Week 10 Science Task
LO: To know what positive effects healthy eating has on the body.
Food keeps us healthy and helps us grow. It also gives us energy to be able to do things during the day. Without proper nutrition, your body can’t survive. When you eat a balanced diet, your body obtains the fuel and nutrients it needs to function properly. Nutrition labels can help you choose between products as they let you know whether the food is high in salt, fat or added sugars. Colour-coded nutritional information tells you if the food has high, medium or low amounts of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt.
To be healthy, nutritious food is needed to provide energy for the body. A variety of food is needed in the diet because different foods contain different substances that are needed to keep you healthy. An average meal should be made up of one-third carbohydrates and one-third fruit and vegetables, with the remaining one-third split between dairy, protein and a little bit of fat.
Here is an empty eatwell plate. What would you put on your plate to create a healthy meal?