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The process by which the body takes in and uses food is:
a) nutrition
b) hunger
c) appetite
d) calories

Units of heat that measure the energy used by the body and the energy that foods supply to the body are:
a) appetite
b) hunger
c) nutrients
d) calories

Substances your body needs to grow, repair and supply you with energy are:
a) appetite
b) hunger
c) fiber
d) nutrients

Hunger is:
a) a natural, physical drive that protects you from starvation.
b) a desire to eat, rather than a need to eat.
c) an indigestible complex carbohydrate.
d) the starches and sugars present in food.

A desire to eat rather than a need to eat.
a) hunger
b) carbohydrates
c) appetite
d) fiber

Which of the following may influence a teen's food choices?
a) family, friends, peers
b) emotions
c) culture or ethnic background
d) all of the above

The starches and sugars present in foods are known as:
a) fiber
b) proteins
c) carbohydrates
d) fats

Fiber is an indigestible complex carbohydrate found where?
a) in proteins
b) in fats
c) in fruits and vegetables
d) none of the above

Nutrients that help build and maintain body cells and tissues are:
a) fiber
b) carbohydrates
c) proteins
d) fats

Simple carbohydrates are:
a) fats
b) sugars
c) proteins
d) fiber

Complex carbohydrates contain starches found in:
a) donuts
b) chocolate
c) whole grains, seeds, nuts, beans and potatoes.
d) animal products

Complete proteins contain all required amino acids, examples of complete proteins are:
a) fish
b) meat
c) poultry
d) all of the above

Incomplete proteins:
a) have all required amino acids
b) are found in plant products such as beans, peas, nuts
c) are found in chicken, meat and fish products
d) none of the above

Saturated fats are solid at room temperature and include:
a) animal fats and tropical oils
b) vegetable oils
c) fiber
d) proteins

Unsaturated fats are usually liquid at room temperature and:
a) are good for you.
b) are bad for you in large quantities.
c) should never be eaten
d) increase high blood pressure

Cholesterol is:
a) waxy, fat like substance that circulates in the blood.
b) found in vegetables
c) found in fruits
d) a mineral

Compounds that help regulate many vital body processes, including the digestion, absorption and metabolism of other nutrients.
a) fiber
b) cholesterol
c) minerals
d) vitamins

Substances that the body cannot manufacture but that are needed for forming healthy bones and teeth and for regulating many vital processes.
a) vitamins
b) minerals
c) proteins
d) carbohydrates

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