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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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