What Are Empty Calories? - Definition & Foods


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Which of the following statements is true of empty-calorie foods?

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1. Which of the following contains SOME empty calories?

2. Which of the following statements is NOT true of added sugars?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you gauge your understanding of empty calories. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definition and major sources of empty calories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on various aspects of empty calories, including:

  • The definition of empty calories
  • Examples of types of food that contain empty calories
  • The six essential nutrients

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on empty calories
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as essential and non-essential nutrients
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most common foods that contain empty calories

Additional Learning

To learn more about the empty calories, review the accompanying lesson called What Are Empty Calories? - Definition & Foods. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define key terms, such as nutrient-dense foods and solid fats
  • Learn the recommended daily intake of empty calories
  • Learn the major sources of empty calories