A Healthy Diet

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 30, 2020 and last updated on July 15, 2023

A healthy diet is an excellent conversation topic for English learners as it offers a practical and relatable subject to discuss. Engaging in conversations about a healthy diet allows learners to expand their vocabulary related to food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices. Furthermore, it promotes the development of communication skills by encouraging learners to express personal preferences, share experiences and discuss cultural variations in dietary practices.

By exploring the benefits of a healthy diet, learners also gain valuable knowledge about nutrition, fostering healthier habits and enhancing their overall language proficiency.



Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About A Healthy Diet

A healthy diet means eating good foods that give our bodies energy and keep us strong. It’s about choosing fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and dairy. When we eat healthy, we can stay a good weight, fight sickness, and prevent diseases like heart problems and diabetes. It helps us feel good and have energy for activities we enjoy.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • diet (noun)
  • heallthy (adjective)
  • carbohydrate (noun)
  • protein (noun)
  • fat (noun)
  • vegan (noun)
  • carnivore (noun)
  • completely (adverb)

Conversation Questions

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  • What is a healthy diet?
  • Do you think the following are unhealthy for us? Why? Fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat, sugar, pasta/rice/bread?
  • Do you eat a healthy diet?
  • What are some examples of healthy foods that you enjoy eating?
  • Why is it important to eat fruits and vegetables every day?
  • What makes a diet healthy?
  • Why is it difficult to have a healthy diet?
  • Do you think it's easier to follow a healthy diet at home or when eating out?
  • What are some unhealthy foods or snacks that you find hard not to eat?
  • How does a healthy diet make you feel?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.