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Healthy Diet 1

In this worksheet, students will look at the importance of diet for good health.

'Healthy Diet 1
' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Nutrition

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Our bodies are always active, aren't they?  Even when you're asleep your heart is beating, you keep on breathing, and your body is being repaired and renewed.

 

 All of this activity needs a supply of energy and a source of raw materials. Both of these things come from the food we eat. That's why we need a good diet to be healthy.

 

Food pyramid

 

This food pyramid shows lot of things that are good for us to eat.

 

Try answering these questions to see how much you know about healthy foods.

The food we eat can be divided into five main groups.

 

Which TWO on this list are NOT major food groups?

fruit and vegetables

herbs and spices

starchy foods (rice, pasta, bread and so on)

meat, fish, eggs and beans

vitamins

milk and dairy products

fats and sugars

Of the five main food groups, which TWO should we eat most of in a healthy diet?

fats and sugars

starchy foods

milk and dairy products

fruit and vegetables

meat, fish, eggs and beans

Which of these choices would be a good healthy lunch?

tuna sandwich, an apple, a glass of milk

chocolate and doughnuts

burger and chips

When should we eat fruit and vegetables?

 

Fruit and veg

only when we feel like it

every day

at least once a month

Why should we avoid eating too many sweet, sugary foods? (Select all the options that you think are correct).

 

Sweets and ice cream

they contain very little nutrients

they can cause tooth decay

they make you feel full, so you don't eat heathy foods

Which of these diets is more likely to make you put on weight?

 

A: white bread, crisps, chocolate, biscuits, processed meats

B: fresh fruit and vegetables, high fibre cereals, brown bread

A

B

  • Question 1

The food we eat can be divided into five main groups.

 

Which TWO on this list are NOT major food groups?

CORRECT ANSWER
herbs and spices
vitamins
EDDIE SAYS
Herbs and spices are parts of plants that are used to add flavour to food but they are not an essential part of the diet. Vitamins are essential for good health but they are found in small amounts in the different foods we eat and not eaten as a separate part of the diet.
  • Question 2

Of the five main food groups, which TWO should we eat most of in a healthy diet?

CORRECT ANSWER
starchy foods
fruit and vegetables
EDDIE SAYS
In a healthy diet around one third of what we eat should be made up of starchy foods and one third should be fruit and vegetables.
  • Question 3

Which of these choices would be a good healthy lunch?

CORRECT ANSWER
tuna sandwich, an apple, a glass of milk
EDDIE SAYS
The tuna sandwich lunch is tasty and nutritious. Chocolate and doughnuts contain a lot of fats and sugars. These are ok in small amounts but should not be a big part of your diet. Burger and chips will also have a lot of fat, and probably a lot of salt too.
  • Question 4

When should we eat fruit and vegetables?

 

Fruit and veg

CORRECT ANSWER
every day
EDDIE SAYS
A healthy diet should include five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
  • Question 5

Why should we avoid eating too many sweet, sugary foods? (Select all the options that you think are correct).

 

Sweets and ice cream

CORRECT ANSWER
they contain very little nutrients
they can cause tooth decay
they make you feel full, so you don't eat heathy foods
EDDIE SAYS
All of these are reasons not to have too much sugary food in your diet.
  • Question 6

Which of these diets is more likely to make you put on weight?

 

A: white bread, crisps, chocolate, biscuits, processed meats

B: fresh fruit and vegetables, high fibre cereals, brown bread

CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
Researchers found that a child eating the sort of foods in the first diet was four times more likely to gain weight as body fat than a child whose diet included the foods in the second diet.
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