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Study Guide Answers

1.     The U.S. Department of ________________________ developed a Food Guide Pyramid to explain what "nutritious" means.
     Agriculture
2.     List the five food groups that are included in the Food Guide Pyramid.
     dairy, meat, vegetable, fruit, & grain
3.     What foods are at the top of the pyramid?
     oils, fats, & sweets
4.     What groups are on the second level from the top?
     meat & dairy
5.     What groups are on the third level from the top?
     vegetables and fruits
6.     What group is at the base of the pyramid?
     grains
7.     Fats and sugars supply _____________________ , but little or no vitamins or minerals.
     calories
8.     Are animal foods higher or lower in fat than plant foods?
     higher
9.     Calories are a measure used to calculate the ____________________ that your body can obtain from foods.
     energy
10.     Calories in excess are stored in the body as _________________ .
     fat
11.     The intake of fat should be limited to ________________ percent of the caloric intake.
     30
12.     What three types of fat are found in foods?
     saturated, mono-unsaturated, polyunsaturated
13.     ______________________ fat should be limited to about one-third of the total fat intake.
     Saturated
14.     Most of the fat intake should be chosen from mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and oils. True or false?
     true
15.     Different vegetables provide different nutrients, so a variety should be eaten. True or false?
     true
16.     Foods in the ___________________ group are a good source of energy and are very low in fat.
     grain
17.     ______________________ has been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers.
     Obesity
18.     As long as you maintain a healthy weight, it is not important to maintain your body shape. True or false?
     false
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