Healthy Eating with Fruits & Veggies


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This quick quiz from “Food and Health” is a fun way to test your healthy eating know-how when it comes to these jewels of the summer.

Test Your Knowledge

1. How many cups of fruits and
veggies should most adults
consume per day according to
a) 1-2
b) 2-3
c) 3.5 to 6.5

2. Gina is making a salad. On her
plate she puts: 2 cups dark
green lettuce, 1/2 cup diced
cucumber and 1/2 cup diced
tomato. How many cups of
vegetables will she eat according
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3

3. Eric eats a bowl of oatmeal
with a sliced banana. Then he
enjoys 1 cup of orange juice.
How many cups of fruit did he
eat for breakfast?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3

4. One of these snacks has 51
calories; the other has 162
calories. Which is which?
a) 1 ounce potato chips ___
b) 1 fresh orange, peeled ___

5. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables
each day will help protect
you from which of the following
chronic diseases?
a) heart disease
b) diabetes
c) some forms of cancer
d) hypertension
e) stroke
f) all of the above

6. What is in fruits and vegetables
that make them so beneficial
to your health?
a) vitamins
b) minerals
c) fiber
d) phytochemicals
e) all of the above

7. Which of the following forms
of fruits and vegetables does
NOT provide fiber?
a) frozen
b) canned
c) dried
d) juice

8. If you are purchasing canned
or frozen fruits and vegetables,
you should check the label
and ingredient list to avoid
a) fat
b) sodium
c) sugar
d) all of the above

9. Where should most fruits and
vegetables be stored?
a) freezer
b) dark, cool place
c) refrigerator
d) counter

10. To avoid nutrient loss, which
of the following cooking
methods is best for vegetables?

a) steaming in a little water
b) frying in a lot of oil
c) boiling in a lot of water

1. c) 3.5 to 6.5 cups per day
2. d) 2 (the 2 cups of lettuce
counts as 1 cup of veggies.
3. b) 2
4. a) has 162 calories and b) has
51 calories – note how you
get to eat a lot more food
with the orange versus the
potato chips and for far fewer
calories, too!
5. f) all of the above
6. e) all of the above
7. d) juice (this refers to commercially
prepared juices without
the pulp)
8. d) all of the above. Canned
or frozen fruits and vegetables
can be very nutritious and
excellent choices to boost your
fruit and vegetable consumption,
but you have to beware of
added fat, sugar and sodium.
9. c) refrigerator – with the
exception of bananas and tomatoes.
10. a) steaming in a little water
©Communicating Food for Health

Happy healthy living this summer!

4 responses to “Healthy Eating with Fruits & Veggies”

  1. What an interesting post! I know I flubbed a few questions. Thanks for bringing us back to the basics of good eats.

  2. MizFit says:

    loved this as well and, to my shock :), did well.

    gonna link to it tomorrow in my link love friday.


  3. MizFit says:

    linked you today (6.13).

    my readers are shocked at all they didnt know 🙂

    thanks again for the quiz.

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