Elderly Nutrition And Feeding Assistance Quiz

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Nutrition Quizzes & Trivia

Now that you have completed the continuing education modules, it is time to test your knowledge! Read each question carefully and choose the best answer. You must get an 80% to pass, if you do not, you must take this quiz over until a passing grade is achieved. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Decrease in gastric acid

    • B. 

      Decrease in saliva

    • C. 

      Decreased absorption of fluid in the large intestines

    • D. 

      Increased dental caries

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Energy expended for the maintenance of normal body functions and homeostasis; increased with age

    • B. 

      Energy expended for the maintenance of normal body functions and homeostasis; decreases with age

    • C. 

      Measurement of energy expended over 24 hours expressed in calories; increases with age

    • D. 

      Measurement of energy expended over 24 hours expressed in calories; decreases with age

  • 3. 
    Malnutrition can lead to what consequence(s)?
    • A. 

      Prolonged wound healing

    • B. 

      Increased immunity

    • C. 

      Decreased nutrient needs

    • D. 

      Increased use of medications

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      They may not have access to transportation

    • B. 

      Carrying grocery bags from the car to their house may be too much

    • C. 

      They may have difficulty visually reading food labels and counting money

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Body composition shifts with age, showing what changes?
    • A. 

      Increase in bone mineral and protein

    • B. 

      Decrease in fat mass and increase in fat free mass

    • C. 

      Increase in fat mass and decrease in fat free mass

    • D. 

      Increase in water composition and fat free mass

  • 6. 
    Elderly are at an increased risk for deficiency of what two vitamins?
    • A. 

      Vitamin D and B1

    • B. 

      Vitamin A and B12

    • C. 

      Vitamin D and B12

    • D. 

      Vitamin A and B1

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a preferred food source of carbohydrate?
    • A. 

      White pasta

    • B. 

      Eggs

    • C. 

      Whole wheat bread

    • D. 

      Lean meats

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is true about vitamins?
    • A. 

      All vitamin requirements do not change with age

    • B. 

      Vitamins do not yield energy

    • C. 

      Vitamin D needs are decreased with age

    • D. 

      Vitamins are only found in fruits and vegetables

  • 9. 
    All of the following are factors that may lead to the loss of self-feeding ability EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Stroke

    • B. 

      Dysphagia

    • C. 

      General weakness

    • D. 

      Severe food allergies

  • 10. 
    All of the following are examples of nutritional supplements discussed in this education, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Ensure drinks

    • B. 

      Boost drinks

    • C. 

      Juice Plus

    • D. 

      Beneprotein powder

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Take another bite Mr. Smith

    • B. 

      Why don't you try your salad?

    • C. 

      Remember to chew

    • D. 

      Swallow

  • 12. 
    If a resident is acting out during a meal, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Walk away until they calm down

    • B. 

      Laugh

    • C. 

      Try to figure out why they are acting out

    • D. 

      Walk away until you can calm down

  • 13. 
    All of the following are important before meal activities to perform, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Hand washing

    • B. 

      Seating the resident by a window

    • C. 

      Making sure the resident is in a comfortable position

    • D. 

      Checking residents therapeutic and texture modified diet

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not an example of minimal assistance?
    • A. 

      Cutting foods for the resident

    • B. 

      Encouraging the resident to try certain foods

    • C. 

      Opening condiments

    • D. 

      Placing a straw in a beverage

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Record the amount of food the resident ate or tell whomever is in charge of it

    • B. 

      Let the resident's nurse know if there were any problems during the meal

    • C. 

      If they need to use the restroom, take them immediately

    • D. 

      Leave residents in wheelchairs in the dining room

  • 16. 
    All of the following are examples of food and feeding safety precautions when assisting a resident EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Holding a mug by the handles

    • B. 

      Holding utensils by the handles

    • C. 

      Washing hands vigorously for 15 seconds

    • D. 

      Opening condiment packages with bare hands

  • 17. 
    It would be acceptable for someone on a mechanically altered diet to have all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Ground beef

    • B. 

      Mashed potatoes

    • C. 

      Dinner roll

    • D. 

      Oatmeal

  • 18. 
    All of the following are true about hand washing EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Hands should be washed vigorously for 20 seconds with soap and water

    • B. 

      A paper towel should be used to touch the door knob after hand washing

    • C. 

      The resident and feeding assistant should wash their hands before meals

    • D. 

      The sink handle should be turned off with a bare hand

  • 19. 
    A resident on a diabetic diet should consume which of the following food(s) in moderation?
    • A. 

      Lean chicken

    • B. 

      Green beans

    • C. 

      Cake

    • D. 

      Lean beef

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Dipping a clean fork or spoon into the food and placing a drop on the back of your hand

    • B. 

      Placing a hand above the food to feel the steam

    • C. 

      Tasting the residents food

    • D. 

      Having the kitchen take the temperature of the food