Food groups: Food groups Today, we are going to look at why it is important to eat a balanced diet. What does the word ‘diet’ mean?: What does the word ‘diet’ mean? Discuss what you think with a friend. Good foods: Good foods
What food have you eaten today that you think is good for you? Bad foods: Bad foods
What food have you eaten today that you think is bad for you? Healthy and unhealthy foods: Healthy and unhealthy foods
Which foods do you think are good/bad for you?
Why? A balanced diet: A balanced diet
It is really important that you eat a balanced diet. What do you think this means?
If you do not eat a balanced diet, what do you think will happen to your body? Homer has eaten too many bad foods!: Homer has eaten too many bad foods!
Would you like to end up looking like this?!? Food groups: Food groups You can eat some foods that are “bad” for you, but not too many!
If you eat a balanced diet, you eat foods from the main food groups.
The different food groups help your body in different ways.
There are four main food groups. What do you think they are? What do you think they do? Sugars and starches: Sugars and starches These types of food give us energy. Meat and fish: Meat and fish These types of food help to build and repair our bodies. Fruit and vegetables: Fruit and vegetables These types of foods keep us healthy Fats: Fats These types of food also give us energy. Activity: Activity
Do you think you can remember which food belongs in which food group?
Click here to test your knowledge! There are other ways that we can help our bodies stay healthy.: There are other ways that we can help our bodies stay healthy. Activities: Activities
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