Healthy Diet Planning Guidelines: Nutrients & Food Groups


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Why is it important to follow a healthy eating plan?

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1. Why does the government recommend that you 'make half your grains whole'?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the five recommended food groups?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Checking out how to find a proper balance in your diet, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of guidelines for healthy diet planning. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the benefits of following a healthy eating plan as well as knowing the recommendations from the USDA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Benefits of a healthy eating plan
  • Name of the USDA recommendations
  • Five recommended food groups
  • Percent of food from grains
  • Characteristics of MyPlate

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related guidelines for a healthy diet lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of MyPlate and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the name of the USDA recommendations

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to give your body what it needs, review the corresponding lesson Healthy Diet Planning Guidelines: Nutrients & Food Groups. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand how eating healthy can benefit you
  • Identify who teamed up to develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Describe the purpose of the guidelines
  • Know each of the five food groups and their suggested servings
  • Appreciate how MyPlate can be used to keep track of your eating habits