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Plants as Food

Students answer questions about how plants contribute to a healthy diet.

'Plants as Food' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Importance of Exercise, Food and Hygiene

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10


 

We grow plants, fruit and vegetables, to eat. They taste good and they help us to grow and stay healthy. This is how to do it!

  • We should eat five different fruit and vegetables a day.
  • A healthy amount is a handful.
  • We should eat different coloured fruit and vegetables as part of our 'five a day'.
  • We can eat cooked and raw fruit and vegetables.

 

How many pieces of fruit and vegetables should we eat everyday? 

10

5

15

2

Can you finish the sentence?

 

We should eat five fruit and vegetables which are different....

sizes

shapes

colours

 

Which two of these are yellow or orange vegetables?

celery

sweet potatoes

lettuce

carrots

Choose the two green vegetables.

cabbage

peas

potatoes

parsnips

Which two of these fruits are red? 

strawberry

peach

banana

raspberry

What can we use to measure how much of each fruit or vegetable we need to eat? 

a ruler

a spoonful

a handful

a cupful

Choose two options which finish this sentence:

 

We eat plants because they help us to...

grow

do hard sums

remember our PE kit

stay healthy

 

What must we do to this potatoes before we can eat it?

mash them

cook them

slice them

Which one of these is the best way to eat our 'five a day'? 

a fruit salad

a fizzy orange drink

a bag of fruity sweets

  • Question 1

How many pieces of fruit and vegetables should we eat everyday? 

CORRECT ANSWER
5
EDDIE SAYS
We should eat FIVE portions of fruit and vegetables every day. You can remember it using this rhyme: five a day keeps the doctor away!
  • Question 2

Can you finish the sentence?

 

We should eat five fruit and vegetables which are different....

CORRECT ANSWER
colours
EDDIE SAYS
Fruit and vegetables are good for us. If we eat different coloured ones, we get the MOST goodness!
  • Question 3

 

Which two of these are yellow or orange vegetables?

CORRECT ANSWER
sweet potatoes
carrots
EDDIE SAYS
Sweet potatoes are an orangey yellow colour inside. Carrots are orange, too!
Celery and lettuce are green plants.
  • Question 4

Choose the two green vegetables.

CORRECT ANSWER
cabbage
peas
EDDIE SAYS
Cabbage and peas are green vegetables. Potatoes are brown on the outside and white on the inside, and parsnips are creamy white in colour.
  • Question 5

Which two of these fruits are red? 

CORRECT ANSWER
strawberry
raspberry
EDDIE SAYS
Strawberries and raspberries are red or very dark pink in colour.
Peaches are pink/orange and bananas are yellow.
  • Question 6

What can we use to measure how much of each fruit or vegetable we need to eat? 

CORRECT ANSWER
a handful
EDDIE SAYS
A handful is a good way to measure a portion of fruit or vegetables - it's so easy!
  • Question 7

Choose two options which finish this sentence:

 

We eat plants because they help us to...

CORRECT ANSWER
grow
stay healthy
EDDIE SAYS
Eating plants gives us lots of nutrients to grow and keeps our bodies healthy.
  • Question 8

 

What must we do to this potatoes before we can eat it?

CORRECT ANSWER
cook them
EDDIE SAYS
Some plants we eat raw, but potatoes need cooking to make them soft and delicious.
  • Question 9

Which one of these is the best way to eat our 'five a day'? 

CORRECT ANSWER
a fruit salad
EDDIE SAYS
A fruit salad gives us the most nutrients and goodness. A fizzy drink and fruity sweets are not actually good for us, even though they taste fruity - they are full of sugar and are bad for our teeth.
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