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A Little on Nutrition

This "quiz" resource highlights some facts about nutrition.

(See if you can answer these T/F Questions then check the answers below)

On-line Module Quiz

1. T/F Nine out of 10 college women attempt to control their weight.

True:  Routines, levels of independence changes, loneliness, depression, sleep disorders, and peer pressure to look good and fit in are all reasons why college women attempt to control their weight.

2. What is the difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating?

Disordered eating—troublesome eating behaviors which occur less frequently or less severe than those required to meet full criteria for diagnosis of eating disorder.  Examples: changes in eating due to stress, illness, personal appearance, and prep for an athletic competition.

3. T/F Media messages about body shape and size are close reflections to reality and can be used as healthy goals to achieve?

False:  Can you think of examples in the media that portray unhealthy body image ideals? – Magazines, pencil thin models, etc.

4. T/F The amount of fruit you need to eat depends on age, sex, and level of physical activity.

True:  What are some ways or tips to help you include more fruit in your diet?  Example: pack an apple in your school bag.

5. What are discretionary calories?

Discretionary calories—extra calories on top of “essential” calories you have that may be consumed.  Examples:  foods containing solid fats or added sugars, salad dressing, butter, syrup, alcohol, candy.

6. T/F The faster you lose weight, the more likely you’ll gain it back.

True: Why do experts recommend a goal of 1-2 pounds of weight loss a week?

7. T/F BMI is a perfect guide to accessing one’s overall health.
False: Why not?  What is the point of BMI then? BMI is the Body Mass Index, which is a test that will tell you your fat free mass vs. fat mass. It’s a rough estimate that gives you an idea of your body fat percentage. Some people that may skew the results are men who are body builders, or very lean athletes.