Practice Quizzes

Chapter 2: Nutrition Guidelines and Assessment

1: The term “moderation” as part of menu planning means
selecting a variety of foods at each meal.
choosing foods that are high in kilocalories only at one meal.
planning a diet that emphasizes plant foods.
not having too much or too little of any one type of food in the diet.
2: Which of the following examples demonstrates followign the healthy eating concept of "balance" in your diet?
eat the same amount of calorie that you use for energy expenditure each day.
consuming the same amount of low and high calorie foods.
balance the amount of sugary and salty foods you eat with the same amount of high-protein foods.
consumption equal amounts of water-soluble vitamins and of all minerals.
3: The latest edition of the ‘Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010’ recommends at least how many minutes of physical activity each day?
4: The ‘Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010’ suggest that we consistently eat too much of all of the following foods EXCEPT
solid fats
refined grains
dairy products
5: MyPlate was based on
The Food Guide Pyramid
Dietary Reference Intakes
2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Both B and C
6: Which of the following best describes the program MyPlate?
an Internet-based educational tool used to teach healthy eating and exercise habits.
a graphic tool to be utilized as the Food Guide Pyramid was utilized.
an updated version of the Food Guide Pyramid.
a tool used to teach healthy eating habits and not exercise habits.
7: According to the Exchang Lists, which of the following foods is considered a meat alternative?
peanut butter
Swiss cheese
yellow squash
whole grain bread
8: Adequate Intakes (AIs) are standards for nutrients that
do not have an EAR.
do not need to be consumed daily.
increase the risk of disease.
do not have a RDA.
9: In addition to identifying the amount of energy per serving, the Nutrition Facts Panel must list
percentage of energy from fat.
amount of energy (calories) from fat.
percentage of energy from protein.
amount of energy (calories) from cholesterol.
10: Which of the following statements is an allowed health claim on a food label?
Monounsaturated fats may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Diets low in fat and rich in fruits and complex carbohydrates may reduce the risk of cancer.
Foods rich in soy protein as part of a low-fat diet may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Diets low in sugar may reduce the risk of diabetes.
11: The “A” in the ABCDs of nutritional assessment refers to
Adequate food intakes.
Alcohol consumption habits.
Vitamin A status.
Anthropometric measurements.
12: The exchange list divides foods into groups that have similar
vitamin contents
mineral contents
macronutrient contents
phytochemical contents
13: Which is not a part of the DRIs?
Exchange Lists
Tolerable Upper Limits
14: Which of the following statements is true?
Skinfold measurements at various sites around the body can give a good indication of body fatness
Infants often have arm circumferences measured to determine their growth rates.
Skinfold measurements are used to compare the height loss of older adults.
Biochemical assessments are the best way to measure long-term weight changes.
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