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Biology : Diet, nutrition and health


Students will be revisiting what is needed for a healthy diet by investigating what is in food. They will then link this to the energy requirements needed by different groups of people. Students will also learn about our digestive system and how medicinal and recrecreational drugs can affect the chemical balance of the body.

The main SMSC/Personal Development content of this topic includes: PD19 – Understanding the consequences of their behaviour and actions, PD24 – The rule of law in relation to drugs and PD2 – Developing and deepening of pupils understanding of Fundamental British Values (Rule of Law).

The main UN Rights of a Child covered are No.3 – Best interests of the child, No.13 – Sharing thoughts freely and No.28 – Access to Education.

Example Key Words


A person who is very overweight.


A condition that results from lack of sufficient nutrients in the body.


Breaking down of food into small molecules that can be absorbed into the bloodstream.


Proteins that act as biological catalysts.

Healthy Diet

Providing us with the right amount of energy from food and drink.

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