Friday 26 February 2021

LESSON-1 Good Eating Habits


LESSON-1 Good Eating Habits


La Rochefoucauld rightly said,

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."


1.1 Introduction

Dear children, maintaining good eating habits and manners while eating is as important as to eat food. Good eating habits make us a disciplined, healthy and remarkable member of the society. Everyone likes such a child who possesses good eating habits and eats well.


Let's know about our good/ bad habits.

(Answer yes or no to the following questions.)

Sr. No.

Good/ Bad Eating Habits




I brush my teeth twice a day.




I help my mother to serve food.




I wash my hands with soap before and after meal.




I wait patiently for my turn.




I use a spoon while eating.




I share my food with others




I always keep a handkerchief or towel with me while eating




I don't talk while eating




I don't waste food.




I don't pollute my place while eating.




I like to eat nutritious food.




I wash my face and hands after eating.




| Give yourself a score as follows.

Yes= 02 points,

Total points = 24

Your Score =

No = 01 point


I will do the following things to refine my eating habits:




Let's discuss the good eating habits in the class and fill the following mind map.


Good Eating Habits



1.2 Activity Time


Story Hunger

It was Saturday. All the students were happy because the following day was Sunday. They gathered in the dining-room for mid-day- meal. The teacher, Mrs. Kamal instructed the students to wash their hands with soap. After obeying the teacher, students sat down on their chairs to eat. The food was served to all of them. The children clasped their hands in prayer and then started eating food. Some children were nibbling quietly while some were babbling.

Neha staggered with a sad face. Because of appetite, she could see only food. She sat down at her place in a hurry and started devouring food without washing her hands. Some food fell here and there but she didn't care about it. After finishing the meal, she hurriedly went aw without washing her hands. She looked satiated after having her meal.

Mrs. Kamal was catching sight of all this silently, but she didn't think it was appropriate to say something at that time, rather she waited for the right time. She had perceived that something wrong must have happened to her. Curiously, after half a day, she went to Neha class. Some students were chatting while some were reading. The children became as silent the grave on seeing Mrs. Kamal. She conversed with the students and enquired, "How many you have taken breakfast today?" All the students nodded yes but Neha was tongue-tied. Tea rolled down her cheeks. Mrs. Kamal approached her and while pacifying her, she enquired t reason for shedding tears. Neha hung her head and kept on crying. Her friend, sitting beside her, disclosed that Neha had not eaten anything since the previous night. Mrs. Kamal raised her and took her out of the class. She offered her water and asked her why she did not eat anything. Neha replied that there was nothing to eat at her home. Conditions at her home were unfortunate because of her father's illness. So she hadn't eaten anything since the last night. That made her come to school hungry. Starvation and poverty were sparkling in her eyes. Mrs. Kamal calm her and advised all the students to share food. She also explained to them the importance washing hands before and after meals, proper etiquettes at the dinner table and good eating habits as well as manners.



Excerpts from this story are based on the eyewitness accounts. We have learnt many things from this story.

a) Write in your own words what have you learnt from this story?


b) What would Mrs. Kamal have explained about the good eating habits and manners that are to be followed at dining table?


1.3 Dear children, remember, there is no age to learn. We can learn from anything, anywhere and anyone, and inculcate good habit in ourselves. By adopting good eating habits in life, you can take your future to new heights. Our habits guide us. These tiny habits build personality over time.


Let's see what we have imbibed.

(Discuss the following five questions with your teacher one by one.)


a) You know you shouldn't talk while eating. There is a student in your class who chats a lot while gobbling food. What will you do to improve his/her habit?



b) What are the things one should keep in mind at the dining table? Give your views.



c) It is not a good habit to eat something while studying. What will you do to help a student improve his or her habits if he or she eats toffees or something else while studying in the classroom?


d) Food is our basic need and is valuable. A student wastes a lot of food. How will you explain to him/her the value of food?


e) Suppose a student in your class is weeping because he/she is feeling ravenous. How will you help him/her?



1.4 Let's choose between right and wrong.


Strike out the wrong choice.


1. Wash your hands before meal.

2. Don't wait for your turn.

3. Eat rashly.

4. Keep talking while chewing food.

5. Serve food with love.

6. Thank God before and after every meal.


Dear children, you must follow good eating habits and manners. These habits will become a golden part of your future life.

1. Have you made any changes in yourself? If so, list at least five good eating habits:






2. Make a poster showing good eating habits


3. Discuss about the good eating habits in the morning assembly.

Good eating habits instill confidence in us and make us healthy.

Live a happy and healthy life.


Special suggestions from the teacher to the student