Quiz: What do you know about fats?



Posted on June 20, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 20 at 10:55 AM

Take this quiz and find out the answers by watching the video.

Americans typically eat what percentage of their recommended intake of vegetables?

  • About 30%
  • About 40%
  • About 50%
  • About 60%

Green peas are an example of a lean protein that can replace meat in your diet.

  • True
  • False

Which of the following is a whole grain?

  • Popcorn
  • Couscous
  • Multigrain bread
  • Corn tortilla

What food is the largest single source of saturated fat in the American diet?

  • Pizza
  • Burgers
  • Cheese
  • Dairy desserts

What type of food is the biggest single source of sodium in the American diet?

  • Chicken dishes
  • Pizza
  • Yeast breads
  • Pasta and pasta dishes

Where do Americans get the most added sugar in their diet?

  • Grain-based desserts (cakes, cookies, and pies)
  • Dairy desserts
  • Soda, energy and sports drinks
  • Candy

Which of these fatty foods is healthiest for cooking?

  • Butter
  • Canola oil
  • Margarine
  • Lard

It is a good idea to replace some of your moderate physical activity with high-intensity physical activity.

  • True
  • False

Which of these is a good strategy to decrease the amount of food you eat at a party?

  • Plan a big meal after the party
  • Go to fewer parties
  • Get away from the food table before starting a conversation
  • Insist on bringing your own food to parties

To prevent disease, the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or nonfat dairy products. The guidelines also emphasize balancing the food you eat with your activity to maintain your weight, drinking alcohol in moderation, if at all, and limiting foods high in salt, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and added sugar.

These guidelines, developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are updated every 5 years to promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.