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Healthy Living: Keep the Doc Away

In this worksheet, students will reinforce their knowledge of why a balanced diet, regular exercise and good hygiene are so important for healthy living.

'Healthy Living: Keep the Doc Away' 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

It's quite simple, guys – having a bad diet and not exercising regularly are sure ways of ensuring you need to visit the doctor often when you're older.

Doctor

 

It's also really important to make sure your hygiene skills are top notch. Make sure you wash and change your underwear on a daily basis, brush your teeth at least twice a day and always wash your hands after you have been to the toilet.

These questions will test your understanding of a good diet, why exercise is good for you, and your knowledge of personal hygiene.

Joe's mum has made him fish fingers and potato waffles for tea. Joe tells his mum that he needs a portion of veg to make his tea more balanced and healthy.

fishfingerspotato waffles

Joe has a quick look in the the freezer for some veg. He finds a bag of onion rings, some peas and breaded mushrooms which need to be deep fried.

Which food should he choose?

Onion rings

Peas

Breaded mushrooms

Some foods like pasta, rice and bread are called carbohydrates. Our body uses carbohydrate for energy. Other foods like meat and beans are rich in protein, which our body uses to grow new cells.

Before they play a match, Premier League footballers will eat a meal that contains lots of carbohydrate.

Why do they eat a meal that is high in carbohydrate?

To help them grow and stretch whilst they play

To help them have more energy during the game

Leo's dad has cut his finger. 

finger with a cut

 

He was outside doing some gardening, and he runs back into the house to get a plaster.

Leo tells his dad to clean the cut before he puts a plaster over it.

How should Leo's dad clean the cut?

With running tap water

With napkins and towels

Lisa has a cold, she sneezes and catches her sneeze in a tissue.

 

lady with a cold

 

What should she do with the tissue when she has finished?

Bin it!

Put it in her pocket and save it for later.

Sometimes our parents treat us to sweets like small chocolates.

sweets

 

Why should we not eat sweets every day?

We need to eat more protein to help us grow.

Sweets are very high in sugar and really bad for our teeth.

Doing regular exercise, such as riding a bike with friends, attending regular swimming lessons, or even just running around the playground at break time, is very important.

children dressed to play football

Which of the following reasons are good ones for doing exercise?

Choose three answers.

Exercise can occasionally lead to injury and we might have to take a day off school.

Exercise is good for your heart.

Exercise helps us to make friends and is good for our self esteem.

Exercise helps us to maintain a healthy weight.

Which is the healthiest breakfast to have?

A croissant and a biscuit

An apple and a bowl of cereal

Nothing

Complete this sentence.

Yoghurt and milk are a good source of calcium which is essential for the healthy, strong growth of ________________.

Blood cells

Bones and teeth

Heart and lungs

  • Question 1

Joe's mum has made him fish fingers and potato waffles for tea. Joe tells his mum that he needs a portion of veg to make his tea more balanced and healthy.

fishfingerspotato waffles

Joe has a quick look in the the freezer for some veg. He finds a bag of onion rings, some peas and breaded mushrooms which need to be deep fried.

Which food should he choose?

CORRECT ANSWER
Peas
EDDIE SAYS
The peas are definitely the healthy choice for Joe.
Peas are a fantastic source of vitamins A, B, C and K. All of these vitamins are essential but vitamin K is especially brilliant, it helps to keep your bones healthy which is really useful when you want to play outside with your friends.
  • Question 2

Some foods like pasta, rice and bread are called carbohydrates. Our body uses carbohydrate for energy. Other foods like meat and beans are rich in protein, which our body uses to grow new cells.

Before they play a match, Premier League footballers will eat a meal that contains lots of carbohydrate.

Why do they eat a meal that is high in carbohydrate?

CORRECT ANSWER
To help them have more energy during the game
EDDIE SAYS
Footballers and other sports people require huge amounts of energy.
Pasta, rice and bread release their energy slowly over a long period of time which makes them ideal foods for sports people.
  • Question 3

Leo's dad has cut his finger. 

finger with a cut

 

He was outside doing some gardening, and he runs back into the house to get a plaster.

Leo tells his dad to clean the cut before he puts a plaster over it.

How should Leo's dad clean the cut?

CORRECT ANSWER
With running tap water
EDDIE SAYS
Cuts to the skin can be very dangerous. Bacteria and other dangerous materials may get into the blood, this could cause a serious disease.
Cuts should always be cleaned with hot water because hot water will kill any bacteria that may have got into the cut.
  • Question 4

Lisa has a cold, she sneezes and catches her sneeze in a tissue.

 

lady with a cold

 

What should she do with the tissue when she has finished?

CORRECT ANSWER
Bin it!
EDDIE SAYS
Have you ever heard the rhyme "coughs and sneezes spread diseases"?
It is really important that you bin your tissue after you have used it, otherwise the nasties that are making you ill could be spread to others.
  • Question 5

Sometimes our parents treat us to sweets like small chocolates.

sweets

 

Why should we not eat sweets every day?

CORRECT ANSWER
Sweets are very high in sugar and really bad for our teeth.
EDDIE SAYS
We should try to eat a balanced diet. This means that we should try to eat what's known as the recommended daily allowance of foods containing protein as these foods will help us to grow and repair damaged cells.
However, the major reason for not eating sweets every day is that they are really high in sugar. Not only is this really bad for our teeth but it might also lead to us developing diseases such as diabetes.
  • Question 6

Doing regular exercise, such as riding a bike with friends, attending regular swimming lessons, or even just running around the playground at break time, is very important.

children dressed to play football

Which of the following reasons are good ones for doing exercise?

Choose three answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
Exercise is good for your heart.
Exercise helps us to make friends and is good for our self esteem.
Exercise helps us to maintain a healthy weight.
EDDIE SAYS
It's not good to miss a day at school, folks.
Sometimes people do get injured playing sport and exercising; however, if you are careful and sensible you shouldn't have to take the day off even if you do hurt yourself.
  • Question 7

Which is the healthiest breakfast to have?

CORRECT ANSWER
An apple and a bowl of cereal
EDDIE SAYS
It is important to start the day with a good meal so you have energy that can last all the way to lunch. Croissants and biscuits are full of sugar, but sugar can't keep us going for a long time.
  • Question 8

Complete this sentence.

Yoghurt and milk are a good source of calcium which is essential for the healthy, strong growth of ________________.

CORRECT ANSWER
Bones and teeth
EDDIE SAYS
Calcium, a mineral, is an important building material for strong bones and teeth.
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