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Healthy Eating

In this worksheet, students will be challnenged to stretch their knowledge and understanding of food by asking them to plan meals designed for healthy eating.

'Healthy Eating' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Nutrition

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Girl eating sweetcorn

 

You know that eating is really important for your body and for good health. You probably also know that eating too much can be bad for you. Also eating too much of certain types of food can affect your health.

 

This worksheet starts off by asking you about certain meals: what you would add to them so that they would be good for you. It then looks at why certain foods might be good or bad for your health.

Which food would be the best one to add to this meal to make it a healthy balanced meal?

 

Sausage and mash

SAUSAGES AND MASHED POTATO

 

chips

peas

pork chop

Which food would be the best one to add to this meal to make it a healthy balanced meal?

 

Carrot Baked potato
CARROTS BAKED POTATO

 

chicken

jam doughnut

ice cream

Which food would be the best one to add to this meal to make it a healthy balanced meal?

 

Ham salad
HAM SALAD
pizza

chocolate biscuit

eggs

Which food would be the best one to add to this meal to make it a healthy balanced meal?

 

Bread Lettuce
BREAD LETTUCE

 

cheese

packet of crisps

jam

Pick the food that is WORST for our teeth:

 

Sweets Pork chop Cheese
SWEETS PORK CHOP CHEESE

 

sweets

pork chop

cheese

Pick the food that is the most SALTY:

 

Crisps Fish Apple
CRISPS FISH APPLE

 

crisps

fish

apple

Pick the food that has the most FAT in it:

 

Banana Potato   Egg
BANANA POTATO EGG

 

banana

potato

egg

A VEGETARIAN is someone who does not eat meat.

Choose the best healthy meal for a vegetarian from these:

 

Chicken dinner Chocolate sponge macaroni cheese
ROAST CHICKEN DINNER CHOCOLATE SPONGE & CHOCOLATE SAUCE MACARONI CHEESE & PEAS

 

chicken dinner

chocolate sponge

macaroni cheese and peas

Pick out the healthiest breakfast:

 

empty bowl choclate doughnut poached egg on toast
NOTHING CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUT POACHED EGG ON TOAST

 

nothing

chocolate doughnut

poached egg on toast

How often should we eat fruit and vegetables?

once a week

once a day

several times a day

  • Question 1

Which food would be the best one to add to this meal to make it a healthy balanced meal?

 

Sausage and mash

SAUSAGES AND MASHED POTATO

 

CORRECT ANSWER
peas
EDDIE SAYS
Peas is the best choice: you need fruit and vegetables every day. They contain lots of good vitamins and minerals as well as fibre. You don't want fatty chips too often - there's mashed potato already on the plate! Pork chops are nice but you've got sausages already.
  • Question 2

Which food would be the best one to add to this meal to make it a healthy balanced meal?

 

Carrot Baked potato
CARROTS BAKED POTATO

 

CORRECT ANSWER
chicken
EDDIE SAYS
Carrots, baked potato and ice cream? Yuk! Some chicken would be nice and it will give you the protein you need to grow. The ice cream and doughnut will do for pudding ... but they are a bit sugary and fatty!
  • Question 3

Which food would be the best one to add to this meal to make it a healthy balanced meal?

 

Ham salad
HAM SALAD
CORRECT ANSWER
eggs
EDDIE SAYS
Pizza or chocolate biscuits are yummy but not good for you if you have them a lot. Eggs would be the healthiest option to eat after your ham salad.
  • Question 4

Which food would be the best one to add to this meal to make it a healthy balanced meal?

 

Bread Lettuce
BREAD LETTUCE

 

CORRECT ANSWER
cheese
EDDIE SAYS
If you're making a sandwich with your bread and lettuce, cheese would go nicely - it will give you some of the protein you need. Mind you, you don't want masses! Packets of crisps are very salty and fatty and then the jam doesn't really go - it's also full of sugar!
  • Question 5

Pick the food that is WORST for our teeth:

 

Sweets Pork chop Cheese
SWEETS PORK CHOP CHEESE

 

CORRECT ANSWER
sweets
EDDIE SAYS
Of course you'll have sweets, but you do need to know that you don't want lots - they are made with sugar and if that stays in your mouth for long that can damage your teeth. Nasty!
  • Question 6

Pick the food that is the most SALTY:

 

Crisps Fish Apple
CRISPS FISH APPLE

 

CORRECT ANSWER
crisps
EDDIE SAYS
Crisps contains lots and lots of salt (and fat) and are even saltier than fish which live in the salty sea!
  • Question 7

Pick the food that has the most FAT in it:

 

Banana Potato   Egg
BANANA POTATO EGG

 

CORRECT ANSWER
egg
EDDIE SAYS
This one might surprise you! Potatoes (fresh, not chips or crisps) don't really have fat in them. Banana only has a little. Eggs have quite a lot of fat in the yellow egg yolk.
  • Question 8

A VEGETARIAN is someone who does not eat meat.

Choose the best healthy meal for a vegetarian from these:

 

Chicken dinner Chocolate sponge macaroni cheese
ROAST CHICKEN DINNER CHOCOLATE SPONGE & CHOCOLATE SAUCE MACARONI CHEESE & PEAS

 

CORRECT ANSWER
macaroni cheese and peas
EDDIE SAYS
A vegetarian won't eat the chicken because it's meat. Chocolate sponge is high in fat and sugar. So the best choice is the macaroni cheese and peas: no meat, lots of pasta and cheese as well as lovely peas!
  • Question 9

Pick out the healthiest breakfast:

 

empty bowl choclate doughnut poached egg on toast
NOTHING CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUT POACHED EGG ON TOAST

 

CORRECT ANSWER
poached egg on toast
EDDIE SAYS
You need some energy to keep you going through the morning - having nothing for breakfast is not good for you. A chocolate doughnut is too high in fat and sugar to be good for you while a poached egg on toast has the right balance to give you what you need to start your day.
  • Question 10

How often should we eat fruit and vegetables?

CORRECT ANSWER
several times a day
EDDIE SAYS
In fact an adult needs something like 5 cupfuls of fruit and vegetables every day! They contain so many good things for your body. So find fresh fruits and vegetables you really like and get stuck in!
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