The American Diet: Characteristics, Food Habits & Guidelines

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Which one of the following is a characteristic of the American diet?

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1. If your BMI is 26 how is your body weight status categorized?

2. Fast food meals tend to lack vitamins and minerals, but are high in sodium and trans fats. What kind of food is this considered to be?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of how BMI ties in with weight status and the goals of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Calorie imbalance
  • BMI
  • Foods that lack vitamins but are high in sodium and trans fats
  • Constipation-fighting nutrient
  • Goals of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related American diet lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding how calorie imbalance and foods lacking in nutrients can cause poor health in Americans
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the goals of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson called The American Diet: Characteristics, Food Habits & Guidelines. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what calorie imbalance is and how it can lead to issues such as obesity
  • Review the BMI tool and learn what the acronym stands for
  • Recall how nutrient-poor foods can lead to less than optimal health
  • Understand the effects of eating too few nutrient-dense foods
  • Learn about the goals of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
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