Dietary Habits Survey

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Dietary Habits Survey

How good is your diet? Find out with this simple nutrition quiz. . . . . . . Make sure you snip your results for a portion of your assignment. The 40 questions will help you focus on the key features of your diet. The answers will be assigned a point value that will provide you with a rating of your diet at the end of the survey (recognize there is debate in the nutritional and scientific community on some of these questions). Pay attention to items that you do not know or maybe don't even understand (what is a cruciferous veggie anyways? ) We will discuss them. The Grand Total rates your overall diet on a scale from "Super" to "Oh Boy!. " The quiz focuses on fat, sodium, sugar, fiber and vitamins A and C. It does not attempt to cover everyth


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    After cooking, how large is the serving of red meat you usually eat ? (3 ounces of meat is the equivalent of a deck of cards)
    • A. 

      Don't eat red meat

    • B. 

      8 oz or more

    • C. 

      3 or less

    • D. 

      4-5 ounces

    • E. 

      6-7 ounces

  • 2. 
    How many times a week do you eat unprocessed red meat (steak, roast beef, lamb or pork chops, burgers, etc.)?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1 or less

    • C. 

      2-3

    • D. 

      4-5

    • E. 

      6 or more

  • 3. 
    Do you trim the visible fat when you cook or eat red meat?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Don't Eat Red Meat

  • 4. 
    How many times a week do you eat precessed meats (hot dogs, bacon, sausage, bologna, luncheon meats, etc.)?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Less than 1

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      2-3

    • E. 

      4+

  • 5. 
    What kind of ground meat or poultry do you usually eat?
    • A. 

      Regular ground

    • B. 

      Lean ground

    • C. 

      Extra lean ground

    • D. 

      Ground round

    • E. 

      Ground turkey

    • F. 

      Don't eat ground meat

  • 6. 
    What type of bread, rolls, bagels etc., do you usually eat?
    • A. 

      100% whole wheat or other whole grain

    • B. 

      Whole wheat as 1st or 2nd ingredient (not true whole grain)

    • C. 

      Rye, pumpernickel, or oatmeal

    • D. 

      French or Italian

    • E. 

      White fluffy bread

  • 7. 
    How many servings of non-fried vegetables do you eat on an average day ? (One serving=½ cup, about a handful)
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2-3

    • D. 

      4 or more

  • 8. 
     How many times a week do you eat deep fried foods (fish, chicken, vegetables, potatoes etc.)?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Usually 1 or less

    • C. 

      Usually 2 or more

    • D. 

      5+

  • 9. 
     How many servings of crusiferous vegetables do you usually eat per week (ONLY count kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, greens, bok choy, kohlrabi turnip and rutabaga. One serving = ½ cup.)
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      1-3

    • C. 

      4-6

    • D. 

      6 or more

  • 10. 
    How many servings of vitamin A rich fruits or vegetables do you usually eat per week? (ONLY count carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, spinach, winter squash, greens, apricots, and broccoli)
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      1-2

    • C. 

      3-4

    • D. 

      4-6+

  • 11. 
    How many times per week do you eat at a fast-food restaurant? (Include burgers, fried fish or chicken, croissant or biscuit sandwiches, topped potatoes, and other main dishes. Omit meals of just plain baked potato, broiled chicken or salad.)
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Less than 1 on average

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      2-3

    • E. 

      4 or more

  • 12. 
    How many servings of whole grains rich in complex carbohydrates do you eat per day? (One serving = 1 slice of bread. 1 large pancake, 1 cup cold cereal, ½ cup cooked cereal, brown rice, pasta, bulgar, wheat berries, kasha, or millet. Omit heavily sweetened cold cereals.)
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      1-3

    • C. 

      4-5

    • D. 

      6-8

    • E. 

      9+

  • 13. 
    How many times per week do you eat cheese? (Including pizza, cheeseburgers, veal or eggplant Parmigiana, cream cheese, etc. Omit lowfat or fat free cheeses.)
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2-3

    • D. 

      4+

  • 14. 
    How many times per week do you eat fish or shellfish? (Omit deep-fried items like fried shrimp/squid)
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3 or more

  • 15. 
    How many servings of fresh fruit do you consume per day (fruit snacks or roll-ups don't count).
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      4+

  • 16. 
    Do you remove the skin before eating poultry (chicken, turkey, etc.)
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      No

    • D. 

      Don't eat meat or poultry

  • 17. 
    What do you usually put on your bread, toast or bagel? (Pick the one that you mostly use).
    • A. 

      Cream cheese or butter

    • B. 

      Peanut butter

    • C. 

      Low fat margine

    • D. 

      Jam or honey

    • E. 

      Nothing

  • 18. 
    Which of these beverages do you drink on a typical day
    • A. 

      Only water, hardly ever any pop or juices

    • B. 

      Mostly water, some juice occasional soda rarely

    • C. 

      Some water, a lot of soda, juices and other drinks

    • D. 

      I drink a lot of soda, juices, energy drinks...I don't like plain water

  • 19. 
    Which flavorings do you most frequently add to your foods? 
    • A. 

      Garlic/lemon juice

    • B. 

      Herbs/spices

    • C. 

      Olive oil

    • D. 

      Salt or soy

    • E. 

      Margarine/butter

  • 20. 
    What do you eat most frequently as a snack?
    • A. 

      Fruits and veggies

    • B. 

      Nuts, granola, or yogurt (natural-based snacks)

    • C. 

      Pretzels and low calorie small snacks

    • D. 

      Candy, pastries, cookies (I have a sweet tooth)

    • E. 

      I don't snack much

  • 21. 
    What is your most typical breakfast?
    • A. 

      I don't eat breakfast

    • B. 

      Donuts, croissants, danishs and items like pop tarts

    • C. 

      Pancakes or waffles

    • D. 

      Whole grain cereal or bread

    • E. 

      Low fat yogurt or cottage cheese

  • 22. 
    How many times a week do you eat desert?
    • A. 

      Never or rarely

    • B. 

      1-2

    • C. 

      3-4

    • D. 

      Most days

  • 23. 
    What do you usually eat for dessert?
    • A. 

      I don't usually eat desert

    • B. 

      Fruit

    • C. 

      Frozen yogurt or ice milk

    • D. 

      Non-fat ice cream or sorbet

    • E. 

      Icecream

    • F. 

      Pastry, pie, or cake

  • 24. 
    How many times a week do you eat beans, peas or lentils?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      4 or more

  • 25. 
    What kind of milk do you drink?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Organic milk

    • C. 

      Skimmed milk

    • D. 

      1% low fat

    • E. 

      2% milk

    • F. 

      Whole milk