Nutrition Quiz

Portion Distortion Quiz

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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

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.


8/5/2014 4:27:55 PM

CATNURSE1's SparkPage
Geez, 8/16. I kept guessing the size servings I eat which were too small. If I actually ate the serving sizes they say, how big would I be?


8/5/2014 4:00:07 PM

I'm surprised that you are still pushing that amount of "grains" on people. With all the wheat allergies etc, it should be reduced. They are full of carbs and sugar and that's what makes you fat. Seems like some of the answers are way behind the new dietary science. And, fruit juice is full of sugar and should be avoided if at all possible. I don't think this is a realisic quiz.


8/5/2014 3:54:39 PM



8/5/2014 1:08:31 PM

Great Eye Opener, learned a lot...need to start measuring because obviously my eyes are bigger than my stomach.


8/5/2014 12:34:39 AM

Surprised by how many I guessed too low on the serving size.


8/3/2014 11:19:04 PM

Potatoes are botanically classified as a vegetable, but they are classified nutritionally as a starchy food. Therefore I don't think it is a good idea to put them in the vegetable category when generally making the statement that one should have 2-5 servings. I don't have diabetes but I do have to watch my blood sugar level and for me, to eat a potato is equivalent to eating sugar straight from the bag. For people watching blood sugar levels, I personally wouldn't daily include potatoes as part of the vegetable requirement. There are plenty of others that won't lead to a rise in blood sugar.


7/31/2014 11:17:18 PM

13/16 Not bad :D


7/24/2014 4:15:02 PM

15 out of 16 did better than I thought but was surprised by the one that I got wrong.


7/22/2014 11:08:14 AM

9/16-thought I would have done way better than I did. But I'm glad I took it to remind me what a portion SHOULD look like :)

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