Healthy Snacks
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Healthy Snacks

This KS1 PSHE quiz is all about healthy snacks. Sometimes we can get hungry between our meals and we might choose to have a snack. You might already have a favourite snack.

It is important that we are choosing healthy snacks as part of a balanced diet as this will help us to grow and be active.

Next time you are feeling hungry between meals and want a snack, ask for something you wouldn’t normally have. If you always choose a biscuit, try a piece of fruit instead. It’s good to add variety to your diet and to try out new tastes and flavours.

Before you ask for a snack, play this quiz to see how much you remember about healthy snacks!

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  1. Which of the following is a healthy snack?
    An apple is a great choice for a healthy snack as it is a piece of fruit that contains vitamins needed by the body. An apple is also a good size for a snack as it will not be too filling between meals. Crisps, chocolate and ice cream are not healthy snacks as they contain lots of sugars and fats
  2. If you are eating a healthy snack at school and your friend says they are hungry what should you do?
    Although it is nice to share with your friends, you should always tell a grown up if someone is hungry before giving them food as they may not be allowed to eat the same foods as you
  3. What do you do if you want a snack?
    If you are feeling hungry and would like a snack, you should tell the grown up who is looking after you. They will be able to decide if it is okay to have a snack and help you choose one
  4. Should you eat a snack before breakfast?
    You should always eat breakfast in the morning as this is the first meal of the day and will give you the energy you need to have fun and learn. If you are hungry mid-morning then you could ask for your first snack of the day
  5. Why are healthy snacks good for us?
    Healthy snacks can give us energy if we are feeling tired and replace the vitamins that we need to stay healthy
  6. Why should we not choose snacks that are high in sugar?
    We should try and avoid eating too many sugary snacks as sugar is not needed by the body and it can rot our teeth. Instead you should choose snacks that are low in artificial sugar
  7. Which of the following is NOT a snack?
    A snack is something we eat if we feel a little hungry between meals. It should be smaller than a meal, so hotdog and chips is not a snack
  8. How many snacks should we eat a day?
    We do not have to eat snacks every day but it is okay to eat between 1 and 2, usually between breakfast and lunch and then between lunch and evening meal. We should avoid eating snacks too early in the morning or too close to bedtime
  9. When should we eat healthy snacks?
    It is okay to have a healthy snack between your meals as long as it is not too close to the next meal as it might stop you from eating your meal if you are full
  10. Which of the following is NOT a healthy snack?
    Sweets are not a healthy snack as they are high in sugar and can rot your teeth. They are also not very filling and you may still feel hungry afterwards. A good choice for a healthy snack is a piece of fruit or some vegetables

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