Test Your Balanced Diet Nutrition Knowledge

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Test Your Balanced Diet Nutrition Knowledge

Eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight is mainly what a balanced diet is all about. The quiz below will test just how much you understand about this. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a balanced diet?
    • A. 

      A diet with lots of fruit.

    • B. 

      A diet with lots of milk.

    • C. 

      A diet that contains a variety of foods in adequate amounts.

    • D. 

      Not eating takeaways.

  • 2. 
    Foods that contain good amounts of iron include:
    • A. 

      Beef and lamb.

    • B. 

      Potatoes.

    • C. 

      Peas.

    • D. 

      Walnuts.

  • 3. 
    A good way to ensure vegetarians get enough iron is to:
    • A. 

      Do more exercise.

    • B. 

      Eat more bread.

    • C. 

      Drink orange juice when they eat spinach.

    • D. 

      Combine potatoes with nuts.

  • 4. 
    Some examples of calcium-rich foods are:
    • A. 

      Apricots and plums.

    • B. 

      Avocadoes.

    • C. 

      Dairy foods.

    • D. 

      Chicken and pork.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a dairy product?
    • A. 

      Milk.

    • B. 

      Yoghurt.

    • C. 

      Cream cheese.

    • D. 

      Eggs.

  • 6. 
    Which food below is high in fat?
    • A. 

      Blue top milk.

    • B. 

      Toast.

    • C. 

      Pasta with tomato-based sauce.

    • D. 

      Salami.

  • 7. 
    Fruit and vegetables are important because:
    • A. 

      They give you energy.

    • B. 

      They provide you with a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

    • C. 

      They are colourful.

    • D. 

      They are easily available.

  • 8. 
    Foods containing starch and carbohydrates are important because:
    • A. 

      They help you grow.

    • B. 

      They stop you getting overweight.

    • C. 

      They are easy to cook.

    • D. 

      They give you energy, fill you up and keep you regular.

  • 9. 
    Meat, fish and legumes such as chickpeas and kidney beans provide the following important nutrient:
    • A. 

      Carbohydrate.

    • B. 

      Protein.

    • C. 

      Sugar.

    • D. 

      Fibre.

  • 10. 
    Adolescents need extra energy and protein in their diet due to rapid growth and bodily changes. Which of the following would you recommend to provide this?
    • A. 

      Healthy snacks.

    • B. 

      Extra chips.

    • C. 

      A Big Mac after school.

    • D. 

      They shouldn't eat more, even if they are hungry.