How to Create a Healthy Eating Plan


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Which of the following is a good first step when creating a healthy eating plan?

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1. Which of the following best defines Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)?

2. The six accepted diet-planning principles offer advice on the amount of nutrients a person needs to maintain their health. What is the principle of nutrient density?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set help you gauge your understanding of creating a healthy eating plan. You will need to be familiar with topics such as Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) and the 6 Accepted Diet-Planning Principles in order to successfully pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of these topics:

  • Steps of creating a healthy eating plan
  • Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
  • The 6 Accepted Diet-Planning Principles
  • Characteristics of a healthy eating plan
  • The five food groups

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills while you complete the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the steps to creating a healthy eating plan from the related lesson
  • Making connections - understand how using a food journal allows you to track what you eat before you create a healthy eating plan
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding the importance of Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) and the 6 Accepted Diet-Planning Principles

Additional Learning

To learn more about creating a healthy eating plan, check out the related lesson on the topic. That lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the role of each step you take toward creating a healthy eating plan
  • Define Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) and Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Understand each of the 6 Accepted Diet-Planning Principles
  • Recognize how food guides divide foods into food groups