A Little on Nutrition
This "quiz" resource highlights some facts about nutrition.
(See if you can answer these T/F Questions then check the answers below)
**On-line Module Quiz**
- T/F Nine out of 10 college women attempt to control their weight.
- What is the difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating?
- T/F Media messages about body shape and size are close reflections to reality and can be used as healthy goals to achieve?
- T/F The amount of fruit you need to eat depends on age, sex, and level of physical activity.
- What are discretionary calories?
- T/F The faster you lose weight, the more likely you’ll gain it back.
- T/F BMI is a perfect guide to accessing one’s overall health.
**Answers to Quiz:**
- True: Routines, levels of independence changes, loneliness, depression, sleep disorders, and peer pressure to look good and fit in are all reasons why college women attempt to control their weight.
- Disordered eating—troublesome eating behaviors which occur less frequently or less severe than those required to meet full criteria for diagnosis of eating disorder. Examples: changes in eating due to stress, illness, personal appearance, and prep for an athletic competition.
- False: Can you think of examples in the media that portray unhealthy body image ideals? – Magazines, pencil thin models,
- True: What are some ways or tips to help you include more fruit in your diet? Example: pack an apple in your school bag.
- Discretionary calories—extra calories on top of “essential” calories you have that may be consumed. Examples: foods containing solid fats or added sugars, salad dressing, butter, syrup, alcohol, candy.
- True: Why do experts recommend a goal of 1-2 pounds of weight loss a week?
- False: Why not? What is the point of BMI then? BMI is the Body Mass Index, which is a test that will tell you your fat free mass vs. fat mass. It’s a rough estimate that gives you an idea of your body fat percentage. Some people that may skew the results are men who are body builders, or very lean athletes.