Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Meal Planning

Subject: Home Economics

Topic: Meal Planning

Duration: 40 mins

Reference: Home Economics for primary schools book� 6

Previous knowledge: Pupils are familiar with Buying and Spending

Objective: At the end of the lesson pupils should be able to

  1. Explain the meaning of meal planning
  2. Identify the major meals of the body


Meal planning is the process of making adequate arrangement to provide adequate or balanced diet, for individuals or the family as a whole, to beeaten at one time.

Factors that can be considered when planning our meals

  1. Money available
  2. Food in season
  3. Time available
  4. Health of the individual/families

Major meals of the day

  • Breakfast:The first meal of the day is usually eaten in the morning. It is very important and must be light.
  • Lunch: This is the meal eaten in the middle of the day.
  • Dinner: This is the main meal of the day, usually eaten in the evening or sometimes late afternoon.


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils

Step II: Teacher introduces and explains new topic to pupils

Step III: Pupils are allowed to ask questions

Step IV: Teacher writes notes on the board for pupils


  • Explain the meaning of meal planning
  • List three factors to be considered when planning meals
  • Mention the major meals of the day

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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