POWER TO PERFORM

Use these free resources for pupils aged 5–14 to run a whole-school campaign to promote healthy eating.

Team GB athletes use food as fuel to power their performance and recovery. Power to Perform activities challenge students to conduct a healthy eating survey and to plan and deliver a campaign which uses the example set by Team GB athletes to motivate their whole community to eat well. 

Key question

  • How can athletes inspire our community to eat well? 

Key learnings

  • Describing the key features of a healthy diet.
  • Explaining the importance of key healthy eating messages at school.
  • Identifying the key features of a successful healthy eating campaign.
  • Creating a campaign and strategy to promote healthy eating at school.

FILM DISCUSSION POINTS

Watch our Katie Ormerod A Day in the Life film.

  • What activities does Katie do during the day?
  • What different foods does Katie eat? When does she eat?
  • How does the food Katie eats help her perform well?

ACTIVITY IDEAS

Our Lesson Plans and Presentation (available to download below) contain activity ideas for delivering a lesson. Choose the appropriate age group below to get started.

 

5–7 year olds

Use the Power to Perform Lesson Plan (5–7) and Power to Perform Activity Sheets (5–7) to explore pupils' likes and dislikes in food and how different types of foods have different healthy qualities that can help power our bodies and allow us to perform well.

 

7–11 year olds 

The Power to Perform Presentation (7–11) contains two lessons which use the inspiration of Team GB athletes to explain the key features of a healthy diet and encourage pupils to create a healthy eating campaign for their school. 

 

11–14 year olds

Use the Power to Perform Lesson Plan (11–14) and the Power to Perform Activity Sheets (11–14) to encourage students to create a campaign to promote healthy eating in your school to improve young people’s performance.  

Student Resources

Power to Perform Lesson Plan (5-7)

Learn more about how healthy eating can help power our bodies with the help of Olympic athletes.

Resource type: Lesson plan

Learning focus: Nutrition - understanding the healthy qualities of different types of food

Recommended age group: 5-7

Power to Perform Activity Sheets (5-7)

Includes active starter guide, Eatwell Card Sort, Pick Your Food Quiz, and Healthy Food Bricks activity sheets to explore the foods that power our bodies.

Resource type: Activity sheet

Learning focus: Nutrition - understanding the healthy qualities of different types of food

Recommended age group: 5-7

Power to Perform Presentation (7-11)

Explore the links between nutrition and athletic performance and create a healthy eating campaign. (Contains printable activity sheet slides.)

Resource type: Presentation

Learning focus: Nutrition - understanding the link between performance and nutrition

Recommended age group: 7-11

Power to Perform Lesson Plan (11-14)

Explore the links between nutrition and athletic performance and challenge students to run a healthy eating campaign with this lesson plan.

Resource type: Lesson plan

Learning focus: English - creating a catchy and convincing campaign

Recommended age group: 11-14

Power to Perform Activity Sheets (11-14)

Includes a Nutrition True or False Quiz, Food at the Olympic Games information sheet, Healthy Eating Survey example and Campaign Planner activity sheets.

Resource type: Activity sheet

Learning focus: English - creating a catchy and convincing campaign

Recommended age group: 11-14