How Nutrition Savvy Are You?

Here are some tips for healthy eating. Take this MedicineNet Nutrition Savvy Quiz and test your healthy knowledge. Just click on either True or False after each question to find the correct answer.
  1. "Sodium Free" means 35 mg. sodium or less in a serving. True or False


  2. "Lean" foods means less than 95 mg cholesterol in a serving. True or False


  3. "Calorie Free" means less than 5 calories in a serving. True or False


  4. "Fat-free" labeling on a package means less than 1/2 gram fat in a serving. True or False


  5. Cholesterol free: Less than 2 milligrams (mg) cholesterol in a serving. True or False


  6. When grocery shopping, start in the frozen food section. True or False


  7. Typical restaurant servings are often three times the size of a single serving. True or False


  8. All cuts with the name "loin" or "round" are lean. True or False


Answers to the Healthy Eating I.Q. Quiz

1. "Sodium Free" means 35 mg. sodium or less in a serving. True

Sodium free: Less than 5 mg sodium in a serving.
Low sodium: 140 mg sodium or less in a serving.
Very low sodium: 35 mg sodium or less in a serving




2. "Lean" foods means less than 95 mg cholesterol in a serving. True

Lean--Less than 10 grams fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat, and less than 95 mg cholesterol in a serving.
Extra lean--Less than 5 grams fat, less than 2 grams saturated fat, and less than 95 mg cholesterol in a serving.

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3. "Calorie Free" means less than 5 calories in a serving. True

Calorie free: Less than 5 calories in a serving.
Low calorie: 40 calories or less in a serving.

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4. "Fat-free" labeling on a package means less than 1/2 gram fat in a serving. True

Fat free: Less than 1/2 gram fat in a serving.
Low fat: 3 grams total fat or less in a serving.

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5. Cholesterol free: Less than 2 milligrams (mg) cholesterol in a serving. True

Cholesterol free: Less than 2 milligrams (mg) cholesterol in a serving; saturated fat content must be 2 grams or less in a serving.
Low cholesterol: 20 mg cholesterol or less in a serving; saturated fat content must be 2 grams or less in a serving.

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6. When grocery shopping, start in the frozen food section. False

When you go grocery shopping, hit the produce section first. Then keep bowls of fruit on the kitchen table and counter. 

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7. Typical restaurant servings are often three times the size of a single serving. False

Typical restaurant servings are often twice the size of a single serving.

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8. All cuts with the name "loin" or "round" are lean. True

All cuts with the name "loin" or "round" are lean, so if you like to eat meat, there's no reason you have to give it up. But you can help reduce fat by choosing the leanest cuts such as beef round, loin, sirloin, pork loin chops, turkey, chicken, and roasts.

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So, how did you do?

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This information has been provided with the kind permission of the Centers for Disease Control. and Prevention:  http://www.cdc.gov
Last Editorial Review: 6/26/2002




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