Get A Taste For Nutrition! Quiz


By: Sarah Crozer

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

There is tons of information circling around when it comes to dietary choices! Which foods should you eat? Which vitamins should you take? Test your Nutritional knowledge with this quiz!

What does organic mean when talking about food?

Organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation.


What is GMO?

Process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal.


What is any large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch, and cellulose?

Carbohydrates provide you with most of your energy, as they make up around half of your daily calorie intake and are converted into blood glucose or blood sugar by your body to be used for energy.


What is GF?

A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes gluten, a protein composite found in wheat, barley, rye, and all their species and hybrids!


What is celiac disease?

For sufferers, eating gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. The eight most popular foods to cause food allergies are: milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish!


What is trans fat?

Unlike other dietary fats, trans fat both raises your LDL ("bad") cholesterol and lowers your HDL ("good") cholesterol. This combo effect increases your risk of heart disease! But not all fats are bad! “What did Mr.Avocado say to Mrs.Avocado? Honey, you're the good kind of fat!”


What are short breaks from eating called?

It's making a conscious decision to skip certain meals. Intermittent fasting means eating your calories during a specific window of the day, and choosing not to eat food during the rest. This is helpful to your digestive system, by giving it a chance to rest and reboot.


What are the substances obtained from food that are used by the body to provide energy?

Always aim to eat nutrient dense foods. Nutrients regulate growth, and maintain and repair of the body’s tissue.


What is a benefit of drinking water?

The average person can live about a month without eating any food, but can only live about 3 days without water.


The watery part of milk that separates from the curds, as in the process of making cheese is called what?

Whey protein is a high-quality protein naturally found in dairy milk. It is a complete protein containing all of the essential amino acids the body needs and is easy to digest!


What is anemia?

Someone who is anemic has low levels of iron intake. There is two types of anemia, sickle cell anemia and iron deficiency anemia.


What is sugar?

Sugars are simple carbohydrates that our bodies break down and use for energy quicker than complex carbohydrates. Sugar is best for the body in small doses, but should come from natural sources like fruit!


Sodium is _______?

Sodium is needed for cellular fluid balance and muscle retractions in the body. Products (like Gatorade) contain sodium in the mix to replenish and hydrate someone after exercise.


What is an omega fatty acid?

There is Omega 3, 6 and 9. Omega 3's (fish oil) is the most commonly consumed supplement in America.


This natural stimulant is found in coffee.

Found not only in coffee and tea, but natural chocolate can be very stimulating as well.


What is the name of organic, essential nutrients required by the body?

Vitamin deficiencies are no joke! Vitamins can be defined as either water soluble or fat soluble. Most vitamins cannot be made by the body and therefore have to be obtained through the diet.


What is the title of a healthcare professional with training in nutrition and diet planning?

Dietician's actually have the same amount of schooling required to be a doctor. After extensive schooling, they must pass a test to become licensed.


What is the condition name for lack of healthy foods in the diet?

Malnutrition is a very big deal! It is a chronic problem for the children residing in third world countries. Proper nutrition is essential for a growing body.


What substance are your nails made of?

Keratin is the protein that protects epithelial cells from damage or stress. It is essential for the health of nails and hair etc.


What is the name for the digestion and transportation of substances?

The speed of the metabolism will determine how much food is needed. Some people have faster metabolisms than others!


What is Iron?

Iron is a mineral which forms an important part of haemoglobin, helping to transport oxygen round the body in our blood! Iron deficiencies are pretty common, and more prevalent in women.


What are whole grains?

Applies to grains in which the whole grain, including the endosperm, bran and germ are not removed during processing. Typically, the less a food is processed, the better! It is important to eat foods in their most natural state for optimum nutrition.


What are proteins made of?

Proteins are made up of chains of amino acids. They are important both structurally and functionally in every cell of our body including building muscle.


What is the measurement of energy and unit of heat?

Calories are found in fats, carbohydrates, proteins and alcohol. Different people require a different amount of daily calorie intake. For example, men typically require more than women!


What is the main carbohydrate in milk?

Lactose is a natural sugar found in milk made of 2 sugars (glucose and galactose).


What is a vegan?

Vegans eat no foods from animal sources at all - they may also avoid clothing and other non-food products derived from animals!


What does RDA stand for?

They are the estimates of the amount of vitamins and minerals which are sufficient (or more than sufficient) to meet the needs of an adult.


What is the FDA?

The FDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, advances the nation's welfare by protecting consumers against health hazards. They do things such as control nutrition labeling on food.


What process removes harmful pathogens from various foods?

An example of a Pasteurized food is milk. All milk sold in grocery stores has been pasteurized and the process is required by the FDA.


A condition that occurs when the body can't use glucose is called what?

People with diabetes either don't make enough insulin or their body's cells are resistant to insulin, leading to high levels of sugar circulating in the blood. This can be regulated with insulin injections.


What is fortification?

Fortification is the process of adding nutrients to a food. Sometimes this has to be done by law, for example, nutrients are added to help the population meet their nutrient needs, e.g. breakfast cereals.


What is fiber?

It helps to keep your gut healthy and prevent constipation. Soluble fiber is fermented in the colon and insoluble fiber moves through the gut undigested aiding defecation.


This is a waxy component of fat.

It is an essential part of cell membranes in the body, however a high level of cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, and it is important to monitor levels.


What is calcium needed for primarily?

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and is needed for strong bones and teeth. Calcium is found in dairy products (like milk and cheese) and also in dark leafy greens.


What is a BMI?

It  is used to calculate if someone is a healthy weight for their height. It is calculated by dividing weight by the square of the height. A healthy BMI is considered to be between 18.5-24.9 for the average adult.


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