Human bodies developed over thousands of years, as a result of the food which was available in the environment. If we eat too much modern food, such as processed and takeaway foods, then our health will suffer. Likewise, if we pollute the water, the air and the soil in which we grow our foods then our food will not be as good for us.
You can help through the foods you buy. Understanding the foods you buy and the foods you consume gives you the ability to make sensible decisions, that can also help protect the environment.
Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.
Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.