance right for all the activities you do in one day. This online game allows you to choose the foods, drink and snacks for two characters. Next you choose the activities they will do. An energy bar lets you see if the balance is right

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