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Chapter 15: World View of Nutrition: The Faces of Global Malnutrition

1: _____ is our main food security program.
The Food Stamp Program
NWT Program
National School Lunch Program
none of the above
2: A survey that measures the prevalence and severity of food insecurity and hunger is
WHO research.
Food security supplement survey.
The WIC survey.
The CDC survey.
3: Which of a following is a way to combat vitamin A deficiency?
Scientists have developed new transgenic strains of rice that are rich in beta-carotene.
Vitamin A has been added to salt.
Promotion of breastfeeding.
none of the above
4: Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) is by far the most lethal form of malnutrition.
TRUE
FALSE
5: Iodine deficiency can cause serious mental side effects in children, but causes few problems in adults.
TRUE
FALSE
6: Malaria can contribute to anemia because it destroys red blood cells.
TRUE
FALSE
7: Vitamin A deficiency is most damaging to
infants
children
pregnant women
all of the above
8: This program provides funds for children’‘s meals and snacks at nonprofit licensed child care centers.
National School Lunch Program
WIC
Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Food Stamp Program
9: Recipients of food stamp benefits can use this money to purchase household necessities such as toilet paper and cleaning supplies.
TRUE
FALSE
10: ___ is the leading cause of preventable childhood blindness.
Vitamin A deficiency
Vitamin E deficiency
Vitamin B deficiency
none of the above
11: Whereas poverty is the underlying cause of chronic malnutrition, _____ causes severe malnutrition and famine.
war
poverty
population growth
regional trends
12: ___ deficiency is the developing world’‘s most common cause of preventable brain damage.
iron
Vitamin A
iodine
calcium
13: In the food-rich United States, food insecurity remains a problem.
TRUE
FALSE
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