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Quizzes

Nutrition Quiz

Answer the following questions and check Yes or No to find out how healthy your diet is.

1. Yes   No   I eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
2. Yes   No   I eat at least 3 servings of whole grains every day.
3. Yes   No   I drink low fat or fat free milk and eat low fat or fat free yogurt.
4. Yes   No   I rarely eat high-fat meat like bacon, hot dogs, sausage, steak, or ground beef.
5. Yes    No   I hardly ever add high fat condiments like, butter, margarine, sour cream, or mayonnaise to the foods I eat.
6. Yes   No   I eat fried foods less than twice a week.
7. Yes   No   I rarely eat high-fat baked goods such as pies, cakes, cookies, sweet rolls, and doughnuts.

How many times did you answer yes?

6 - 7 = Congratulations! You make healthy diet choices on a regular basis. Keep up the good habits and find ways to continue eating healthy. Also look for areas in which you could continue to improve.

3 - 5 = Half way there! Look at your No answers to help you decide which areas of your diet need improvement. Set goals to help you make changes in these areas.

0 - 2 = Health alert! Your diet is probably too high in fat and too low in plant foods. Look at your eating habits and find areas you are ready to work on. Go to the Healthy Hints section to get ideas.

Do you really need to eat healthy?

What is your health risk right now? To find out more about why you should aim for a healthy weight and assessing your risk visit: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/patmats.htm

Tools and Resources

What do these nutrition labels mean?
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodlab.html

What is a serving size? http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Resources/Nibbles/servingsize_poster.pdf

Portion Control
Eating Less of the Food You Love - an article by UVM Nutritionist Linda Berlin

Portion Distortion Quiz
How have portion sizes changed in the last decade? Check out this quiz online:
http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/portion/

How many calories are in your lunch? Add it up:
http://www.caloriescount.org/cgi-bin/calorie_calculator.cgi

BMI Calculator
Every body is different and weight is not the only measurement for health. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that can be used for both adult men and women. Try out this calculator to find out what is a healthy weight for you.
http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

Information about the Food Stamp Program- www.vermontfoodhelp.com

Women, Infants, and Children- Learn about the Vermont WIC program and see if you are eligible. WIC in Vermont - Vermont Department of Health

Fruits and Veggies More Matters!- www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org

State Nutrition Action Plan Partners

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