High School Nutrition

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As the world has evolved, so too has the notion that children should be taught from a very young age just how important nutrition and portioning is. Though your kids may ask you for sweets and fatty foods, the worst thing you can do is allow them to binge on whatever it is they want at all times of the day. Do you know enough about proper high school nutrition? Take the quiz to find out!


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  • 1. 
    Cholesterol is a fatlike substance that is found in animal products and is also made in your liver. The two main sources of cholesterol are dietary cholesterol and lipids.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Providing long lasting energy

    • B. 

      Helping you feel full after eating

    • C. 

      Helping make hormones

    • D. 

      Forming part of your brain and nervous system

    • E. 

      Forming cell membranes for every cell in your body

    • F. 

      Carrying vitamins throughout your body

    • G. 

      Helping to regulate your body temperature and keep you warm

    • H. 

      Providing two essential fatty acids, called linoleic acid and linolenic acid, that your body cannot make by itself

    • I. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Monounsaturated fat

    • B. 

      Saturated fat

    • C. 

      Polyunsaturated fat

    • D. 

      Trans fat

  • 4. 
    What forms of food comprise the right balance of nutrition?
    • A. 

      Water, meat, sugar

    • B. 

      Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins, and water

    • C. 

      Fat, water, multivitamin, vegetables

  • 5. 
    The Nutrition Facts Label is based on which level of calorie diet?
    • A. 

      1200

    • B. 

      1500

    • C. 

      2000

    • D. 

      2500

  • 6. 
    Percent (%) Daily Value listed on the Nutrition Fact Label is the recommended daily value for a nutrient (one serving). A food that has more than 20% of the daily value of a certain nutrient is an excellent/good source of that nutrient. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What are some of the benefits of consuming more water, fruits, vegetables, grains and calcium-rich foods in balance with proteins? 
    • A. 

      Have energy all day long

    • B. 

      Get the vitamins and minerals your body needs

    • C. 

      Stay strong for sports or other activities

    • D. 

      Reach your maximum height (if you are still growing)

    • E. 

      Maintain a healthy weight

    • F. 

      Prevent unhealthy eating habits, like skipping meals and feeling overly hungry at the next meal

    • G. 

      Prevent chronic diseases, such as diabetes

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

    • B. 

      Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections.

    • C. 

      Diets poor in dietary fiber have been shown to have a number of beneficial effects including decreased risk of coronary artery disease.

    • D. 

      Healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce a woman's risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect.

    • E. 

      Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keep teeth and gums healthy.

  • 9. 
    A "portion" can be thought of as the amount of a specific food you choose to eat for dinner, snack, or other eating occasion. Portions, of course can be bigger or smaller than the recommended food servings. A "serving" is a unit of measure used to describe the amount of food recommended from each food group. It is the amount of food listed on the Nutrition Facts panel on packaged food or the amount of food recommended in the Food Guide Pyramid and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.Which of the following are serving sizes?
    • A. 

      1 cup of raw vegetables

    • B. 

      1 stick of butter

    • C. 

      8 oz glass of orange juice

    • D. 

      1 medium fresh peach

  • 10. 
    Why is it important to keep food at safe temperatures?
    • A. 

      Food tastes better at room temperature.

    • B. 

      Microorganisms can multiply very quickly if food is stored at room temperature.

    • C. 

      It is important to fully cook meats.

  • 11. 
    An illness that involves having an extreme desire to be thin is called
    • A. 

      Anemia Extremity

    • B. 

      Bulbapedia

    • C. 

      Anorexia Nervosa

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT a food group on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Pyramid?
    • A. 

      Fruits

    • B. 

      Discretionary Calories

    • C. 

      Grains

    • D. 

      Vegetables

  • 13. 
    Some of the possible barriers to being physically active may be
    • A. 

      Too busy

    • B. 

      Too tired after school or work

    • C. 

      Embarrassed to exercise with other people

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated without regard to age or sex to make a direct measure of body fat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False