Friday 23rd January 2014
In this report you will read about a balanced diet and how to eat healthily so that you will be strong and energetic. Also, you will find out some facts you might have never known as well as the five food groups and vitamins and minerals and what they give.
The five food groups include: Fruit and vegetables, dairy products, grains and pulses, meat, fish and eggs and sugars and starches. Grains and pulses are a staple part of the diet. They give you a source of protein, and they include carbohydrates, Nuts are also included in this food group. Dairy products include cheese, yoghurt and milk. These foods give you proteins, fat and calcium. Calcium is good for your teeth and bones. Fruit and vegetables give you fibre, vitamins and minerals. You should always have a five a day. Starches, sugars and fats give you, carbohydrates, sugar and energy, refined sugars and fats and starches. You are allowed a treat, but eating too much is unhealthy and you could get ill if you eat tons and tons every single day. Meat fish and eggs give you protein that helps you build muscles as well as other nutrients. This food group includes: Chicken and all poultry, fish and all shellfish and beef, pork and lamb. Meat fish and eggs are good for you.
Vitamins and minerals
Vitamin A helps maintain eyesight. Vitamin A is in sweet potatoes and carrots.
Vitamin B helps your body make protein. Vitamin B is in Green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin C helps to heal skin and prevent colds. Vitamin C is in citrus fruits and tomatoes.
Vitamin D strengthens bones. Vitamin D is in milk and can be obtained from sunlight.
Vitamin E helps strengthen cells. Vitamin E is in vegetable oils and nuts.
Iron helps you have you have very healthy blood. Iron is in green leafy vegetables. Vitamins and minerals help to keep your blood healthy as they can help cuts to heal, maintain good eyesight and healthy blood.
Children who have breakfast get higher scores in tests than ones who don’t. Our brains are made from 80% fat and our bodies are made from 80% water! I think my diet is balanced because I eat my 5 a day, meat eggs and if I’m good I get a little bit of sweets and chocolate.
My comment about my report
I would give myself 5out of five for this report because I have put a lot of effort into it and I have tried hard.
By Neve Davies Year 4