Nutrition Quiz - What Do You Already Know?

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Nutrition Quiz - What Do You Already Know?

The food we eat can either help us live a healthy life or keep us in the doctor’s office time after time due to its effect. How much do you know about the type of food you eat or don’t eat? Take up this quiz and gauge your knowledge on nutrition and dieting. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A nutrient needed in large amounts and that provides energy is called a(n) ______.
  • 2. 
    Check all that are macronutients.  
    • A. 

      Fat

    • B. 

      Vitamins

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Carbohydrates

    • E. 

      Protein

    • F. 

      Minerals

  • 3. 
    Check all that are micronutrients.
    • A. 

      Omega 3 Fatty Acids

    • B. 

      Vitamin B-12

    • C. 

      Phytochemicals

    • D. 

      Fiber

    • E. 

      Zinc

    • F. 

      Simple Carbohydrates

  • 4. 
    To slow bacteria growth, refrigerators should be kept at a temperature of ______ degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
  • 5. 
    Suppose you want to cook some vegetables. What method preserves the most nutrients?
    • A. 

      Slow-cooking

    • B. 

      Steaming

    • C. 

      Boiling

    • D. 

      Baking

  • 6. 
    Which is an important component of food safety?
    • A. 

      Washing hands

    • B. 

      Keeping raw meats separate from other foods

    • C. 

      Storing leftovers in the refrigerator

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The maximum length of time that perishable food should be left out for, in order to prevent food-borne illnesses, is ______ hour(s).
  • 8. 
    People with a BMI (body mass index) of ______ or greater are considered "obese".
  • 9. 
    Which of these is the healthiest form of fat?
    • A. 

      Saturated Fat

    • B. 

      Trans-Fat

    • C. 

      Poly-Unsaturated Fat

    • D. 

      Cholesterol

  • 10. 
    Calcium, magnesium, and potassium are examples of what?
    • A. 

      Minerals

    • B. 

      Vitamins

    • C. 

      Macronutrients

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    What are the building blocks of protein?
    • A. 

      Essential Fatty Acids

    • B. 

      Amino Acids

    • C. 

      Sugar Molecules

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    What food is a complete protein?
    • A. 

      Eggs

    • B. 

      Nuts

    • C. 

      Kidney beans

    • D. 

      Corn

  • 13. 
    A plain baked potato is more nutrient-dense than french fries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Carbohydrates do NOT include
    • A. 

      Sugar

    • B. 

      Amino acids

    • C. 

      Fiber

    • D. 

      Starch

  • 15. 
    The unit that we use to measure our daily overall energy needs is called a ______.
  • 16. 
    Which disease is caused by too little calcium in the diet?
    • A. 

      Cancer

    • B. 

      High blood pressure

    • C. 

      Kwashiorkor

    • D. 

      Osteoporosis

    • E. 

      Anemia

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is a warning sign of Anorexia Nervosa?
    • A. 

      Regular intake of large amounts of food

    • B. 

      Refusal to exercise

    • C. 

      The development of food rituals

    • D. 

      Desire to spend more time with friends

  • 18. 
    Vitamins are naturally occuring substances needed to get calories out of food.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following best decribes the American Dietetic's Association reccommneded percentages for carbohydrates, protein, and fat?
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates 60-70%, protein 20%, fat 10-20%

    • B. 

      Carbohydrates 30-40%, protein 30-40%, fat 20-40%

    • C. 

      Carbohydrates 30-40%, protein 20-30%, fat 30-50%

    • D. 

      Carbohyrates 50-60%, protein 15%, fat 25-35%

  • 20. 
    Which of the following vitamins helps with eye-sight?  
    • A. 

      Vitamin A

    • B. 

      Vitamin B-6

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Vitamin D