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Food Groups
Can you name all the food groups?

Food Groups

This KS1 PSHE quiz will ask you questions about food groups. It is important that we eat a balanced diet to keep ourselves healthy and prevent illness. A balanced diet consists of the 5 food groups:

  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats and oils
  • Dairy produce
  • Protein

This quiz will help you learn why each food group is important and which group your favourite foods belong to.

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1.
Which of these is a healthy, well-balanced meal?
Fish and chips from the chip shop
Chicken, peas and mashed potato
Hotdogs
Chocolate spread on toast
Chicken, peas and mashed potato is a healthy, well-balanced meal as it contains protein in the chicken, carbohydrate in the potato and the peas are vegetables
2.
If you wanted a snack from the dairy group which one would you NOT pick?
Milk
Cheese
Yoghurt
Chicken
Chicken is a meat and comes from the food group protein. Milk, cheese and yoghurt are all good sources of dairy to help keep your bones strong
3.
How often should we eat fish?
Every day for breakfast
Only on a Friday
At least twice a week
Never
We should aim to eat fish at least twice a week. It is even healthier if the fish we choose is oily fish such as salmon
4.
Why is protein important for our body?
It makes our bones strong
It makes us healthy
It gives us energy
It repairs our muscles
Proteins help the body to grow and repair muscles helping to make us stronger. Protein can come from different sources including meat, fish and pulses
5.
Why should we eat carbohydrates?
They give us energy
They make us clever
They taste nice
Our teacher tells us to
Carbohydrates give us energy and they should make up a third of the food we eat. You can make these even healthier by choosing wholegrain options
6.
Is it okay to eat foods that are high in sugar, like sweets?
No, never - they are very bad for you
Yes - every day because they taste nice
Yes - if you eat an apple afterwards
Yes - but only occasionally
It is okay to eat foods that are high in sugar as a treat occasionally. Sugar can make food taste nice but it is not needed in the diet and can be bad for your teeth
7.
Which food is a carbohydrate?
Cucumber
Bread
Ice cream
Strawberry
Bread is a carbohydrate that helps our bodies produce energy. Other carbohydrates are starchy foods such as pasta, rice and potatoes
8.
Why is dairy good for us?
It makes our hair grow
It helps us to see in the dark
It helps make our bones strong
It makes us run fast
Dairy is a good source of calcium that helps keep our bones strong. Dairy can be found in some foods and some drinks
9.
Why do we need to eat fruits and vegetables?
To make our teeth white
To stop our feet from smelling
To keep us healthy
To make us tall
Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins that help keep us healthy. We should eat at least 5 portions a day and they should make up a third of the foods we eat
10.
Which of these is a fruit or vegetable?
Chocolate
Apple
Cheese
Pasta
Apples are fruit that grow on trees. You can have red ones or green ones and they make a great healthy snack between meals if you are feeling hungry. An example of a vegetable is broccoli
Author:  Terri Brown

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