Nutrition and Diet Therapy: Self-Instructional Approaches, Fifth Edition
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End of Chapter Test Questions

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1:  Food fads are likely to develop in response to all of these except
A: the striving of aging persons to regain their youth.
B: different physiological requirements in certain individuals.
C: peer group pressure on teenagers for social acceptance.
D: the struggle of obese persons to lose weight.

2:  The healthy body requires:
A: specific foods to control specific functions.
B: certain food combinations to achieve specific physiological effects.
C: natural foods to prevent disease.
D: specific nutrients in a number of different foods to perform specific body functions.

3:  Which of the following foods carries the most feminine symbolism?
A: meat
B: peaches
C: cheese
D: bread

4:  Food habits in a given culture are largely based on all of these factors except:
A: food availability and agricultural development.
B: genetic group differences in food tastes that lead to development of likes and dislikes.
C: food economics, market practices, and food distribution.
D: lifestyles and value systems.

5:  Which principle(s) should guide the health worker in helping patients with different cultural food habits meet their nutritional needs?
A: Learn as much as possible about the person's cultural habits related to nutrition and health.
B: Encourage traditional practices that are beneficial.
C: Do not interfere with practices that are harmless.
D: Try to overcome harmful practices by persuasion and demonstration.
E: all of the above

6:  Common nutritional problems among the many cultures in the United States include:
A: obesity.
B: iron-deficiency anemia.
C: calcium deficiency.
D: all of the above

7:  Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) deficiency among the lower economic classes is not due to:
A: dislike of citrus fruits.
B: inability to digest foods containing vitamin C.
C: ignorance of the daily need for vitamin C.
D: lack of funds to purchase citrus fruits.
E: any of the above.

8:  Some diseases that are directly linked to eating patterns in the United States include:
A: heart disease.
B: high blood pressure.
C: cancer
D: diabetes
E: all of the above

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