Learn about nutrition & hygiene!
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Please note that Cookin Castle is due to be updated to take into account the new Eatwell Guide. The general principles of the game will still be the same: to get a good score, children should choose plenty of fruit, vegetables and plain starchy carbohydrates, some dairy, meat, fish, pulses and other sources of protein, and only a small amount of foods which are high in fat, salt and sugar. The changes will principally impact on the analysis of meal choices and how balanced the chosen meals are, with more encouragement towards wholemeal foods, and a much stricter approach for foods and drinks high in fat, salt and sugar. For more information on the Eatwell Guide please refer to the Teacher’s Resources tab. Cookin Castle aims to teach primary school children about the main principles of a healthy, balanced diet, including what the main food groups are and what kinds of foods should be increased and limited in their diet. It is not meant to be a prescriptive diet plan or provide detailed nutritional analysis, but rather provide simple feedback children can understand.