Simmons College Nutrition Website

Nutrition Quiz: Test Your Nutrition Knowledge

1. How many calories a day does a twenty year old woman who is 5'4" and 120 pounds and does not exercise regularly need to maintain her weight?

a. 1200
b. 1400
c. 1600
d. 2000

2. Which of the following has more calories?

a. Chicken Caesar Salad with Caesar dressing from Au Bon Pain
b. Quarter Pounder with Cheese from McDonalds

3. True or False: Cottage cheese is not a particularly good source of calcium.


4. True or False: Carbohydrates have more calories per gram than protein.


5. True or False: Butter and margarine have about the same number of calories.


6. Which of the following oils are high in saturated "bad" fat?

a. Olive Oil
b. Palm Oil/Coconut Oil
c. Peanut Oil
d. Canola Oil

7. Your total calories from fat intake should be less than:

a. 5 percent
b. 20 percent
c. 35 percent
d. 50 percent

8. True or False: Too much stress can cause weight gain.


9. Too much sodium in your diet can cause which of the following:

a. Increased blood pressure
b. Increased blood volume causing your heart to work harder
c. Retention of fluid
d. All of the above

10. True or False: Canned or frozen fruits and vegetables contain fewer nutrients than the fresh fruits and vegetables.


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