Can your diet make you smart?

·        What kinds of food did you eat when you were a child? Do you eat the same things now?

·        How often do you eat fruits and vegetables?

·        Do you eat a healthy diet? Why or why not?

·        What could you do to improve your diet?

Video Activity:  Does eating fish make children smarter?   BBC science  (4.44 minutes)

This episode investigates a theory using experiments. A class of children have been tested to see if Omega 3 oil makes any difference to their scholastic* ability.

*scholastic: related to schools, teaching, or studying. 

Watch the video and choose the right answer a, b, or c.

1.  How many years ago our diet used to consist of roughly equal amounts of omega 3 and omega 6?
a.10    b.100     c.1000
2.  Now we're eating ...
a. less omega 3 and more omega 6.        b.equal amounts of omega 3 and omega 6.            c. more omega 3 and less omega 6.
3.  Which group of people eat definitely too little omega 3 and too much omega 6?
a.adults          b.teens                c.children
4.  Children's favourite food is ...
a.vegetables.       b.chips.   
5.  What a study on over a thousand children showed?
a.Children don't like eating chips.              b.All children eat a vegetable or a piece of fruit each day.                 c.86% had not eaten fish.
6.  What transforms a child's reading ability? oil            b.fruits          c.sweets
7.  Dr Madeline assesed nearly 300 children reading, writing and ...
a.ability to run.        b.ability to concentrate.     c.ability to play.
8.  What children were taking by 6 months?
a. half of them supplement containing omega 3 and the second half placebo from palm oil        b.supplement containing omega 3      c.placebo from palm oil
9.  Mathew paid more attention at class and describred himself as being ...
a.the same.       b.sleepy.                c.very different.

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