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Healthy Diets: Five a Day Helps You Work, Rest and Play

In this worksheet, students will recall the constituents of a healthy diet and make the link between regular exercise, healthy eating and good general health.

'Healthy Diets: Five a Day Helps You Work, Rest and Play' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Importance of Exercise, Food and Hygiene

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

What are your favourite foods? Jonny likes chips, chocolate and cola. 

However, if he ate these foods every day he wouldn't be very healthy. In fact he'd be quite unwell, even if he did lots of exercise.

 

This week Jonny has been learning about healthy eating at school. That's why he knows he should also eat apples, carrots and even sprouts! He likes these too.

 

It's really important that we look after our body. After all we are going to need it for many many years to come and it's quite difficult to get a replacement. To help us look after our body we need to eat healthy foods and try to get as much exercise as we can. 

Let's take a closer look at healthy eating.

Jonny has just woken up. Jonny's dad is already downstairs preparing a fried breakfast, but Jonny knows that a fried breakfast isn't the healthiest start to the day.

 

 

Which breakfast would be the most suitable for Jonny to eat?

a bacon and egg sandwich

a croissant with butter and strawberry jam

a slice of leftover pizza

a bowl of cereal and sliced banana

Jonny's little brother is called Mike. Mike is in the lunch queue and he's quite excited. It's his favourite today, chicken pie. 

Jonny has told Mike all about the healthy eating lessons he's had at school this week and Mike wants to pick some healthy foods to go with his chicken pie. 

 

 

Mike chooses chicken pie, mashed potato, broccoli and carrots. 

 

What do you think Mike should choose for pudding?

lemon cheesecake

strawberry jelly

fruit salad

raspberry ripple ice cream

Jonny is helping his mum make dinner. She asks Jonny to pick four foods from the fridge to make up a healthy meal.

 

 

Which foods should Jonny choose to make a healthy meal?

apple juice

bacon

butter

carrots

fish

cream

peas

potatoes

Fruit and vegetables should form a large part of our diet.

We get important vitamins and minerals from fruit and veg. Vitamins and minerals help our body cells to work correctly.

 

 

How many portions of fruit or vegetables should Jonny and Mike try to eat each day?

2

5

8

Dairy foods are another important food group. Dairy foods are produced from milk.

We should aim to eat two to three portions of dairy produce a day.

Can you identify two other dairy products from the list below?

marshmallow

fish fingers

cheese

mayonnaise

ice cream

Bread, cereals, pasta and rice all come from plants. These foods are also called carbohydrates (car - bo - hi - drates).

Carbohydrates are high in energy and we need to eat plenty of them to help us through our day.

 

Can you identify another carbohydrate which is also very common in our diet?

raspberries

potatoes

tomatoes

Meat, fish, eggs and beans make up a group of foods called proteins (pro - teens). Cheese and nuts are also good sources of protein.

 

Which of the foods in the photo is also part of the dairy group?

cheese

eggs

meat

nuts

This is a picture of the eat well plate. The plate shows us how much of each type of food we should eat during a day.

 

 

Which type of food should we eat the least amount of during a normal day?

bread, rice, potatoes and pasta

fruit and vegetables

food and drinks high in fat and sugar

meat, fish, eggs and beans

milk and dairy foods

Let's have another look at the eat well plate.

Each section of the plate has been assigned a specific colour. Fruit and veg is green, bread and starches are yellow, meat and fish is pink, milk and dairy is blue, while sugary and fatty foods are purple.

 

eatwell

 

Jonny picks a tuna sandwich on brown bread for lunch. It's just tuna and bread.

Can you identify which two colours of the eat well plate are represented in Jonny's sandwich?

blue

green

pink

purple

yellow

How could you make Jonny's sandwich healthier?

Use the eat well plate to work out which food he should add to his meal to make it healthier.

 

Add cucumber to his sandwich.

Serve it with a bag of crisps.

Mix the tuna with some mayonnaise.

Add bacon to his sandwich.

Serve it with a large glass of lemonade.

  • Question 1

Jonny has just woken up. Jonny's dad is already downstairs preparing a fried breakfast, but Jonny knows that a fried breakfast isn't the healthiest start to the day.

 

 

Which breakfast would be the most suitable for Jonny to eat?

CORRECT ANSWER
a bowl of cereal and sliced banana
EDDIE SAYS
My granny used to say that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. She was right too! Children who eat breakfast regularly out-perform children who do not.
A good breakfast contains a type of food called carbohydrate, this is used by our bodies for energy during the day. We should also try to add in some fruit too. Cereals contain lots of carbohydrate and they taste really yummy when you add fruit to them.
  • Question 2

Jonny's little brother is called Mike. Mike is in the lunch queue and he's quite excited. It's his favourite today, chicken pie. 

Jonny has told Mike all about the healthy eating lessons he's had at school this week and Mike wants to pick some healthy foods to go with his chicken pie. 

 

 

Mike chooses chicken pie, mashed potato, broccoli and carrots. 

 

What do you think Mike should choose for pudding?

CORRECT ANSWER
fruit salad
EDDIE SAYS
All of these puddings are really delicious but the healthy choice is fruit salad.
Don't worry, it's OK to treat yourself to a nice pudding now and again.
  • Question 3

Jonny is helping his mum make dinner. She asks Jonny to pick four foods from the fridge to make up a healthy meal.

 

 

Which foods should Jonny choose to make a healthy meal?

CORRECT ANSWER
carrots
fish
peas
potatoes
EDDIE SAYS
Lovely! Fish, potatoes, carrots and peas. What a delicious, healthy meal.
  • Question 4

Fruit and vegetables should form a large part of our diet.

We get important vitamins and minerals from fruit and veg. Vitamins and minerals help our body cells to work correctly.

 

 

How many portions of fruit or vegetables should Jonny and Mike try to eat each day?

CORRECT ANSWER
5
EDDIE SAYS
Five a day keeps the doctor away.
It's really easy to do, too: a glass or fruit juice with your breakfast, some veg or salad with lunch, maybe an apple for a mid-afternoon snack and a couple of veg on your plate at tea time. Easy peasy.
I love fruit and veg.
  • Question 5

Dairy foods are another important food group. Dairy foods are produced from milk.

We should aim to eat two to three portions of dairy produce a day.

Can you identify two other dairy products from the list below?

CORRECT ANSWER
cheese
ice cream
EDDIE SAYS
Dairy foods are an important source of calcium.
Calcium is a really important mineral. It is essential for our bones and teeth, but also needed to maintain a healthy heart.
Be careful though, dairy foods are often quite high in fat so we shouldn't eat large amounts.
  • Question 6

Bread, cereals, pasta and rice all come from plants. These foods are also called carbohydrates (car - bo - hi - drates).

Carbohydrates are high in energy and we need to eat plenty of them to help us through our day.

 

Can you identify another carbohydrate which is also very common in our diet?

CORRECT ANSWER
potatoes
EDDIE SAYS
Potatoes are fabulous. We mash them, roast them, boil them and chip them.
I like to bake them in the oven and then eat it filled with tuna, mayonnaise and cheese.
Potatoes are carbohydrates; they are actually the root of a potato plant that has swollen. Raspberries and tomatoes are fruits.
  • Question 7

Meat, fish, eggs and beans make up a group of foods called proteins (pro - teens). Cheese and nuts are also good sources of protein.

 

Which of the foods in the photo is also part of the dairy group?

CORRECT ANSWER
cheese
EDDIE SAYS
Cheese is made from milk so it is also a dairy food.
Most of the cheese we eat is made from cow's milk, but some really scrummy cheeses are made from sheep's milk and even goat's milk.
  • Question 8

This is a picture of the eat well plate. The plate shows us how much of each type of food we should eat during a day.

 

 

Which type of food should we eat the least amount of during a normal day?

CORRECT ANSWER
food and drinks high in fat and sugar
EDDIE SAYS
I really like cake, and chocolate and fizzy drinks.
However, if I ate them all the time I would be very unhealthy indeed.
Sadly, quite a few young people eat far too much of these foods and as a result they suffer from serious diseases such as diabetes.
  • Question 9

Let's have another look at the eat well plate.

Each section of the plate has been assigned a specific colour. Fruit and veg is green, bread and starches are yellow, meat and fish is pink, milk and dairy is blue, while sugary and fatty foods are purple.

 

eatwell

 

Jonny picks a tuna sandwich on brown bread for lunch. It's just tuna and bread.

Can you identify which two colours of the eat well plate are represented in Jonny's sandwich?

CORRECT ANSWER
pink
yellow
EDDIE SAYS
Jonny's sandwich sounds quite tasty, but I like to add a little butter to my bread.
If Jonny added butter to his sandwich what extra colour would be represented?
  • Question 10

How could you make Jonny's sandwich healthier?

Use the eat well plate to work out which food he should add to his meal to make it healthier.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Add cucumber to his sandwich.
EDDIE SAYS
Cucumber is in the green zone. It is a fruit because it contains seeds.
Cucumber is quite good for us. It contains lots of different vitamins and minerals which we need to keep our cells healthy.
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