Practice Quizzes

Chapter 19: World View of Nutrition: The Faces of Global Malnutrition

1: Worldwide, an estimated _____ million people do not have enough to eat.
14 million
140 million
540 million
925 million
2: According to the textbook, ‘hungry people’ are those who
are unable to satisfy basic nutriiton needs
have an empty stomach before meals
choose to fast
all of the above
3: During 2010, approximately ____ million people in the United States lived in a household experiencing food insecurities.
about 10 million
about 17.2 million
about 40 million
about 50 million
4: Food and Action Research Center is a
federal agency dedicated to helping low-income Americans.
large medical center located in urban Los Angeles that treats only malnutrition cases.
non-profit advocacy group that fights childhood hunger and undernutrition.
group of internationally-known scientists who are determined to prevent nutritional deficiency diseases through advances in biotechnology.
5: The _____ program is the main food security program in the United States.
WIC
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Elderly Nutrition
Commodity Supplemental Food
6: An after-school program can apply for food funding through the _____ program.
School Lunch
WIC
Food Stamp
Child and Adult Care Food
7: Which of the following outcomes is not a result of population growth?
an increase in pollution
a decrease in available farmland to support each family
increased access to health care services
decline in economic progress
8: Severe malnutrition and famine is ofen the result of
severe weather conditions
wars
poor farming techniques
none of the above
9: Places that _____ have the greatest risk for iodine deficiency.
are isolated in mountainous regions.
import most of the population's food supply
are near the ocean
have high birth rates
10: Food insecurity is not a problem for people living in the United States.
TRUE
FALSE
11: In the US, as long as someone is employed, he or she will not go hungry.
TRUE
FALSE
12: Agricultural improvements increase food supplies and reduce food costs.
TRUE
FALSE
13: In the United States, there are fewer cases of obesity among low-income, food-insecure groups than among people with higher incomes.
TRUE
FALSE
14: There is no association between poverty and food insecurity.
TRUE
FALSE
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