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Energy-Yielding Nutrients: Carbohydrates, Fat & Protein

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Which of the following is NOT a nutrient, but provides the body with empty calories?

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1. If the word calorie is spelled with a capital C, then it indicates that it is _____.

2. If your lunch meal had 14 grams of fat, how many Calories of your meal came from fat?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing our gaze on what puts fuel in our tanks, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the types of energy-yielding nutrients. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding that which can provide the body calories but is not a nutrient as well as knowing the difference between a Calorie and a calorie.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Substance with calories but no nutrients
  • What a Calorie is
  • Calories from fat
  • Great source of immediate energy
  • Last choice for energy in the body

Skills Practiced

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

  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Calorie and calorie
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding a great source of immediate energy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Calories from fat

Additional Learning

To learn more about what's best for our bodies, review the corresponding lesson on the Types of Energy-Yielding Nutrients. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what a calorie is
  • Understand the nutrients in foods that provide calories
  • Identify the three types of energy-yielding nutrients for our bodies
  • Describe the difference between a calorie and a Calorie
  • Appreciate the type of substance that is not a nutrient but still has calories
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