Balanced Diet: Lesson for Kids


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Which is NOT one of the reasons that you should aim for eating a balanced diet?

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1. What is the latest USDA food recommendation diagram called?

2. What is the smallest food group shown on the USDA food diagram (meaning that you should eat the smallest amount of this group)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer the following questions to see what you know about eating a balanced diet. You will be asked about what the USDA currently suggests and how you can eat healthier.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will help test your knowledge of:

  • Why you should try and eat a balanced diet
  • What the current USDA diagram is called
  • The smallest food group on this diagram

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - be sure you get the most important information from the lesson, such as what healthy eating rule you should use at the grocery store
  • Information recall - remember what you know about what your plate should look like
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about what the USDA uses as its current food diagram and what different groups are on it

Additional Learning

If you want to know about healthy eating, read the lesson titled Balanced Diet: Lesson for Kids to learn about:

  • What the largest suggested food group is
  • Why portion control is so important
  • How you can use small changes to affect your health