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Nutrition 2

Students check their understanding of a balanced diet - the food groups, which foods they contain and their main function in the body.

'Nutrition 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Nutrition

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Eating a balanced diet means choosing from a varied range of healthy foods. 

 

 

We need foods to provide us with the fuel to do activities and carry out exercise.  These energy foods are rich in fats and sugar. 

Meat, fish and cheese help us to grow strong bones and muscles. 

Fruit and vegetables keep our bodies healthy and working properly. 

Which TWO of these foods are rich in fats?

roast chicken

sardines

brown bread

cheese

banana

Which other foods give us energy for exercise and activity? Select THREE options.

cereal

steak

naan bread

apple

pasta

Yoghurt and milk are a good source of calcium which is essential for the healthy, strong growth of which parts of our bodies?

blood cells

bones and teeth

heart and lungs

Choose THREE foods which our bodies need to grow and build muscles.

parsnip

chocolate

beef

lamb chop

egg

Fruit and vegetables are a very important part of a healthy, balanced diet. Which TWO things do they provide us with?

vitamins

sugar

fibre

calcium

Is the following statement true or false?

Fats and oils can be used to give us energy for exercise and activity.

true

false

This is a typical list of the foods Daniel eats every day:

 

Breakfast:  cornflakes and milk
Lunch:  cheese sandwich and a packet of crisps
Dinner:  cheeseburger and chips, a slice of cake and a fizzy drink

 

Which food group is missing from Daniel's diet?

fruit and vegetables

starchy foods

sugar and fats

Which TWO of the listed foods provide Daniel with protein for growth?

fizzy drink

milk

crisps

burger

If Daniel does not use up all the sweet and starchy foods in his diet during exercise, what will happen to him?

bigger bones

he will put on weight

it will be hard to breath

Choose THREE foods from the list list below which are good sources of fibre.

cabbage

bacon

brown bread

apple

ice cream

  • Question 1

Which TWO of these foods are rich in fats?

CORRECT ANSWER
sardines
cheese
EDDIE SAYS
Sardines are oily fish rich in fats. Cheese is a dairy food, made from milk.
  • Question 2

Which other foods give us energy for exercise and activity? Select THREE options.

CORRECT ANSWER
cereal
naan bread
pasta
EDDIE SAYS
Cereals, bread and pasta are starchy foods which our muscles turn into energy when we exercise.
  • Question 3

Yoghurt and milk are a good source of calcium which is essential for the healthy, strong growth of which parts of our bodies?

CORRECT ANSWER
bones and teeth
EDDIE SAYS
Calcium, a mineral, is an important building material for strong bones and teeth.
  • Question 4

Choose THREE foods which our bodies need to grow and build muscles.

CORRECT ANSWER
beef
lamb chop
egg
EDDIE SAYS
Our bodies build muscles from meat, fish and eggs - these foods are called protein foods.
  • Question 5

Fruit and vegetables are a very important part of a healthy, balanced diet. Which TWO things do they provide us with?

CORRECT ANSWER
vitamins
fibre
EDDIE SAYS
Vitamins are needed to keep our bodies working properly, for example good eyesight. Fibre keeps our gut working properly by moving waste along after we have digested our food!
  • Question 6

Is the following statement true or false?

Fats and oils can be used to give us energy for exercise and activity.

CORRECT ANSWER
true
EDDIE SAYS
Fats and oils are energy foods, but too much can be stored as fat in our own body!
  • Question 7

This is a typical list of the foods Daniel eats every day:

 

Breakfast:  cornflakes and milk
Lunch:  cheese sandwich and a packet of crisps
Dinner:  cheeseburger and chips, a slice of cake and a fizzy drink

 

Which food group is missing from Daniel's diet?

CORRECT ANSWER
fruit and vegetables
EDDIE SAYS
Daniel's diet is not balanced at all! He hardly eats any fruit and vegetables.
  • Question 8

Which TWO of the listed foods provide Daniel with protein for growth?

CORRECT ANSWER
milk
burger
EDDIE SAYS
Meat is a good source of protein which our bodies use to build muscles.
  • Question 9

If Daniel does not use up all the sweet and starchy foods in his diet during exercise, what will happen to him?

CORRECT ANSWER
he will put on weight
EDDIE SAYS
Sweet and starchy food contain lots of sugar. If our body does not use most of it to make energy, we put on weight.
  • Question 10

Choose THREE foods from the list list below which are good sources of fibre.

CORRECT ANSWER
cabbage
brown bread
apple
EDDIE SAYS
Fruit and vegetables are essential in our diets, along with foods made from whole grains, providing fibre.
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