Test your knowledge: The school nutrition quiz

Thursday, June 3, 2010; PG15

Here are some sample questions from a quiz used in the Wellness for Life class at Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon. See how many you can answer.

1.Which of the following food lists

includes all five food groups?

A. Milk, bread, cottage cheese, turkey, crackers, pie

B. Grapes, bread, carrots, turkey, oranges, rice

C. Milk, bread, carrots, turkey, apple,

vegetable oil

D. Milk, bread, eggs, turkey, yogurt, rice

2 True or false: Basal metabolism rate varies from person to person.

3. The best way to

lose weight is to:

A. Cut your calories to 800 per day.

B. Increase your protein.

C. Increase your carbohydrates.

D. Decrease calories and increase exercise.

4.True or false: Diet is better than

exercise in planning weight loss.

5.Milk provides:

A. Protein

B. Riboflavin

C. Calcium

D. All of the above

6.If you want to lose a pound

of weight per week, how many

calories, per day, would you have to

subtract from your normal daily intake?

A. 100

B. 1,000

C. 500

D. 3,500

SOURCE: From a quiz used in the Wellness for Life class at Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon,

Fairfax County Public Schools

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