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A balanced diet

Teaching resources, including an interactive activity and worksheet designed to help pupils learn about the different food groups, which ones they should eat more of, and how to enjoy a more varied and balanced diet.

Eating a balanced diet made up of different food groups is vital for maintaining a healthy body. 

Pupils should be encouraged to eat a healthy mixture of foods with fruit for dessert and lots of water. Encourage pupils to take their worksheet home and discuss with their parents or guardians what they like about their meal and why it is healthy.