Label Reading Quiz. July 24, 2012

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 69

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  • 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

  • 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”

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 6. 
    Sugar alcohol should be subtracted from total carb grams to determine net carb grams
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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