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Nutrition Quiz

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The theme of this year’s Poshan Pakhwada 2023 is “Nutrition for All: Together Towards a Healthy India”. With the declaration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, this year the focus of Poshan Pakhwada will be to popularise ‘Shree Anna’- the mother of all grains, as a valuable asset to address malnutrition.

#1. All calories beyond what the body needs is stored as fat.

Some calories are stored in the body as muscle fuel. It is less likely to be stored as fat if you exercise and use up fuel.

#2. Citrus fruits are an excellent source of _______?

#3. Which of the following minerals helps build strong teeth and bones?

#4. Lentils are a good source of protein. True or false?

#5. Carbohydrates are more fattening than fats and protein.

Carbohydrates and protein have the same number of calories per gram (4); fats have twice as many (9).

#6. What is the body's main source of energy?

#7. Which of the following are needed to build, repair and maintain body tissue?

#8. A calorie is a unit of measurement used to measure what?

#9. Which of the following BMI categories is considered as normal weight?

#10. If you eat enough calories, you are sure to get enough vitamins and minerals.

You can get plenty of calories from foods such as sweets which many not have many of the vitamins and minerals needed for good health.

#11. What does fiber help to prevent?

#12. Which fruit is high in potassium?

#13. Which vitamin may help to shorten the duration of colds?

#14. A variety of foods from all the groups in the Food Pyramid is a good way to ensure a well-balanced diet.

#15. Which fat is the "healthy" fat?

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