Healthy eating habits

Published Date: 04 January 2021 09:00 PM

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NAME AND CONSTITUENCY OF MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

Darryl David, Ang Mo Kio GRC

QUESTION

To ask the Minister for Education whether food nutrition and healthy eating habits are taught in primary schools and, if so, at what level.

RESPONSE

1. At Lower Primary, students are taught the importance of healthy eating and how to eat the right type and amount of food. They learn that eating a variety of food provides the different nutrients they need and that they should eat two servings of fruits and two servings of vegetables every day. At Upper Primary, students are taught how to achieve caloric balance through healthy eating and an active lifestyle, and about eating disorders. These lessons are built into the Physical Education (PE) curriculum for all primary schools.

2. To translate these lessons into healthy eating habits, various activities are planned. For example, through a series of PE Journals from Primary One to Six titled 'An Active and Healthy Me', students complete tasks such as recording their food consumption in a week, reading food labels, and planning healthy meals and physical activities with their families.

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