1. Carbohydrate foods are fattening. True or False? False: Many carbohydrate-rich foods, like bread, rice, pasta and potatoes are naturally low in fat and calories. They become high in fat and calories when you eat large portions and cover them with high-fat toppings like butter, cheese and mayonnaise. Carbohydrate foods are important for health as they are needed to provide fuel to your brain and muscles. 2. Low fat or fat free foods don't contain any calories. True or False? False: Although low-fat or fat free foods are often lower in calories than the same size portion of the full-fat food, low-fat or fat free foods have just as many calories as the full-fat version of the same food or even more calories. This is because low fat or fat-free foods may contain added sugar, flour, or ingredients to improve the flavour after fat has been removed but these added ingredients still contain calories. 3. Eating red meat is bad for your health. True or False? False: Although red meat such as beef, lamb and pork contain cholesterol and saturated fat (the least healthy kind of fat) which can lead to heart disease, they also contain healthy nutrients like protein, iron, and zinc to make healthy blood and build muscle. Choose small portions of lean meat whenever possible and cut off any visible fat before you eat it. 4. Diet colas are healthier because they are calorie-free. True or False? False: Although diet colas don't contain calories, they do contain caffeine. Although a small amount of caffeine (equivalent to the amount in a cup of coffee) can keep you alert, large amounts of caffeine can cause dehydration. Diet colas also contain a mineral called phosphorus. Too much phosphorus causes the body to lose calcium. Calcium is needed for strong and healthy bones and is especially important during teen years. The best thirst-quenching drink is water. 5. Brown sugar is more nutritious than white sugar. True or False? False: Brown sugar is just coloured white sugar. The colour is provided by either molasses or burnt sugar. So there is little difference between white and brown sugar, both contain a similar amount of calories. 6. Snacking is bad for you. True or False? False: Snacking is not bad for you if you keep your snacks healthy. Choose foods such as fruit, yoghurt and vegetables rather than high fat sugary foods like doughnuts, cakes and crisps.