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Healthy Diet 2

In this worksheet, students will be helped to consolidate their understanding of the different groups of food and what we need them for.

'Healthy Diet 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Nutrition

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Food pyramid

 

Food - nice or nasty?

Well, it can be both - but do we need it?

Of course!

What for?

Oh, lots of things: running around, growing, being healthy....

What sorts of foods are best?

 

Well, why not journey into this worksheet to find out....?

The main groups of food that your body needs every day are as follows:

 

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

Food gropus on plate

 

You need these in varying amounts. One thing we need lots of is ENERGY.

The car goes to the petrol station to get its energy.

 

Which of the five food groups give you most of your daily energy?

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

The main groups of food that your body needs every day are as follows:

 

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

 

What does the car do with the energy in its petrol? It drives along.

 

From the list below, tick all of the things that use the energy you get from that energy-giving food group from Q1.

running

talking

walking

watching TV

sleeping

eating

laughing

jumping

The main groups of food that your body needs every day are as follows:

 

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

 

What is the name of the main energy-giving ingredient in foods like potato, pasta, bread and porridge?

petrol

starch

sugar

The main groups of food that your body needs every day are as follows:

 

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

 

One of these groups contain PROTEIN which is very important in giving you the building-blocks you need to grow as well as to repair/mend your body when you've cut yourself or, even worse, broken a bone.

 

Which food group contains protein?

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

The main groups of food that your body needs every day are as follows:

 

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

 

It's best not to eat too much of one of these groups of food - do you know which one?

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

The main groups of food that your body needs every day are as follows:

 

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

 

Why do you think it's a bad idea to eat too much of that group (from Q5)?

What will happen if you have too much of that type of food (tick all the ones you agree with)?

you'll become overweight

your teeth will decay

you'll grow too quickly

you'll find exercise harder

your hair will fall out

Henry is going to invite some friends to his party.

 

Children's party

 

He's learned at school that food is important (and fun!) but that we need more of certain sorts of foods than others.

Can you help him plan his party so that it is yummy and good for him and his friends?

 

Choose two suitable foods from the 'Meat and Fish' protein-giving group that would be good for his party - but remember not to allow Henry to have too many really fatty foods or things that children won't like!

chicken drumsticks

beefburgers

chicken nuggets

tuna sandwiches

smoked salmon

pork chops

Remember, Henry is going to invite some friends to his party.

 

He's learned at school that food is important (and fun!) but that we need more of certain sorts of foods than others.

Can you help him plan his party so that it is yummy and good for him and his friends?

 

Choose two suitable foods from the 'Bread, Cereals and Potatoes' energy-giving group that would be good for his party - but remember not to allow Henry to have too many really fatty foods or things that children won't like!

chips

coco pops

filled bread rolls

mashed potato

oven-baked crisps

spaghetti bolognese

OK, Henry's party's coming together.

 

What about all the sweet-type things?

What can you help him choose that's exciting but not too full of sugar or fat?

 

Tick two foods from the list.

chocolate squares

carrot cake cupcakes

bowl of sweets

bowl of cherries

ice cream

cucumber sticks

There's one 'nutrient' that your body needs every day that we haven't mentioned at all.

In fact your body is 70% made of this nutrient!

 

Man pondering question

 

What do you think it is?

Calcium

Water

Vitamin C

Iron

  • Question 1

The main groups of food that your body needs every day are as follows:

 

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

Food gropus on plate

 

You need these in varying amounts. One thing we need lots of is ENERGY.

The car goes to the petrol station to get its energy.

 

Which of the five food groups give you most of your daily energy?

CORRECT ANSWER
Bread, Cereals and Potatoes
EDDIE SAYS
The group containing bread and things like pasta, potatoes and so on contain masses of useful energy in the form of starch. Sugar contains masses of energy too, but your teeth suffer if you have too much (amongst other things!).
  • Question 2

The main groups of food that your body needs every day are as follows:

 

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

 

What does the car do with the energy in its petrol? It drives along.

 

From the list below, tick all of the things that use the energy you get from that energy-giving food group from Q1.

CORRECT ANSWER
running
talking
walking
watching TV
sleeping
eating
laughing
jumping
EDDIE SAYS
They are all right! Any of the things you do to move (going upstairs, walking, jumping, sport) right along to simply sleeping (energy is still used to work your heart, lungs, etc.) will need a supply of energy.
  • Question 3

The main groups of food that your body needs every day are as follows:

 

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

 

What is the name of the main energy-giving ingredient in foods like potato, pasta, bread and porridge?

CORRECT ANSWER
starch
EDDIE SAYS
Starch is an amazing chemical - it contains masses of energy which it releases as our bodies need it. Lots of energy is stored in a small amount of starch so it doesn't take up a lots of space, meaning quite a lot can be packed into a small amount of food.
  • Question 4

The main groups of food that your body needs every day are as follows:

 

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

 

One of these groups contain PROTEIN which is very important in giving you the building-blocks you need to grow as well as to repair/mend your body when you've cut yourself or, even worse, broken a bone.

 

Which food group contains protein?

CORRECT ANSWER
Meat and Fish
EDDIE SAYS
The group containing meat and fish contains lots of protein that are your building-blocks - that means your body is made of protein ... from the things you ate! Think about it! Does a vegetarian (who doesn't eat meat) need protein too? Of course, but they get it from vegetable sources.
  • Question 5

The main groups of food that your body needs every day are as follows:

 

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

 

It's best not to eat too much of one of these groups of food - do you know which one?

CORRECT ANSWER
Fats and Sugars
EDDIE SAYS
You don't want to being eating foods with too much fat and sugar in (we'll find out why soon), but today so many of our favourite foods, especially ones that are ready-to-eat, are packed with the stuff, so they're hard to avoid.
  • Question 6

The main groups of food that your body needs every day are as follows:

 

Meat and Fish

Fruit and Vegetables

Bread, Cereals and Potatoes

Milk and dairy products

Fats and Sugars

 

Why do you think it's a bad idea to eat too much of that group (from Q5)?

What will happen if you have too much of that type of food (tick all the ones you agree with)?

CORRECT ANSWER
you'll become overweight
your teeth will decay
you'll find exercise harder
EDDIE SAYS
Foods containing fats and sugars are very attractive (chocolate, cake, crisps, chips, etc.) and are difficult to avoid. It's good to have small amounts of fat and sugar - what happens is that we tend to eat way too much and our bodies suffer.
  • Question 7

Henry is going to invite some friends to his party.

 

Children's party

 

He's learned at school that food is important (and fun!) but that we need more of certain sorts of foods than others.

Can you help him plan his party so that it is yummy and good for him and his friends?

 

Choose two suitable foods from the 'Meat and Fish' protein-giving group that would be good for his party - but remember not to allow Henry to have too many really fatty foods or things that children won't like!

CORRECT ANSWER
chicken drumsticks
tuna sandwiches
EDDIE SAYS
You may disagree but I don't reckon Henry's friends will be that keen on pork chops or smoked salmon! Beefburgers and chicken nuggets are popular but high in fat, so not really that good in any quantity. Tuna sandwiches and chicken drumsticks are yummy party food and not full of fat.
  • Question 8

Remember, Henry is going to invite some friends to his party.

 

He's learned at school that food is important (and fun!) but that we need more of certain sorts of foods than others.

Can you help him plan his party so that it is yummy and good for him and his friends?

 

Choose two suitable foods from the 'Bread, Cereals and Potatoes' energy-giving group that would be good for his party - but remember not to allow Henry to have too many really fatty foods or things that children won't like!

CORRECT ANSWER
filled bread rolls
oven-baked crisps
EDDIE SAYS
Chips are too fatty and coco pops are to sugary, while spaghetti bolognese and mashed potato - at a kids' party?? Bread rolls filled with yummy cream cheese, bacon, tomatoes and so on will be popular as will the low-fat oven-baked crisps.
  • Question 9

OK, Henry's party's coming together.

 

What about all the sweet-type things?

What can you help him choose that's exciting but not too full of sugar or fat?

 

Tick two foods from the list.

CORRECT ANSWER
carrot cake cupcakes
bowl of cherries
EDDIE SAYS
Chocolate, sweets and ice cream are fine in small quantities, but party food is gobbled! So with carrot cake and cherries, also gobbleable, Henry's friends can enjoy the grub without taking in too much fat or sugar. Cucumber sticks? What is this - Mummy's evening party?!
  • Question 10

There's one 'nutrient' that your body needs every day that we haven't mentioned at all.

In fact your body is 70% made of this nutrient!

 

Man pondering question

 

What do you think it is?

CORRECT ANSWER
Water
EDDIE SAYS
Everything in that list is important but we are very watery creatures - it's true: about 70% of our body is water! We use it for so much. What would be left of you if we took the water away...?
---- OR ----

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