Which of the following individuals would most likely NOT benefit from dietary supplementation?
people who eat a balanced diet
Which of the following is NOT a recommendation to avoid allergies in children?
If a child has a negative reaction to a food, never offer it to that child again.
Which of the following foods would be the BEST source of dietary calcium for a young toddler?
The cartilage that is located at the end of long bones that closes when growth ceases is called the ________ plate.
Maria typically eats 2000 kcals per day. How many calories per day should she strive to consume if she wanted to safely lose one pound per week?
The period of life when secondary sex characteristics develop and people are able to reproduce is called ________.
Which of the following BEST explains why adolescents are more vulnerable to the unrealistic media images of the "perfect body" than are adults?
Adolescents are developing their personal identity.
If your sibling has or has had an eating disorder, it places you at a higher risk of developing an eating disorder.
Studies have shown that exposure of the fetus to famine in the first trimester of pregnancy resulted in a high risk of the development of ________ in adulthood.
Which of the following would NOT be good advice to give to a parent regarding the introduction of solids to their six-month-old infant?
Add honey to cereal and fruit to improve infant acceptance of these new foods.
Which of the following fatty acids is critical to fetal brain and eye development?
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
Research suggests that there are lifelong consequences to any type of nutrient imbalance during pregnancy.
According to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, dietary supplements are categorized as drugs.
Preliminary research studies suggest that a Calorie Restricted (CR) diet can improve metabolic measures of health in humans and, therefore, may be able to extend the human life span.
Which of the following is NOT a benefit of a Calorie Restricted (CR) diet?
Calorie Restriction results in decreased fat mass and increased lean body mass.
Which of the following BEST describes why the body reduces nonvital body functions in untreated anorexia nervosa?
The body needs to conserve energy.
Generally, surgery to treat obesity is not recommended unless an individual's BMI is ________
35 kg/m2 .
For proper growth and development, toddlers should consume ________ percent of their total daily energy intake as fat.
The ________ changes of puberty are largely responsible for the acne flare-ups that plague many adolescents.
Who is responsible for determining the safety and efficacy of any dietary supplement?
the manufacturer of the supplement
The negative impact of fetal exposure to malnutrition is worsened if followed by low nutrient intakes shortly after birth.
Metabolic effects of CR reported in several human studies include all of the following EXCEPT ________.
increased energy expenditure
Which of the following is NOT a risk in the offspring of women who smoke during pregnancy?
The primary cause of gastroesophageal reflux and constipation during pregnancy is
relaxation of the smooth muscles.
The average weight and height for a healthy newborn in the United States is ________ pounds and 18-22 inches long.
The most common nutrient deficiency in young children is caused by inadequate ________ consumption.
All of the following are characteristic of adolescent eating habits EXCEPT
regular consumption of three meals per day.
Gastric bypass surgery reduces food intake by ________
attaching the lower part of the small intestine to the stomach.
Unless a prescribed by a qualified practitioner, taking a single-nutrient supplement is not recommended because it ________
may quickly lead to a nutrient toxicity.
Due to the additional losses via the menstrual cycle, adolescent girls require more iron than do adolescent boys.
Minimizing your intake of unsaturated fatty acids as much as possible will lower your risk of heart disease.
An evaluation of the impact of a Calorie Restricted diet on heath indicates only the calorie level of the diet and NOT the nutrient content that is critical to prolong life.
You would be diagnosed with true hypertension if your systolic blood pressure was greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg and your diastolic blood pressure was ________
greater than or equal to 90 mm Hg.
During the second and third trimesters, the caloric needs of a pregnant woman increase by 350 to ________ kilocalories per day.
Which of the following is FALSE concerning research conducted on subjects born during weather- and war-related famines in Africa?
Cardiovascular disease is now the second leading cause of death in adults.
Research has clearly shown that the media's portrayal of body image is a direct cause of eating disorders.
In the U.S., every school lunch must provide ________ of the RDA for protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium, and energy. (Be sure to spell out your answer.)
Which of the following correctly describes "milk displacement"?
the selection of low-nutrient beverages (e.g., soda) in place of milk
Overconsumption of milk by infants and children can limit iron intake and lead to milk ________.
The ideal nutritional strategy for optimizing health is to ________
eat a healthful diet containing a variety of whole foods.
Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding calcium needs during pregnancy?
The extra demand for calcium during pregnancy has been shown to cause bone demineralization and increase the risk of future fractures.
Although considered an epidemic among U.S. adults, obesity rates in school-aged children have remained constant since the 1970s.
Limiting sugary sweets in children's diets is important only once their permanent teeth have erupted.
Research has shown that there is no association between fetal exposure to famine and future risk of chronic disease.
What lifestyle changes can a person take to improve his or her blood lipid profile?
lower intake of saturated fat and trans fat
The ________ is a pregnancy-specific organ that is responsible for delivering nutrients and oxygen to the fetus and removing waste products.
It is estimated that ________ percent of adults in the United States have the metabolic syndrome.
Maria is a 3-year-old toddler and weighs 34 pounds. How many grams of protein should she consume each day?
To avoid ________ contamination during pregnancy, fish consumption should not exceed 12 oz. a week.
Which of the following is NOT a maternal benefit of breastfeeding?
shortens the intervals between pregnancies
In today's society, prejudice toward overweight people still seems to be widely practiced and acceptable.
The fetal adaptation theory indicates that a fetus exposed to starvation or malnutrition goes into a survival mode. Which of the following is NOT a fetal physiological response in this situation?
The size and function of body organs, such as liver or kidneys, does not change.
Due to oxidative stress, older adults need to increase their consumption of both vitamin C and vitamin E.
The electrolyte imbalances that are often seen with eating disorders can result in
irregular heartbeat and heart failure.
Maintaining an energy-restricted diet that is high in nutrients requires significant planning and preparation of most of your own meals.
Good sources of the fatty acid ________ include fatty fish such as anchovies, mackerel, salmon, and sardines. (Be sure to write your answer as an abbreviation in all capital letters.)
A nonspecific marker of inflammation associated with cardiovascular disease is ________
C-reactive protein (CRP)
Obsessive-compulsive, perfectionist, socially inhibited, compliant, and emotionally restrained describe personality traits of ________
The key macronutrient for the development of the nervous system during the toddler and preschool years is ________.
Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding vitamin B12 during pregnancy?
The RDA for vitamin B12 doubles during pregnancy.
Which of the following BEST describes the "Milk Matters" campaign?
government campaign to encourage teens to consume more milk and dairy foods
The key to a successful Calorie Restricted diet is to
consume a low calorie, high nutrient-dense diet.
Inadequate intakes of ________ during pregnancy are associated with neural tube defects in the fetus.
Recommended weight gain during pregnancy is based on the ________
mother's weight before becoming pregnant.
The practice of drinking soft drinks and juices instead of milk is called the milk- ________ factor.
A fatal neural tube defect in which brain tissue is partially or fully absent is called ________.
Which of the following will NOT help establish healthful eating habits in toddlers?
Use food as a reward for healthful behaviors.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) currently recommend a reduction in dietary sodium intake to less than _______ mg per day.
The higher the body mass index is in childhood the greater the risk of developing insulin resistance in adulthood
Which isn't a reason infants are at higher risk of dehydration?
infants have kidneys that produce highly concentrated urine