Healthy College Week Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Which food group(s) should make up about a 3rd of your daily diet?

    • A.

      Pizza

    • B.

      Bread, rice, potatoes & pasta

    • C.

      Big Mac & fires

    • D.

      Fruit & vegetables

    • E.

      Meat, fish eggs & beans

    • F.

      Kebabs

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Bread, rice, potatoes & pasta
    D. Fruit & vegetables
    Explanation
    You should aim to eat at least 5 portions of fruit & veg every day. Try to eat as many different coloured types to maximise the benefits. Choose wholegrain foods where possible as these are rich in fibre & other nutrients. Research has shown that eating healthily can help to protect against cancer, obesity & heart disease.

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  • 2. 

    Teenagers need to eat well to promote growth & well-being. Which elements are often lacking in their diet?

    • A.

      Spices

    • B.

      Sugar

    • C.

      Iron

    • D.

      Calcium

    • E.

      Saturated fats

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Iron
    D. Calcium
    Explanation
    13% of teenage boys & 27% of teenage girls don't eat enough iron-rich foods. You don't have to eat red meat as long as you have fortified cereals, dried fruit, & leafy green vegetables.
    Calcium is lacking in 25% of teens which may lead to poor bone health later in life. Teenagers should aim to eat 2-3 portions of dairy produce a day. Visit the Health Zone page on Moodle for more helpful nutrition information.

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  • 3. 

    What are the health benefits of regular exercise?

    • A.

      Lowers your risk of developing heart disease

    • B.

      Strengthens bones & muscles

    • C.

      Boosts your mental well-being

    • D.

      Helps you maintain a healthy weight

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Lowers your risk of developing heart disease
    B. Strengthens bones & muscles
    C. Boosts your mental well-being
    D. Helps you maintain a healthy weight
    Explanation
    Yes exercise does all these things- so don't be a couch potato!

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  • 4. 

    10g of fat contains the same amount of energy (calories)  as 10g of protein or 10g of carbohydrate - True or False?     

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Fat typically produces more than double the calories of protein & carbohydrate weight for weight.

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  • 5. 

    How can you tell if you are a healthy weight?

    • A.

      Analyse your body fat levels

    • B.

      Check your BMI

    • C.

      Keep an eye on your waist circumference

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Analyse your body fat levels
    B. Check your BMI
    C. Keep an eye on your waist circumference
    Explanation
    All of these give you a good indication of whether you are a healthy weight. Many body scales have the ability to analyse body fat. A simple waist measurement can indicate if you are at risk from fat stored around your middle- ideally you should have a measurement less than 40inches for men & 35inches for women. Visit the Health Zone page on Moodle to access a BMI calculator & see lots of health advice.

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  • 6. 

    It's ok to drink heavily at the weekend if you don't drink for the rest of the week- True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Binge drinking (drinking more than twice the daily guidline) can be dangerous. The recommended daily intake is only 3-4 units for a man & 2-3 units for a woman & you can't "save up" your weekly units to drink at the weekend.

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  • 7. 

    On it's own, or as a contributory factor, how many alcohol related deaths are there in the UK each year?

    • A.

      330

    • B.

      3300

    • C.

      33000

    Correct Answer
    C. 33000
    Explanation
    Drinking alcohol increases your risk of liver & heart disease & can lead to risky behaviours. 17% of all road deaths involve someone who has been drinking over the legal limit.

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  • 8. 

    What percentage of people will suffer from a mental health problem in their lifetime?

    • A.

      2%

    • B.

      5%

    • C.

      15%

    • D.

      25%

    Correct Answer
    D. 25%
    Explanation
    Yes 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue at some point in their life. Women are more prone to depression than men but men are more likely to commit suicide or turn to alcohol abuse. Upto 2% of people will have a severe mental health disorder such as bipolar disorder.
    Visit the Health Zone page on Moodle for more Mental Health info.

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  • 9. 

    Which age group showed the greatest increase in hospital admissions for drug misuse between 2000 & 2012?

    • A.

      Under 11

    • B.

      11-15year olds

    • C.

      16-24 years

    • D.

      25+

    Correct Answer
    B. 11-15year olds
    Explanation
    The numbers of teenagers admitted to hospital due to drug & alcohol misuse has increased. There was a 33% increase in 11-15 year old admissions in this time period.

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