Nutritional needs

Videos: The process of digestion

Discover the process of digestion.


Explore the needs and requirements for energy in the diet.


Explore the needs and requirements for nutrients in the diet.

Dietary fibre and water

Explore the needs for dietary fibre and water.


Explore the effect of alcohol in the diet.

Nutritional needs

Explore different nutritional needs.

The digestion process

Explore the digestion of food.

This section provides information to help teach about nutritional needs. A variety of resources are available, including information about needs throughout life, The eatwell plate, 8 tips for eating well and Dietary Reference Values.

A series of PowerPoint presentations are provided. These are supported by note sheets, which encourage students to take notes during lessons. In addition, fact sheets about DRVs and EARs is also provided.

The labeling photomontage contains images from a variety of food products. This has been collated to provoke class discussion about the information required on a food label. Students may wish to create their own photomontage, using this example as a guide. (BNF does not endorse the products highlighted.)

Kahoot quizes;

Nutritional needs throughout life (foundation) quiz 

Nutritional needs throughout life (extension) quiz

Eatwell Guide quiz

‘Drink Plenty’ quiz

‘Have Breakfast’ quiz

‘Get active’ quiz

‘5 A DAY’ quiz

Dietary Reference Values quiz


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PowerPoint presentations:

Note sheets:


Fact sheet: