Science Year 8 Lessons on Nutrition

This term Year 8 students have been studying food and nutrition in their science lessons.  We have discussed what nutrients our bodies need, which foods contain these nutrients and how they can be combined to form a balanced diet.  Students have looked at food packaging so that they know how to find out what the nutritional content of some of their favourite foods is.  We have also studied what happens when we do not eat a balanced diet, with some very recent news highlighting the consequences of long term malnutrition.