The Impact of Diet on Pulmonary Disease


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This is a progressive disease that interferes with airflow making it difficult to breath.

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1. A person with COPD may find it easier to breathe if they follow this recommendation.

2. Which type of fat would be the best choice for a person with COPD?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A healthy diet is important for people suffering from pulmonary disease, and this quiz and worksheet pairing will assess your knowledge of the symbiotic relationship between pulmonary disease and a nutritious diet. The questions will test your understanding of dietary recommendations for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be assessed on:

  • Types of healthy fats
  • Dietary recommendations for people with COPD
  • A nutrient that supports muscles needed for respiration

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and assessment both help students develop the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the relationship between pulmonary disease and nutrition
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about specific dietary recommendations for people with COPD in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the different types of natural and man-made fats found in foods
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding COPD and nutritional recommendations

Additional Learning

Use the accompanying lesson entitled The Impact of Diet on Pulmonary Disease to learn more about nutritional recommendations for people with COPD. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Define COPD and identify symptoms of COPD
  • Learn about the importance of complex carbohydrates for people with COPD
  • Differentiate between healthy fats and unhealthy fats
  • Identify protein-rich foods that are recommended for people with COPD
  • Understand the importance of water in the diet