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One of the criticisms of MyPyramid is that physical activity recommendations are not included.


Food labeling regulations allow manufacturers to omit the footnote of the Nutrition Facts Panel on smaller products.

Nutrition Facts Panel

The information provided on a food label that identifies intake of nutrients based on 2,000 calories a day is called the: Nutrition Fact Panel, Percent Daily Value, Daily Reference Value, Reference Daily Intake


Nutrient information required for food labels is based on an energy intake level of 2,000 calories a day.


The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) meet the nutrient needs of 97 to 98% of healthy people

wheat and lentils

Which of the following are examples of carbohydrate-rich foods? butter and corn oil, beef and pork, wheat and lentils, bacon and eggs


Which of the following is an example of a disease that is directly caused by a nutritional deficiency? cancer, pellegra, heart disease, osteoporosis


One of the limitations of MyPyramid is that the portion recommendations may not be equal to the common sizes of foods Americans buy, prepare, and serve.


The earliest discoveries in the field of nutrition focused on nutritional deficiencies.


Over the past twenty years, obesity rates in the United States have not changed significantly.


Vitamins contain 4 kcal/gram


Fat is an important energy source for muscles during low-intensity exercise.

Steps to a Healthier You

________ is the slogan used by MyPyramid to encourage gradual improvements in diet and lifestyle. Five a Day to a Better Health, Steps to a Healthier You, You Are What You Eat, Take one day at a time


Because water doesn't provide any calories to the body, scientists do not consider it a nutrient.


Cholesterol is one form of fat that can be synthesized by the body.


The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) include an upper level of safety for all nutrients.


Julie doesn't care for meat and poultry and restricts her intake of animal foods to only milk and yogurt sources. Which dietary guideline is Julie failing to practice? adequate, balance, value, moderation


Including fiber in your diet is beneficial to your GI tract, but consuming excess amounts of fiber can result in the loss of nutrients. This statement is an example of which of the following factors to consider in planning diets? adequecy, variety, calorie control, moderation

micronutrients found in a variety of foods

Which of the following BEST describes minerals? micronutrients that are broken down easily during digestion, micronutrients found in a variety of foods, micronutrients that are easily destroyed by heat and light, nutrients that are needed in large amounts by the body

all of these

According to MyPyramid, which of the following foods would count towards an individual's discretionary calorie allowance? butter, desserts, alcohol, all of these


The standard used to estimate the daily nutrient needs of half of all healthy individuals is: EAR, IA, RDA, UL


Jack is a college athlete who requires 2,800 kcal/day to support his total energy needs. Even though Jack likes many different foods and makes it a point to try new things, he consumes only approximately 1,600 kcal/day. Which one of the characteristics of a healthy diet is Jack missing? adequacy, balance, moderation, variety


The presence of any bacteria in the large intestine indicates a potentially serious systemic allergic reaction that can be fatal if left untreated.


Typically, ingested food remains in the stomach for 2 hours prior to traveling to the small intestine


Which organ is NOT a regulator of satiety in the body?


Human beings can often override satiety.


The sigmoid colon is the last segment of the large intestine.


Since they do not require further digestion, dietary vitamins and minerals are small enough to be absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract.

a bowel disorder that interferes with the colon; no definite cause is known

What best describes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

small intestine

The brush border is located in the:


Irritable bowel syndrome is more common among women than men


Diarrhea and dehydration are the most serious potential reactions when consuming an allergenic food product.


Digestion and absorption occur at the ________ level.

a physiological desire to find food and eat

Hunger is best described as:


Foods containing carbohydrate have the highest satiety value


What is the name of the sphincter that separates the stomach from the small intestine?


Pepsin is a gastric enzyme involved in the digestion of:


Understanding and retraining the stimuli of appetite is an important aspect of healthy weight loss.


The smallest units of matter that normally cannot be broken down are:

low glucose levels

Which physiological trigger(s) will result in the sensation of hunger?


The most common cause of GERD is an overly relaxed pyloric sphincter.

Salivary enzymes cannot function in the acid environment of the stomach

Which best explains why carbohydrate digestion ceases when food reaches the stomach?


Saccharin use is associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer in humans.

dietary fibers

What substances in plant foods that are NOT absorbed by the body?

dietary fibers

Which of the following are substances in plant foods that are NOT absorbed by the body?

diet containing insufficient carbohydrates

What is associated with the development of ketosis?


Which of the following is a disaccharide? sucrose, fructose, galactose, glucose


After a meal, which hormone is responsible for moving glucose into the body's cells?


Alcohol consumption can result in hypoglycemia for people with diabetes.


When consumed, a high-glycemic-index food can cause a sudden rise in blood glucose levels.


Sean is planning to bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies for his girlfriend. Which of the following artificial sweeteners would be the best substitute for the sugar in the recipe?


To reduce our risk for developing heart disease, we need to consume less fiber.

Because individuals do not produce any insulin, treatment always involves insulin therapy

Which of the following is TRUE regarding type 1 diabetes?

130 grams

How many grams of carbohydrate (per day) are recommended in healthy individuals (RDA)?


Diabetes is a condition in which the body doesn't process ________ properly.

the extent to which a given food raises blood glucose and insulin levels

Which of the following BEST describes the glycemic index?

muscles and liver

In the body, the major storage sites for glycogen are the:


Found in liver and skeletal muscle cells, ________ is the storage form of glucose in animals.


Research has proven that alternative sweeteners are not safe for children.


Which of the following carbohydrates is the end product of photosynthesis?


The Tolerable Upper Intake Level for sugar is 100 grams a day.

People with PKU cannot metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine

Individuals with the disease PKU (phenylketonuria) should not consume the artificial sweetener aspartame. Why?


Insulin therapy can be administered by an oral medication or by injection.

all of these

Glucose is the preferred source of energy for which of the following? brain cells, nerve cells, red blood cells, all of these

table sugar

When fructose and glucose are bonded together, they form:


Protection against heart disease is a potential benefit of a diet rich in simple sugar


Which of the following hormones is released when your blood glucose levels fall too low?


________ are the major form of fat in both food and the body.


During times of inadequate intake, the body can synthesize all of the fat it needs.


What is the primary form of fat in the diet?

large intestine

All of the following organs assist in the digestion of lipids EXCEPT: liver, pancreas, large intestine, gallbladder

alpha-linolenic acid

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are metabolic derivatives of:


The production of endogenous VLDL is decreased by:


Which of the following foods is the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids?


Americans consume adequate omega-3 fatty acids but are deficient in omega-6 fatty acids.


The Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range for fat is ________ of total energy intake.

increased blood cholesterol levels

Diets high in trans fatty acids are associated with:


Yesterday Shannon consumed 1,840 kcal. Her meals included a total of 60 grams of fat. What percentage of calories of her day's intake came from fat?


Olive oil is a low-calorie alternative to butter and margarine.

olive and canola oils

Which of the following foods are rich sources of monounsaturated fatty acids?

corn oil

Which of the following is a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids?

omega 3 fatty acids

Diets high in ________ have been shown to increase blood levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL).

These vitamins are insoluble in water and require fats for their transport.

How does fat consumption relate to vitamin A, D, E, and K intake?


All of the following are examples of protein hormones EXCEPT:

mutual supplementation

The process of combining two incomplete proteins to make a complete protein is called:


High-protein diets may increase the risk of health problems.


Tempeh, tofu, and miso are foods derived from:


Diets high in protein are associated with low blood cholesterol levels.


The pH of a substance or solution is determined by the nitrogen content


Which of the following proteins help maintain proper acid-base balance by attaching to or releasing hydrogen ions?

all of these

In the human body, proteins are found: muscle tissue, bone tissue, blood, all of these

amine group

The part of the protein molecule that carries nitrogen is the:


The DNA in our cells dictates the structure of body protein, carbohydrate, and fat molecules.


Complete proteins are primarily found in vegetable sources.

elevated blood cholesterol

Which of the following health problems has been associated with high protein intakes?

margarine and vegetable oils

Which foods are the richest sources of vitamin E?

increased consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Research studies have consistently demonstrated an association between a reduced risk of cancer and:


Diets rich in folate and vitamin B12 are associated with elevated blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine.


There are no known side effects associated with consuming large amounts of vitamin K from supplements or food.

beta carotene

What is NOT considered an essential nutrient?

a glass of orange juice

The doctor has recently told Julie that her iron stores are low. Julie should consume ________ with her iron supplement to increase its absorption.


What is the primary symptom of niacin toxicity?

It is often toxic when consumed in excess.

Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding thiamin?

muscle wasting and nerve damage

Which of the following describes the main symptom(s) of beriberi?

vit C

Which water-soluble vitamin can regenerate vitamin E after it has been oxidized?


Research has clearly demonstrated that a deficiency of vitamin K causes osteoporosis.

large intestine

In addition to dietary sources, vitamin K is produced in the:

all of these

Which of the following organs is responsible for the synthesis of vitamin D? skin, liver, kidneys, all of these


Vitamin K deficiency is associated with an overgrowth of intestinal bacteria.

folate is needed for proper cell division

Why is folate critical to the health of a newly conceived embryo?


Acne is a symptom of a vitamin A deficiency.


Dairy products are good sources of vitamin E.

pre-menstrual syndrome

Which of the following conditions have vitamin B6 supplements been used to treat?

all of these

Which of the following diseases has been linked to free radical damage? heart disease, diabetes, cancer, all of these


The first B-complex vitamin discovered was:

improving the absorption of vitamin C if dietary intake is low

Which of the following is NOT a function of vitamin E?

not a function of Vit E

improving the absorption of Vit C if dietary intakes are low


macronutrients are compounds that the body cannot make and must be obtained by food


nutrient most energy dense

healthy eating pyramid

harvard school of health


destroyed when exposed to light


stage of development of cancer when DNA is mutated

heart disease

increase concentration of homocysteine in blood associated with development of


cosumption of high levels of folate can mask ___ deficiency


not a lipid!

essential fatty acid

one potential problem with very low fat diet is that it may be deficient in


immediately following a high fat meal, specialized lipoproteins called ___ are created to transport dietary fat through blood

beta cells of the pancreas

in type 1 diabetes the ___ may be destroyed by an autoimmune disease

protect stomach cells from auto digestion

primary function of the mucus in the stomach


transport vehicles for most lipids


immediately following a high-fat meal, specialized lipoproteins called ___ are created to transport dietary fat through the blood


people attempting to loose weight will be most successful if they limit their consumption of fat to less than 15% of kcal

three dimensional shape

function of protein is determined by

DNA in nucleus

dictates the structure of protein molecules synthesized by the body

vit C

not typically a nutrient concern for vegans

nerve cells

vit B12 essential for

atrophic gastritis

low stomach acid secretions


deficency of riboflavin is


without adequate vit K our blood will clot excessively

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