Healthy Eating

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Healthy Eating Quizzes & Trivia

Making healthy eating a part of life; Overcoming barriers to healthy eating


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    For people with type 2 diabetes, the main focus is often on weight control. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Losing just 10 pounds will often improve the severity of type 2 diabetes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

  • 3. 
    Why should I even care about what I eat?
    • A. 

      A meal plan will help me keep my blood glucose within my goal range

    • B. 

      Healthy eating can help manage my weight

    • C. 

      Good nutrition can reduce the risk of developing diabetes complications

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which is the main nutrient that raises blood glucose levels?
    • A. 

      Fat

    • B. 

      Protein

    • C. 

      Carbohydrate

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Look it up in a database such as calorieking.com; dietfacts.com or sparkpeople.com

    • B. 

      Pick up a free carb counting book at Manatee YourChoice Diabetes Care office, Employee Health Benefits

    • C. 

      Attend a Diabetes Education course

    • D. 

      Read the food label

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Can someone with diabetes eat sugary foods?
    • A. 

      No, they will raise blood levels too high

    • B. 

      Yes, if they are balanced withother carbs during the day and the calories and fat they contain are considered

    • C. 

      No, these foods are too fattening

  • 7. 
    Does everyone with diabetes need the same amount of carbs at each meal?
    • A. 

      No, it depends on how tall you are, your weight, age, blood glucose levels and how active you are

    • B. 

      Yes, this is standardized by the American Diabetes Association

  • 8. 
    Healthy foods cost more.
    • A. 

      Fruits and vegetables seem expensive, but when you are no longer buying packaged snacks and sweets, you can afford them

    • B. 

      Eating smaller portion sizes of protein foods or having vegetarian meals sometimes will help save money for healthier foods

    • C. 

      Using canned or frozen veggies, canned fruit as well as fruits and vegetables of the season will mean less cost

    • D. 

      All are true

    • E. 

      All are false

  • 9. 
    I love macaroni and cheese.  It raises my blood glucose plus it is very fattening.  If I follow a healthy meal plan, do I have to give it up?
    • A. 

      Yep. Too bad

    • B. 

      No. Use a small bowl or cup as your serving size

    • C. 

      No. Make a low fat, whole wheat version. (whole wheat noodles sprinkled with parmesan cheese may satisfy you)

    • D. 

      No. Set a rule for how often you eat this food (or any other food which would not be healthy for you) so it doesn't get out of control and become harmful for you

    • E. 

      B, C and D are correct

  • 10. 
    Two ways I can handle foods that may raise my blood glucose or are high in calories or fat are:
    • A. 

      Never eat them again or throw it out

    • B. 

      Eat smaller amounts or eat them less often

    • C. 

      Give it to the dog or hide it and eat it later

  • 11. 
    Always start reading the food label by looking at the serving size.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Should you look at total carbohydrates grams or grams of sugar on a package to determine how it will affect your blood sugar?
    • A. 

      Sugar grams correlate exactly with blood sugar

    • B. 

      Total carbohydrate on the label includes sugar as well as the other types of carbs that affect blood sugar such as starch, milk fruit , grains, etc.

    • C. 

      A limit for how many total grams of carbohydrate to eat at each meal can be recommended by your diabetes educator or registered dietitian in order to control blood sugars and weight.

    • D. 

      B and C are correct

  • 13. 
    Portion sizes of carbohydrate foods make a big difference in how high your blood sugar will rise after eating it.
    • A. 

      Yes, large servings of rice, noodles, potatoes and sweets make your blood sugar go much higher than smaller portions

    • B. 

      No, portions don't matter so much as long as you occassionally exercise.

  • 14. 
    The same type of food may have different amounts of carbohydrate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Higher fiber grams in packaged foods mean that blood sugar will not go as high.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Sometimes

  • 16. 
    People with type 2 diabetes need to eat sweets like ice cream, cookies or chocolate every day to keep happy.
    • A. 

      No, happiness can be found in other things besides food like activities, hobbies, entertainment, socializing.

    • B. 

      Yes, because sweets make one feel good temporarily.

    • C. 

      Yes, because sweets can't be enjoyed as rare treats.