This KS2 PSHE quiz will teach you all about the different food groups and what role they play in our bodies, it will also help you identify which foods belong to which groups so you can make sure you are eating a balanced diet.
There are five main food groups that each individual should eat as part of a balanced diet, these are; Carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, fats and oils, dairy, and proteins. Each of these food groups has a special role to play in keeping our bodies healthy and preventing illness. Although it is important to make sure we eat food from each group it is also important that we eat them in the right quantities, this means that over a third of the food we eat should be fruits and vegetables, another third should be carbohydrates and the remaining third should be made up a combination of dairy, fats and proteins. Sugar can also be consumed in small quantities but as it is not required by the body it does not fit within one of the main food groups. In addition to eating a balanced diet it is also important that we drink plenty of water and exercise on a regular basis to ensure we live a healthy lifestyle.