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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


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Grade 8 English
4.14 Healthy Eating

Q 1: Which of these is NOT a vegetable?
potato
fish
spinach
carrot

Q 2: 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''

Q 3: In general, healthy eating means
balance of major nutrients
increased consumption of specific vitamins or other micronutrients
avoidance of food contaminants
all of these

Q 4: 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 _____.
creative activities
higher education
phsyical activity

Q 5: Wheat, rice, and maize are examples of the food group ____.
fruits
grains
vegetables

Q 6: 'Orthorexia nervosa' means
abnormal weight gain
an obsession with healthy eating
voluntary starvation

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