- Below are photographs of different meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- One of the meals is unhealthy and the other meal is healthy.
- Choose which is the healthier option and write a paragraph explaining why. List the food groups that are missing from the unhealthy option compared to the food groups that are present in the healthy option.
The fruit salad is healthier as it contains a variety of fresh fruit which will satisfy some of your daily requirement of fruit and vegetables. The fruit loops are unhealthy as they contain a lot of sugars, colourants and flavourants. They do not have any nutritional value.
The oats with raspberries is more healthy compared to the flapjacks with syrup. Oats is a good source of nutrition and the raspberries are very high in vitamins. The flapjacks are unhealthy for breakfast as they contain a lot of fats and sugar.
The egg salad is the healthy option. This meal contains a variety of food groups as there are fruits and vegetables containing vitamins and minerals and the eggs are a good source of protein. The fried chips are very unhealthy as a meal as this only consists of one food group (starch) and there is added oil from the frying.
The omelette is the healthy option. As with the egg salad, this meal contains fresh salad and the eggs are a source of protein. the omelette possibly has meat or mushrooms and cheese which also adds to the nutritional content. Although the hamburger contains meat, starch and cheese, it was probably prepared in an unhealthy way. Consider that the meat was fried in oil and that the bread has less nutritional value than vegetable starches. This meal also lacks fresh fruit or vegetables.
The beef, peas and rice is the healthy option for supper as the meal contains starch (rice), meat for protein (beef) as well as vegetables (peas). The other meal is unhealthy as it only contains one food group, namely protein from the chicken pieces.