KS1 Science Quiz - Staying Healthy - Food (Correct Amounts) (Questions)

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.

1. 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 ______.
[ ] Famine
[ ] Hunger
[ ] Drought
[ ] Harvest
2. Eating too much is not a good thing. This man is eating too much. He will be:
[ ] Under-weight
[ ] Over-weight
[ ] The right weight
[ ] The correct weight
3. 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
[ ] Water
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
KS1 Science Quiz - Staying Healthy - Food (Correct Amounts) (Answers)
1. 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 ______.
[x] Famine
[ ] Hunger
[ ] Drought
[ ] Harvest
Drought is when it does not rain. The crops cannot grow. This causes a famine
2. Eating too much is not a good thing. This man is eating too much. He will be:
[ ] Under-weight
[x] Over-weight
[ ] 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
3. 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
[x] Water
What do you drink at school?
4. Children like sweets. Lots of grown-ups like sweets, too. If you eat too many sweets, what might happen?
[ ] Become thin
[x] Become over-weight
[ ] Become angry
[ ] Become naughty
What is your favourite sweet?
5. As well as putting on weight, what else might happen if you eat too many sweets?
[ ] Get ear-ache
[x] Get toothache
[ ] Get a headache
[ ] Get a runny nose
Too many sweets can rot your teeth
6. 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
[x] Become over-weight
[ ] Become sad
Most people like cakes and biscuits. But, like a lot of things, don’t eat too many of them
7. 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?
[x] 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
8. 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
[x] It is too big
There is far more food here than you need
9. 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
[x] To grow and stay healthy
Growing and staying healthy will please his Mum
10. 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
[x] Enough food of lots of different sorts
[ ] Not enough of a few types of food
Like Layla, enjoy eating a healthy, varied diet