What are Therapeutic Foods?


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This is directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of many children living in impoverished areas of the world.

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1. Which of the following describes therapeutic foods?

2. This type of therapeutic food requires no cooking and does not need to be mixed with water.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Therapeutic foods provide calories and nutrients in easily accessible packaging, and this quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge about therapeutic foods and how they can be used. The questions will ask you about therapeutic foods as well as test your understanding of why therapeutic foods are important.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be assessed on:

  • The benefits of therapeutic foods
  • A type of therapeutic food that requires no cooking or water
  • Causes of death of children living in impoverished areas

Skills Practiced

You will be assessed on the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about poor nutrition and therapeutic foods from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about childhood malnutrition in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the usefulness of therapeutic foods
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about therapeutic foods that require no cooking or water before eating

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this subject by reviewing the accompanying lesson entitled What Are Therapeutic Foods? The lesson meets the following learning objectives:

  • Learn where childhood malnutrition is a serious problem
  • Identify a type of therapeutic food that provides carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals
  • Understand practical advantages to therapeutic foods that do not need to be cooked or mixed with water