What is a Balanced Diet? - Definition, Plans & Examples


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Josh is getting ready to make dinner. Looking back on his diet for the day, he realizes he ate a lot of carbohydrates already and not enough protein. Which of the following meals would be best for Josh to balance out his diet for the day?

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1. Lisa is trying to straighten out her diet. To start, she reviews what she ate the day before. She had cereal and fruit for breakfast, a granola bar for a snack, pasta for lunch, and pasta with breadsticks again for dinner. Which of the following nutrients should Lisa eat less of to have a more balanced diet?

2. Which of the following are NOT true about a balanced diet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Go through the quiz and worksheet to quickly find out how much you know about balanced diets. The meaning of this diet and ways to achieve it are topics you'll see on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials help you see what you know about:

  • A source of protein
  • Foods that should be included in a balanced diet
  • A nutrient to use in moderation

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about important components of a balanced diet
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on balanced diet plans
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of a balanced diet

Additional Learning

What is a Balanced Diet? - Definition, Plans & Examples is a lesson you can use any time to review more about:

  • Why balanced diets are important
  • Nutrients recommended by the FDA
  • Balanced diet meal plans