Portion Sizes

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To control your weight, you simply need to choose a healthy mix of food in any given amount.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that controlling weight can be achieved by choosing a healthy mix of food in any given amount. However, this is not entirely true. While choosing a healthy mix of food is important for weight management, the amount of food consumed also plays a crucial role. Consuming excessive amounts of even healthy food can lead to weight gain. Therefore, it is not solely about the choice of food, but also about portion control and overall calorie intake.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following factors listed does NOT affect the amount of total calories you need to eat each day?

    • A.

      Age

    • B.

      Gender

    • C.

      Your race/ethnicity

    • D.

      Level of physical activity

    • E.

      Family genes

    • F.

      Your current weight

    Correct Answer
    C. Your race/ethnicity
    Explanation
    Race/ethnicity does not affect the amount of total calories you need to eat each day. Factors such as age, gender, level of physical activity, family genes, and current weight can all influence the number of calories needed for daily consumption. However, race/ethnicity does not play a role in determining the amount of calories required.

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  • 3. 

    What is a serving size?

    • A.

      The amount of a particular food product that is right for you

    • B.

      The amount of food listed on a product's food label

    • C.

      A predetermined portion that is approximately the size of the palm of your hand

    Correct Answer
    B. The amount of food listed on a product's food label
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the amount of food listed on a product's food label". A serving size refers to the specific amount of food that is recommended on a product's nutrition label. It is important to pay attention to serving sizes as they provide information about the nutrients and calories in a particular food. By following the serving size recommendations, individuals can make more informed decisions about their dietary intake.

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  • 4. 

    No set number of calories or amount of physical activity will help everyone to lose weight or keep weight off.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because weight loss and weight maintenance are influenced by various factors such as metabolism, genetics, body composition, and individual lifestyle choices. What works for one person may not work for another, as each individual's body is unique. Therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to losing weight or keeping it off, and it is important to find a personalized and sustainable approach that works for each individual.

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  • 5. 

    What is a portion?

    • A.

      The amount of food you choose to eat at one time

    • B.

      The amount of food listed on a product's food label

    • C.

      An amount of food that is equivalent to one measuring cup

    Correct Answer
    A. The amount of food you choose to eat at one time
    Explanation
    A portion refers to the amount of food that an individual chooses to eat at a particular meal or sitting. It is not a standardized measurement and can vary from person to person. A portion is subjective and depends on factors such as appetite, dietary needs, and personal preference. It is important to be mindful of portion sizes as they can affect overall calorie intake and nutritional balance.

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  • 6. 

    The portion sizes you should eat may or may not be the same as the serving sizes on food labels.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The portion sizes you should eat may or may not be the same as the serving sizes on food labels. This is because serving sizes on food labels are standardized and may not necessarily align with an individual's specific dietary needs or goals. Portion sizes, on the other hand, are determined based on factors such as an individual's age, sex, activity level, and overall health. Therefore, it is possible for the portion sizes you should eat to differ from the serving sizes mentioned on food labels.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the nutrients listed on a Nutirition Facts Label would you avoid or limit?

    • A.

      Fat

    • B.

      Sodium

    • C.

      Saturated Fat

    • D.

      A and B

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all three nutrients listed - fat, sodium, and saturated fat - should be avoided or limited in a healthy diet. Consuming excessive amounts of these nutrients can lead to various health problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Therefore, it is important to monitor and control the intake of these nutrients for overall well-being.

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  • 8. 

    How many grams of total carbohydrates would you have eaten, if you consumed the entire package?

    • A.

      10 grams

    • B.

      35 grams

    • C.

      105 grams

    • D.

      450 grams

    Correct Answer
    C. 105 grams
    Explanation
    If the entire package contains 105 grams of total carbohydrates, then that would be the amount of carbohydrates you would have eaten if you consumed the whole package.

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  • 9. 

    Refer to the the sample Macaroni and Cheese label. How many calories are there in one pocket (one package has 3 pockets) of Macaroni and Cheese?

    • A.

      125

    • B.

      220

    • C.

      500

    Correct Answer
    B. 220
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 220. This means that there are 220 calories in one pocket of Macaroni and Cheese. Since one package has 3 pockets, the total number of calories in the whole package would be 3 times 220, which is 660 calories.

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  • 10. 

    Of those nutrients listed on a Nutrition Facts Label, which are you suggested to "get enough of" on a daily basis?

    • A.

      Protein

    • B.

      Vitamin D

    • C.

      Potassium

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Protein
    Explanation
    Protein is one of the essential nutrients listed on a Nutrition Facts Label that individuals are suggested to "get enough of" on a daily basis. Protein is necessary for the growth and repair of tissues, as well as the production of enzymes and hormones. It also plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy immune system. Therefore, ensuring an adequate intake of protein is important for overall health and well-being.

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  • 11. 

    How can you keep track of how much you eat on a daily basis?

    • A.

      By taking a walk with a friend

    • B.

      By consuming only low-fat or non-fat dairy products

    • C.

      By keeping an accurate food diary

    Correct Answer
    C. By keeping an accurate food diary
    Explanation
    Keeping an accurate food diary is an effective way to keep track of how much you eat on a daily basis. By recording everything you eat and drink throughout the day, you can easily monitor your calorie intake and identify any unhealthy eating patterns. This practice helps to create awareness about your eating habits and can be a useful tool for managing weight, making healthier food choices, and achieving dietary goals.

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  • 12. 

    What are some suggested activities for you to do when you get bored, besides eat?

    • A.

      Take a walk

    • B.

      Read a book or magazine

    • C.

      Drink water or herbal tea without sugar

    • D.

      All of these are great suggestions to avoid boredom eating

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these are great suggestions to avoid boredom eating
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that taking a walk, reading a book or magazine, and drinking water or herbal tea without sugar are all suggested activities to avoid boredom eating. These activities can help distract from the urge to eat out of boredom and provide alternative forms of entertainment or relaxation.

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  • 13. 

    In order to maintain portion control, you need to measure and count everything you eat for the rest of your life.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Maintaining portion control does not necessarily mean measuring and counting everything you eat for the rest of your life. While measuring and counting can be helpful strategies, portion control can also be achieved by using visual cues, practicing mindful eating, and listening to your body's hunger and fullness cues. It is about being aware of portion sizes and making conscious choices, rather than rigidly measuring and counting every single food item.

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  • 14. 

    Why are you recommended to eat slowly?

    • A.

      Foods that are not well chewed have a greater chance of causing weight gain

    • B.

      Your brain must receive the message that your stomach is full, prior to becoming too full

    • C.

      Eating quickly puts you at risk for high blood sugar, regardless of the type or amount of food you consume

    Correct Answer
    B. Your brain must receive the message that your stomach is full, prior to becoming too full
    Explanation
    Eating slowly allows your brain to receive the message that your stomach is full before you become too full. This is important because it takes time for your brain to register the feeling of fullness. If you eat too quickly, you may end up overeating because your brain hasn't had enough time to process the signals from your stomach. By eating slowly, you give your brain the chance to catch up and prevent overeating.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following suggestions will help you to control your portion sizes at home?

    • A.

      Take an amount of food that is equivalent to 1 serving, according to the food label

    • B.

      Eat meals at regular times

    • C.

      Freeze foods that you do not eat right away

    • D.

      All of these are appropriate suggestions for maintaining portion control at home

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these are appropriate suggestions for maintaining portion control at home
    Explanation
    All of these suggestions are appropriate for maintaining portion control at home. Taking an amount of food that is equivalent to 1 serving, according to the food label, ensures that you are consuming the recommended portion size. Eating meals at regular times helps to establish a routine and prevent overeating. Freezing foods that you do not eat right away allows you to save them for later, reducing the temptation to consume larger portions. By following all of these suggestions, you can effectively control your portion sizes at home.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following is the best suggestion for helping you control your portions while dining out?

    • A.

      Measure out 1 serving of the chosen menu item

    • B.

      Share your meal

    • C.

      Go for pre-packaged items to avoid overconsumption

    Correct Answer
    B. Share your meal
    Explanation
    Sharing your meal is the best suggestion for helping you control your portions while dining out. By sharing your meal with someone else, you can split the portion size and consume a smaller amount of food. This can prevent overeating and help you maintain a healthier portion size. Additionally, sharing a meal can also save you money and reduce food waste.

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  • 17. 

    Approximately how long does it take for your stomach to signal to your brain that you are full?

    • A.

      15 seconds

    • B.

      5 minutes

    • C.

      15 minutes

    • D.

      30 minutes

    Correct Answer
    C. 15 minutes
    Explanation
    It takes approximately 15 minutes for the stomach to signal to the brain that you are full. This is because it takes time for the food to be digested and for the stomach to release hormones that send signals to the brain indicating satiety. Eating too quickly can lead to overeating as the brain may not receive the signal of fullness in time. Therefore, it is important to eat slowly and mindfully to allow the body enough time to recognize when it is satisfied.

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  • 18. 

    One of the disadvantages of purchasing raw food items is that they are always more expensive than their processed alternative.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because raw food items are generally less expensive than their processed alternatives. This is because the processing of food typically involves additional costs for packaging, transportation, and labor. Raw food items are also often sold in bulk or without added preservatives, which can further reduce their cost. Therefore, purchasing raw food items can be a more cost-effective option compared to processed alternatives.

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