How Do You Know Your Weight

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How Do You Know Your Weight

This is a quiz designed specifically for the individual to assist in knowing how much you weight. If asked, how do you know your weight, would you answer? Take up the quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A family component is thought to be of importance in obesity prevention interventions targeting young children.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    An obesogenic environment is one that promotes weight gain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The USDA oversees deceptive marketing of foods and food-related products.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Self-report weight and height are classified as _____ measures.
    • A. 

      Subjective

    • B. 

      Desirable

    • C. 

      Objective

    • D. 

      Outcome

  • 5. 
    Excessive body weight in children is associated with increased morbidity and mortality just as in adults.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    All energy-dense foods are associated with weight gain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Most community-based weight-loss initiatives have been effective.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    As weight is often underreported in self-report surveys, we can assume that the actual prevalence of overweight and obesity is somewhat higher than that ascertained from BRFSS data.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Recently, the WHO declared _____ one of the world's top ten health risks.
    • A. 

      Overweight

    • B. 

      Metabolic syndrome

    • C. 

      Central adiposity

    • D. 

      Overabundant leisure time

  • 10. 
    The _____, with the USDA's division of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, target(s) obesity-related programs and policies.
    • A. 

      Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

    • B. 

      Food and Drug Administration

    • C. 

      Food and Nutrition Service

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      A and c

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is not part of the "built environment?"
    • A. 

      After-school programming for at-risk children

    • B. 

      Transportation options that promote physical activity

    • C. 

      Public green spaces, including walking paths

    • D. 

      Street layout and adequate lighting

  • 12. 
    Research suggests that childhood depression is associated with an increased BMI in adulthood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Overweight in adults is defined as a BMI
    • A. 

      Greater than 30

    • B. 

      Less than 24

    • C. 

      Between 25 and 29.9

    • D. 

      Overweight in adults is not defined by using BMI

  • 14. 
    A more effective worksite-based intervention would integrate which of the following?
    • A. 

      Economic support

    • B. 

      Education

    • C. 

      Behavioral modification strategies

    • D. 

      The integration of all of these would lead to the most effective intervention.

  • 15. 
    _____ is the amount of energy able to be metabolized per unit weight or volume of food.
    • A. 

      Nutrient density

    • B. 

      Energy expenditure

    • C. 

      Food weight

    • D. 

      Energy density

  • 16. 
    Obesity for adults is divided into _____ classes based on the degree of obesity.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

  • 17. 
    _____ is the largest influence on energy expenditure.
    • A. 

      Body mass index

    • B. 

      Volitional physical activity

    • C. 

      Basal metabolic rate

    • D. 

      Thermic effect of food

  • 18. 
    Which region of the United States has the highest rate for obesity in children?
    • A. 

      Midwest

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      West

    • D. 

      East

  • 19. 
    Which of the following environmental factors has not been linked to obesity?
    • A. 

      Availability of interactive video games, such as the Wii or X-box

    • B. 

      Poverty

    • C. 

      Urban sprawl

    • D. 

      Increased portion sizes

  • 20. 
    The _____ oversees claims of health effects and labeling of food.
    • A. 

      Food and Drug Administration

    • B. 

      Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

    • C. 

      Federal Trade Commission

    • D. 

      United States Department of Agriculture

  • 21. 
    Many of the policy initiatives related to obesity address
    • A. 

      Children rather than adults.

    • B. 

      Middle-aged to older adults with hypertension.

    • C. 

      Overweight pregnant women.

    • D. 

      Hispanics and African American families.

  • 22. 
    The built environment could be regulated to enhance physical activity and increase access to fresh, nutritious food through _____ zoning.
    • A. 

      Residential

    • B. 

      Creative

    • C. 

      Mixed-use

    • D. 

      Subsidized

  • 23. 
    The first step for the community nutritionist interested in addressing the obesity epidemic is to build awareness of all the following except the
    • A. 

      Magnitude of the obesity problem.

    • B. 

      Association of obesity with chronic diseases.

    • C. 

      Role the media plays in the portrayal of the overweight individual.

    • D. 

      Ultimate financial costs of obesity to the taxpayer

  • 24. 
    Overweight in children is defined as having a BMI
    • A. 

      At or above the 95th percentile on the CDC growth chart.

    • B. 

      Between the 85th and 95th percentile on the CDC growth chart.

    • C. 

      BMI is not used to define overweight in children.

    • D. 

      Below the 50th percentile on the CDC growth chart.

  • 25. 
    Environmental and social trends that have been identified as possible contributors to the global obesity epidemic include all of the following except
    • A. 

      Increased safety measures to protect walkers and cyclists.

    • B. 

      Replacement of water with soft drinks.

    • C. 

      Fewer opportunities for recreational physical activity.

    • D. 

      Globalization of markets.