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Grade 8 English
4.14 Healthy Eating

Directions: The following questions have been designed to test and improve your knowledge of the topic of healthy eating. Answer these questions and verify your answers. Then, write an essay on whether you think the government should regulate the type of food that is served in fast food restaurants.

Reference: MyPyramid.gov

Q 1: If grains contain endosperm as well as bran and germ, they are called
whole grains
refined grains
pure grains

Q 2: In 2005, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a completely new food pyramid called My Pyramid. Along with the food groups, it emphasizes _____.
phsyical activity
higher education
creative activities

Q 3: Wheat, rice, and maize are examples of the food group ____.
fruits
grains
vegetables

Q 4: In general, healthy eating means
avoidance of food contaminants
balance of major nutrients
all of these
increased consumption of specific vitamins or other micronutrients

Q 5: It is widely accepted that one should eat more of _____ than ______.
candy & sweets, fruits
grains, meat
meat, vegetables

Q 6: A recent health campaign by the American government has attempted to impress the need to eat lots of fruit and vegetables using the slogan ______.
''2 a day''
''1 a day''
''5 a day''

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