Determining Your Nutritional Needs


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A college student has recently begun cooking for herself and researching for information on how to prepare healthy meals that complete her nutrient needs. Why is the dietary reference intake a good source for her to consult?

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1. What is the difference between information found on a food label and DRIs?

2. The nutritional needs of 97-98% of the population are described by what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It is important to understand you body's nutritional needs. Familiarize yourself with methods used to measure these requirements and which resources exist to aid in this process with this quiz/worksheet combination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be tested on key concepts presented in the lesson, including:

  • Terminology associated with nutritional values
  • Details about specific reference values

Skills Practiced

These resources offer practice in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related nutritional needs lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Dietary Reference Intakes
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) and Adequate Intake (AI)
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific nutritional reference values

Additional Learning

This lesson, along with its companion quiz and worksheet, contains the following goals:

  • Explore the key vocabulary linked with nutritional values
  • Explain the relationship between DRIs and Daily Value (DV)
  • Familiarize learner with USDA's food and nutrition center