Staying Healthy - Food (Correct Amounts)
If we eat to much food it is not good for our health!

Staying Healthy - Food (Correct Amounts)

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Science for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with diet and the correct amount of food to eat in order to stay healthy.

Food is very important if we want to stay healthy. Eating too little is not good for us. We need enough good food and clean water to grow and to stay healthy. In some parts of the world people don't get the right amount. They are short of food and water. But eating too much is not good for us either. We all need to get the balance right. At school, you have probably learned that people need the right amount of food if they are to stay healthy.

This sandwich looks healthy. It is made of lots of different foods. It has bread and ham, and cheese, and lettuce and tomato. But what is wrong with this sandwich?
It is difficult to eat
It will fall over
It will cost a lot
It is too big
There is far more food here than you need
Do you like chocolate? Most people do. Like most things, eating too much chocolate is not good for you. How much chocolate should you eat?
A little
A lot
Lots and lots
A massive amount
Did you know? - Chocolate is not good for dogs. Even a little bit can make them very ill. So don’t feed chocolate to your pet
Eating too much is not a good thing. This man is eating too much. He will be:
The right weight
The correct weight
People are not all the same weight. Children are not all the same weight. But eating far too much can make people over-weight
Not everyone gets enough food to eat. In some countries, people are short of food. When lots of people in a country are short of food, it is called a ______.
Drought is when it does not rain. The crops cannot grow. This causes a famine
A lot of drinks have sugar in them. Sugar is sweet. Sugar is a food. If you eat a lot of sugar, you can become over-weight. Which one of these drinks does not contain any sugar?
Regular cola
Regular lemonade
Fruit juice
What do you drink at school?
As well as putting on weight, what else might happen if you eat too many sweets?
Get ear-ache
Get toothache
Get a headache
Get a runny nose
Too many sweets can rot your teeth
Do you like cakes and biscuits? Most people do. But what might happen if you eat too many cakes and biscuits?
Become thin
Become under-weight
Become over-weight
Become sad
Most people like cakes and biscuits. But, like a lot of things, don’t eat too many of them
Layla is enjoying a meal with her family. Layla says, ‘It is best to eat...’
Lots of the same food at the same time
Large portions of lots of different foods
Enough food of lots of different sorts
Not enough of a few types of food
Like Layla, enjoy eating a healthy, varied diet
Some children don’t like a lot of foods. They will only eat a few things. The boy in the picture is called Lucas. Lucas doesn’t like the food he has been given. Lucas wanted a pizza. Why should Lucas eat the food?
To please his Mum
So he can moan about it
So he can get out to play quicker
To grow and stay healthy
Growing and staying healthy will please his Mum
Children like sweets. Lots of grown-ups like sweets, too. If you eat too many sweets, what might happen?
Become thin
Become over-weight
Become angry
Become naughty
What is your favourite sweet?
Author:  David Bland

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