Healthy Diet

9SCIE - Energy for Life

Finn LeSueur


Mahi Tuatahi

  1. Name two foods that you have eaten today that contain carbohydrates.
  2. What does your body use proteins for?
  3. Name two foods that contain heaps of fats.

Ngā Whāinga Ako

  • Be able to create a healthy diet

Life Functions

All animals and plants need food. Food gives us the energy to carry out our life processes. To help us remember what the life processes are we use:


  • M ovement
  • R espiration
  • S ensitivity
  • C irculation
  • G rowth
  • R eproduction
  • E xcretion
  • N utrition


Use a full page of your book to make a poster explaining a special diet you have created.

  • Include specific foods that are allowed/disallowed
  • Perhaps a food pyramid
  • The type of nutrients being focussed on in the diet
  • Example meal plans