Healthy Bodies Need Healthy Drinks Resource Package

Educator Guide

Page last updated: 17 September 2014

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Activities and Games

General Information

Following are suggested activities, games and resources that could be used in:
  • Schools - Health and Physical Education related curriculum areas;
  • Community education and health promotion points, eg:
    • Young mums;
    • Women’s centres;
    • Youth programs; and
    • Men’s programs.
Assessment tasks are provided as an optional guide and can be used to evaluate participants’ understanding of the key messages and achievement of learning outcomes.

Detailed instruction sheets and diagrams are provided in the Activities and Games section of this guide.

Other elements of the Resource Package can also be used as supporting information to the activities and games, eg:
  • Posters;
  • Brochures;
  • Fact sheets; and
  • Audiovisual resources.
Educators should use activities and games as appropriate for participants’ age and literacy levels.

Activities


Activity

Learning Outcomes

Suggested Target Group

1. Drink Smart

Participants can:
  • Identify drinks that should be consumed more often, less often and only occasionally.
  • Identify healthier drink choices
    and understand the importance of reading labels.
Assessment Task

5 -11 Years

(Note: can be adapted for older groups)


2. How Much Sugar?

  • Participants are able to identify the amount of sugar in some common drinks.
  • Participants are able to identify drinks that are lower in sugar and higher in nutrients and make judgements about the degree to which a variety of drinks are appropriate healthy choices.
  • Participants can identify healthier drink choices and understand the importance of
    reading labels to identify key nutritional information.
Assessment Task

12 -17 Years

(Note: can be adapted for older groups)

Assessment Options

The following are suggested assessment options and key factors such as participant's literacy levels should be considered.

Assessment Task

  1. Identify (tick) which ‘sugar’ category each type of drink is in
  2. Write a comment about each type of drink based on what you have learnt from doing this activity.
Go = Healthy drinks
Caution - Consume less often
Stop = Very high in added sugar
DrinkCategoryComment
GoCautionStop
100% Juice
Milk (Plain)
Flavoured Milk
Soft Drinks
Water
Energy Drinks
Sports Drinks

Image of a table with different types of drinks.

Game

Game

Learning Outcomes

Suggested Target Group

Dartboard Drinks

Participants are able to:
  • Identify the amount of sugar in some common drinks
  • Understand the difference between natural sugar and added sugar
5-11 Years

Creative Activities

Resources

Activities

Age

Assessment Options

Posters

  • Create their own posters using the key messages
5-11Present back to class/ teachers/ parents and explain what the messages are in the posters
  • Create their own posters on computer using photos, taking photos, etc.
All Ages

Music and Audio Visual

Songs and Lyric Guide
Audio visual
  • Participants can listen to key messages in music and visualise by watching the audiovisual content
All AgesPresent back to class/ teachers/ parents and explain what the messages are in the songs
  • Choose to either record their own version of the sample song(s) provided – using the lyric guide
  • Write and record their
    own song

Extension Activities

1. Insert the appropriate letter into the right hand column to match the correct definition to each term.

Term

Matching Definition (A -E)

Diabetes
Heart Disease
Weight Gain
Tooth Decay
Kidney Dysfunction

A


A condition of carrying excessive body fat as a result of consuming too many calories (such as when drinking high sugar drinks) compared to energy expenditure.

B


A condition where the body is not able to get rid of waste and extra water from the blood.

C


A condition of too much sugar in the blood.

D


Serious damage to the protective outer surface of teeth (enamel coating).

E


Serious damage to the heart and circulatory system.
2. Research and explain how too much sugar in the diet can contribute to health problems such as weight gain and tooth decay.
3. Explain one other health risk associated with weight gain.
The following web address is a good source of information regarding health:
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Obesity?open

Answers to Extension Activities

Diabetes – C
Heart Disease – E
Weight Gain - A
Tooth Decay – D
Kidney Dysfunction -B