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Take the Nutrition Quiz to WIN

Take the Nutrition Quiz to WIN

March 3, 2017

Test your knowledge to WIN a FREE Nutrition Consultation (face to face or online) valued at $165 OR a 4 Week Personalized Strength or Running Training Program valued at $100!

Earlier this week I conducted a seminar titled “Nutrition for Optimal Health, Performance and Promoting Positive Body Image” for the whole of year 9 at Catholic Regional College, Caroline Springs.  As always it was a fun and rewarding experience and an opportunity I am so grateful to have.

To keep things engaging and to test their knowledge, we had a range of quizzes. Overall the girls did a great job but some questions got them thinking and/or were surprised by the correct answer.

I have decided to offer the opportunity to test your knowledge and get you thinking so have reproduced some of the questions we discussed below.

The first person to get all answers correct or who has the highest score will WIN a FREE Nutrition Consultation (face to face or online) valued at $165 OR a 4 Week Personalized Strength or Running Training Program valued at $100

Competition ends Monday 6th 7pm. Winner notified Tuesday 7th March 2017.

How to enter?

Please post your comments on the Facebook or Instagram post I comments section.



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Part 1: Multiple choice:

1. A low intake of which nutrient/s is linked to osteoporosis

a. Vitamin 
b. Iron
c. Folic Acid
d. Calcium
e. Calcium and vitamin D

2. Which of the following statements is true in regards to osteoporosis

a. 1/2 women and 1/3 men over 60 years in Australia will suffer an osteoporotic fracture
b.  More than half of Australian adults do not reach their calcium requirements
c.  Vitamin D deficiency is an emerging public health problem in Australia and can lead to bone pain and muscle weakness. It also increases the risk of osteoporosis, falls and fractures.
d.  All of the above

3. Which has the highest content of calcium?

a. 100g Rump Steak (lean)
b. 60g Broccoli
c. 100g spinach
d. 50g almonds
e. 250ml glass skim milk
f. 200g small tub plain yoghurt

4. What is Glycemic index?

a. A measure of how a carbohydrate food affects blood glucose levels
b. Measure of how fit we are
c. Measure of how quick we break down fats
d. Measure of how fast we burn energy

5. How many kilojoules are there in 1g of fat?

a. 34 kJ
b. 37 kJ
c. 420 kJ
d. 4.18 kJ

6. How many kilojoules are there in 1 g carbohydrate?

a. 17 kJ
b. 37kJ
c. 48kJ
d. 22 kJ

7. How many kilojoules in 1 g protein?

a. 17 kJ
b. 37 kJ
c. 48 kJ
d. 28 kJ

8. Which food has the highest protein content?

a. 600ml Bottle of Gatorade
b. 1 egg
c. 1 glass (250ml)  of low fat milk
d. 2 cups of broccoli

9. Someone can lose weight…

a. By only eating Tim Tams if their total energy intake less than their total energy requirements
b. By only eating Big Macs’s if their total energy intake is less than their total energy requirements
c. By cutting out dairy, grains, fruit and eating only raw vegetables made into a juice if total energy in take is less than their requirements
d. By meeting all of their food groups, but reducing whole grains from 7-5 and limiting ‘sometimes’ foods and enjoying being active on most days up to an hour.
e. All of the above

HINT:** weight loss doesn't always = HEALTHY

10. Which of the following statements is correct?

a. Approximately 15% of women will experience an eating disorder at some point during their life
b. 70% of adolescent girls have body dissatisfaction
c. Obesity in adolescents has increased by 75% in the past three decades
d. 1 in 5 people with obesity also present with disordered eating, mainly in the form of binge eating, but also evident in episodes of strict dieting and purging
e. All of the above

11. Well documented risk factors for developing an Eating Disorder include:

a. Dieting
b. Female 15-25 years of age
c. Pre – existing low self esteem, perfectionist personality
d. Exposure to intense competition (dancing, sport)
e. All of the above

11. Early detection and treatment of eating disorders (ED) is linked with higher and faster recovery rates. If you suspect, you or a friend may be showing signs of an ED how can you help?

a. Ignore it and it will probably go away
b. Reach your weight loss goal first or wait until you are “happy” and then get help
c. If under 18 years of age speak to a trusted adult (e.g. parent, teacher, Auntie etc.), who can connect you with the support you need (e.g. calling Eating Disorders Victoria, The Butterfly Foundation or a Dietitian or Psychologist who specializes in eating disorders and making an appointment)
d. If over 18, seek help from professionals and services listed above (“C”)
e. C and D

Part 2: Short Answer Questions:

  1. Name the 5 food groups
  2. What is a fad diet and what is a consequence of following one?
  3. What are some essential nutrients found in whole grains?
  4. What nutrient is higher for female adolescence?
  5. What are some health concerns of someone suffering an eating disorder?
  6. What advantage does one have that meets all their nutrition requirements versus one who fails to meet their requirements?