Healthy Eating
Beans are a good source of protein.

Healthy Eating

In this KS2 Science quiz we take a closer look at healthy eating, nutrition and a balanced diet - all vital if we want to maintain a healthy body.

Healthy eating is about the balanced diet your body needs to keep it in good condition. We all know that eating things like crisps, chocolate, sweets and soft drinks alone would be bad nutrition and would not make up a healthy diet. They're ok in small amounts but we need other things - fruit and vegetables, proteins, vitamins and minerals for example - in a balanced diet. It's important that we eat a variety of foods to get all of the nutrients we need to stay healthy.

But what, exactly, is needed to be healthy? Why are vitamins important and in which foods can we find them? See how much you know by trying this quiz on healthy eating and nutrition.

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  1. Which of the following foods is a good source of protein?
    Good sources of protein include fish, meat, cheese, eggs and beans
  2. Which of the following statements is true?
    Carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, vitamins, water, fibre and even fats are essential for a healthy body - sweet foods, in small amounts, can be included as part of a healthy diet, too
  3. Which vitamin is good for bone health, but is not an essential part of the diet because it can be made by the human body from sunlight?
    A lack of vitamin D can lead to diseases like rickets
  4. Which of these meals would not provide a healthy balance?
    Although vegetable stir-fry and fruit salad are very healthy foods, this meal would be more balanced if some protein, such as cashew nuts, were added. A carbohydrate-rich food, such as noodles, would help too
  5. A lack of which vitamin causes scurvy?
    In 1747, a doctor in the Royal Navy called James Lind discovered that eating foods with vitamin C could prevent sailors from suffering scurvy
  6. What does the body use carbohydrates for?
    Carbohydrates are a good source of energy - only those made from whole grains will also be a good source of fibre, therefore aiding the digestive system
  7. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of what?
    Fruit and vegetables are very important parts of a healthy diet
  8. Why is fibre a necessary part of a balanced diet?
    Some good sources of fibre are wholemeal bread, brown rice, fruit and veg, beans and cereal
  9. Why is it not a good idea to fill your plate with foods that are all the same colour?
    A variety of foods, and therefore a variety of nutrients, is essential for a balanced diet
  10. Which of the following foods is a good source of carbohydrates?
    Good sources of carbohydrates include potatoes, bread, pasta, rice and cereal

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