Simple & Complex Carbohydrates: Dietary Needs


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Fiber is a type of:

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1. Glucose is a type of:

2. Table sugar is a type of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many different types of carbohydrates and this quiz/worksheet pairing will help assess your comprehension of the vocabulary used when discussing carbohydrates. Some vocabulary terms you will be tested on include fiber, glucose, table sugar, and calories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked to identify the meaning and descriptions of:

  • Fiber
  • Glucose
  • Table sugar
  • Carbohydrate
  • Calorie

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and short exam helps students test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on simple and complex carbohydrates in the diet
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about simple/complex carbohydrates and calories in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding calories, nutrients, and carbohydrates and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the distinction between fiber, glucose, and table sugar as saccharides

Additional Learning

To discover more about the inclusion of sugars in various food products, check out the accompanying lesson titled Simple & Complex Carbohydrates: Dietary Needs. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define healthy dietary practices
  • Understand the purpose of nutrients and calories
  • Differentiate between the different types of carbohydrates
  • Know the importance of complex carbohydrates in a healthy diet
  • Understand how many carbohydrates should be included in healthy diet