Nutrition Quiz

Portion Distortion Quiz

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2/13/2015 9:15:49 AM

SMARTIN77's SparkPage
10/16 --- Good refresher. I really wish I was taught some of these facts in school.


1/7/2015 6:42:08 AM

TERRI101959's SparkPage
10/16 correct. But how is 1/2 cup of frozen yogurt a dairy serving if 1/2 cup of regular yogurt isn't. I wouldn't have said either of those was a dairy serving.


12/27/2014 7:34:37 PM

I didn't like that at all. Very stilted toward meat and dairy eaters.


11/3/2014 8:38:08 PM

LEANNM5's SparkPage
Wow, this quiz was a real eye opener for me. I thought I new more then what I did. I only scored a 7/16. Glad this quiz wasn't for a class grade. Then again I never was great at taking test in school either.


11/1/2014 11:41:57 AM



10/22/2014 11:03:14 AM

WANDARAE's SparkPage
Your Final Score: 8/16 Correct
Yikes! This just might explain a lot of my problem. I definitely want to eat more veggies--half the plate with veggies and fruit!


9/28/2014 6:19:37 PM

Your Final Score: 11/16 Correct


9/25/2014 6:16:59 PM

wow 10/16 isn't too bad. Some of the questions are less than what I was taught! But Hey, I learned something...that's great! ;)


9/20/2014 10:58:13 AM

6/ 16Well that shows you what I thought I knew!!! I am glad I did this. I either underestimated or slightly over-estimated. I feel a lot more "in charge" now. Okay guys lets knock em dead! (Over-eating, bad foods). (Boy, no more tests for her!!!)


9/14/2014 10:38:47 AM

11/16 not bad. The ones I got wrong were thing I don't eat, like the question on dried fruit. I would have fresh or frozen instead of dried every time.


8/12/2014 10:17:10 AM

Where was the one bag of chips, one pint of Cherry Garcia and one cheese pizza...LOL


8/10/2014 1:26:26 AM

MARYTILLEN02's SparkPage
10/16 Not bad. I did learn some and got some clarification on some, yay me!!


8/5/2014 9:03:34 PM

CHERRIET's SparkPage
Q1 says a serving of bread is the size of an index card.
Q2 says 1 slice of bread = a serving.
Where can I find a loaf of bread where a slice is the size of an index card?


8/5/2014 9:03:33 PM

I think the quiz was really good. It helped me realize that I need to pay a little more attention to some of my food items. Obviously I know sugars are part of healthy diet--which can be found in fruit and not just fruit juice. The question in reference didn't say what is the serving size of juice it asked about the packaging serving. Even though my daughter can't eat gluten she finds a way to eat rice which is a 'grain'. Potatoes and corn are vegetables, regardless of how you want to classify them at home. Honestly, this test is helpful to those that need the help--not those that don't understand scientific classification or which foods can trigger allergy attacks, nor for those that can't read questions properly. If you want to learn a little about more about good choices, take the quiz, if you think you know everything about nutrition than don't take it.


8/5/2014 8:46:34 PM

Agree with comment above re: corn and potatoes are not vegetables when we are talking about nutrition. Corn, potatoes (including sweet potatoes), winter squashes, beets, beans, and peas are carb veggies and belong with the grains or starch group. The 1/2 plate of veggies is for low carb veggies such as yellow squash & zuchinni, onions, celery, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, bell peppers, kale, mustard greens, okra, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cactus, and cucumbers.
As far as rice and pasta, the portion size is 1/3 cup which represents about 15 grams of carbohydrates. In addition, the correct amount of juice is 4 ounces or about 15 grams of carbohydrates. I also agree that juice should be avoided and instead eat the fruit which has more fiber. Recommend that the quiz be updated to above which reflect the guidelines of the ADA or American Diabetes Association. The Healthy 9" Plate described as 1/2 low carb veggies, 1/4 for protein and 1/4 for grains are guidelines that all adults should follow. Considering that there are more pre-diabetics than diabetics, following the Healthy Plate method along with regular exercise can help prevent progression to diabetes.

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