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Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Healthy Eating

The Eat Well Plate

In Science we have been learning about how to eat a good balanced meal. We have found out some interesting facts and here are some of them.

1. If you have a packet of crisps a day in one week it is the equivalent amount of drinking a glass of oil.

2. If you don't drink enough water, you will be dehydrated.

3. If you eat to many high sugar and fatty treats it's possible in the future you could be over weight.

We have also found out about the 5 different food groups.

They are:

FATS and SUGARS - Sweets, Chips, Pizza, Chocolate, Biscuits, Cheese, Crisps, Butter

CARBOHYDRATES - Bread, Pasta, Potatoes, Rice

PROTEIN - Prawns, Eggs, Fish, Beans, Lentils, Meat

FRUIT and VEGETABLES - Carrots, Apples, Coconut, Cherries, Kiwi, Pineapple, Tomatoes, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower

DAIRY- Cream, Yogurt, Milk, Cheese, Soya milk

We must have a variety of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fruit and veg and dairy. Our plate must be colourful and look like a rainbow at least everyday. The more you eat like the eat well plate the healthier and stronger you will become. So think about it. Would you rather be a healthy and strong person or an overweight and ill person?

If you eat healthily you will look younger and live a healthy life. You can still eat some sugary and salty treats but only a small quantity.

You need some types of fat to keep you healthy but many people eat too much fat.

Fibre is a part of food which can not be digested. It passes through us and helps push waste out of your body.

Eating lots of different foods gives you the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy.

  • Always wash your hands before you touch food.
  • Don't cough or sneeze on your food it can cause a disease.
  • Keep pets, flies and other animals away from your food.

By Zarin, Tasnim and Anisha


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  5. i think its cool and i have stopped eating crisps after hearing about the fact that if you have crisps its like drinking a glass of oil. really good piece of work.

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