Label Reading Quiz. July 24, 2012

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The following label has a major flaw: SERVING SIZE: 1 slice Total carb grams: 10 grams Dietary fiber: 11 grams carb Sugar: 2 grams carb  

    • A.

      This product contains sugar, it is not appropriate for MM/DM

    • B.

      Avoid this product on Step 2 because the total carb grams are under the 11-20 gram range

    • C.

      It is impossible to have more dietary fiber grams plus sugar grams than total carb grams

    Correct Answer
    C. It is impossible to have more dietary fiber grams plus sugar grams than total carb grams
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it states that it is impossible to have more dietary fiber grams plus sugar grams than total carb grams. This is a basic principle of nutrition labeling, where the total carbohydrate grams should be equal to or greater than the sum of dietary fiber grams and sugar grams. In this case, the label states that the total carb grams are 10 grams, while the sum of dietary fiber grams (11 grams) and sugar grams (2 grams) is 13 grams, which is greater than the total carb grams. This indicates a major flaw in the label.

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  • 2. 

    In the preceding label, the 11 grams dietary fiber indicate:

    • A.

      Wow, this is a high fiber product!

    • B.

      This is a negative carb gram product with -3 grams net carb! I am really making a great choice here!

    • C.

      This product is bogus, I’ll send it off to MV so we can post it under “questionable products for MM/DM”

    Correct Answer
    C. This product is bogus, I’ll send it off to MV so we can post it under “questionable products for MM/DM”
  • 3. 

    On a food label, all the carbohydrate grams listed under the term “total carb grams” are always listed in the dietary fiber grams, sugar grams, sugar alcohol grams that are subsets underneath total carb gram listing.  When you add up the subsets under total carb grams, they will add up to the total carb grams.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      Not always

    Correct Answer
    B. Not always
    Explanation
    The statement on the food label implies that all the carbohydrate grams listed under "total carb grams" are always listed in the subsets of dietary fiber grams, sugar grams, and sugar alcohol grams. However, this is not always the case. While it is true that some or all of the subsets may be included in the total carb grams, there could also be additional carbohydrate grams that are not included in any of the subsets. Therefore, the subsets may not always add up to the total carb grams.

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  • 4. 

    All the information listed by all companies in their Nutrition Facts is checked and approved by the FDA and is always reliable:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because while the FDA does require companies to provide accurate and reliable information on their Nutrition Facts labels, they do not individually check and approve every single product. Instead, the FDA relies on companies to self-report and comply with the regulations. However, occasional errors or inaccuracies may still occur, making it important for consumers to be critical and informed when interpreting the information provided on Nutrition Facts labels.

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  • 5. 

    Atkins diet bars list their net carb grams on the front of their packaging:

    • A.

      This is great, it saves me time. Thanks, Atkins!

    • B.

      Wait a minute, the number listed as net carb grams on the front of the package does not match my formula for total carb grams-dietary fiber grams = net carb grams from their Nutrition Facts labeling.

    • C.

      Atkin’s bars subtract the sugar alcohol from the total carb grams. This is a great idea to decrease total carb grams.

    Correct Answer
    B. Wait a minute, the number listed as net carb grams on the front of the package does not match my formula for total carb grams-dietary fiber grams = net carb grams from their Nutrition Facts labeling.
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the person is questioning the accuracy of the net carb grams listed on the front of the packaging. They have a formula for calculating net carb grams based on total carb grams and dietary fiber grams, but the number listed on the packaging does not match their calculation. They also mention that Atkins bars subtract the sugar alcohol from the total carb grams, which they see as a way to decrease total carb grams.

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  • 6. 

    Sugar alcohol should be subtracted from total carb grams to determine net carb grams

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sugar alcohols are a type of carbohydrate that are not fully absorbed by the body and do not have the same impact on blood sugar levels as regular carbohydrates. Therefore, when calculating net carb grams, sugar alcohols are typically subtracted from the total carb grams to determine the net carb content of a food. Therefore, the correct answer should be "True".

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  • 7. 

    If you are looking for a food product that is not excessive in fat grams, check to make certain fat grams per serving are _____ grams or less.

    • A.

      10 grams fat

    • B.

      5 grams fat

    • C.

      3 grams fat

    Correct Answer
    B. 5 grams fat
    Explanation
    To find a food product that is not excessive in fat grams, it is important to check the fat grams per serving. The answer, 5 grams fat, suggests that if a food product has 5 grams of fat or less per serving, it can be considered as not excessive in fat grams. This means that the product is relatively low in fat content, making it a healthier choice compared to options with higher fat grams per serving.

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  • 8. 

    Although MM/DM suggests the focus on “Serving Size”, Total carb grams, and dietary fiber grams….another “smart” place to check is sugar grams/serving.  How many grams are considered  maximum to be recommended for an MM friendly food 

    • A.

      0 grams sugar

    • B.

      5 grams sugar

    • C.

      10 grams sugar

    Correct Answer
    B. 5 grams sugar
    Explanation
    The question asks for the maximum amount of sugar grams recommended for an MM friendly food. The correct answer is 5 grams sugar. This means that if a food has 5 grams of sugar or less per serving, it is considered to be within the recommended limit for an MM friendly food. This information is important for individuals following the MM/DM dietary guidelines, as it helps them make informed choices about the sugar content in the foods they consume.

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  • 9. 

    If a packaged food does not have Nutrition Facts but is listed Sugar Free, it is fine for MM/DM.  It contains no sugar!

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    If a packaged food does not have Nutrition Facts but is listed as "Sugar Free," it does not necessarily mean that it is fine for MM/DM. The absence of Nutrition Facts means that there is no information about the nutritional content of the food, including other ingredients that may be present. While it may not contain sugar, it could still contain other substances that may not be suitable for individuals with certain dietary restrictions or medical conditions. Therefore, it cannot be assumed that it is fine for MM/DM solely based on the "Sugar Free" label.

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  • 10. 

    Fat free, reduced fat, low fat usually means higher carb grams than the “regular” fat containing version of the product

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Fat-free, reduced-fat, and low-fat products often contain higher amounts of carbohydrates compared to their regular fat-containing counterparts. This is because when manufacturers remove or reduce fat from a product, they often compensate for the loss of flavor and texture by adding extra carbohydrates, such as sugars or starches. This helps to maintain the taste and mouthfeel of the product. Therefore, it is generally true that fat-free, reduced-fat, and low-fat versions of a product tend to have higher carbohydrate content.

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