Understanding Nutrition Midterm Quiz & Answer Key

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Text: Understanding Nutrition: 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th ed. Whitney/Rolfes.

Course Description and Content: Incorporates principles of human nutrition, essential nutrients, nutritional needs of different age groups, and nutrition research. Focuses on the relationship between nutrition, physical fitness, lifestyle, and health, with supporting emphases on consumer awareness, evaluation of nutrition information, eating disorders, and the importance of a balanced, varied diet.

Course Learning Objectives: In Nutrition, we explore the ever-evolving science of nutrition. Human nutrition is influenced by endogenous and exogenous factors. We will discuss related topics such as stress, environment, food processing, digestion, safety, and the role of nutrition and phytochemicals in disease prevention. We’ll look into fundamentals of macronutrient and micronutrient nutrition and optimal nutrition from a functional and clinical perspective. An emphasis will be placed on ways to maintain enduring health for yourselves and loved ones.

The midterm and final will be worth 25% of the grade each. Clinical Rounds is worth 10% of grade. Assignments and participation will account for the remaining 40% of one’s grade.


Select (1) answer from each of the below questions. Print out this sheet and bring answers to class on Tuesday for our midterm review. Please note that the midterm exam will contain 2 matching sections, mostly concerning digestive anatomy and function.

1) What is the term that defines foods that contain non-nutrient substances whose known actions in the body is to promote well-being to a greater extent than that contributed by the food’s nutrients? a.fortified foods

b.enriched foods
c.functional foods
d.health enhancing foods

2) Which of the following is an organic nutrient?

3) Which of the following cannot be “fattening” to the body? a.alcohol
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