Nutrition 1
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100

Which item provides the most nutrients and energy for the body?  Is it a stick of gum, water, pasta, or a piece of cake?  Why?

Pasta provides the most nutrients and energy for the body.  It is a food unlike water.  It has more nutrients and calories than gum.  It has more nutrients than a piece of cake.

100

Are vitamin C and calcium considered food?  Why or why not?

No. They are considered vitamins and minerals and therefore not food because they do not have calories or supply energy.

100

Jayden feels tired after running.  What can Jayden do to regain his energy?

Jayden needs to eat food to gain calories which contain energy.

100

What are 3 actions will help a student maintain a healthy body?  

Getting enough sleep nightly, playing at least one hour each day, and eating the right amounts of foods with good nutrients daily.

100

How is protein used by the human body?


Protein is used to repair cells.

200

What 2 criteria have to be met for an item to be considered a food?

A food must have calories which gives you energy and it must help rebuild cells meaning it has nutrients.

200

How does exercise affect the body?

Exercise improves your lung capacity.    

200

Which foods are a good source of potassium?  

Bananas, potatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and cucumbers are good sources of potassium.

200

What do the B Vitamins do for the body?  

B vitamins help release energy in the body.

200

What does potassium do for the body?

Potassium helps muscles work properly.  It can also reduce cramps in your legs.

300

Why is it important to eat foods that contain Vitamin C? (Hint: 2 things)

Vitamin C helps the body heal and absorb iron.

300

How does calcium keep a person healthy?

It is a mineral used by the body to build bones.

300

Which foods are a good source of calcium?  

Dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt are high in calcium.  Also, seafood, leafy greens and dried fruit are high in calcium.

300

Why is playing basketball better for physical fitness than playing video games?  

Playing basketball helps you burn more calories and gets your body moving while video games do not.

300

What food is a great source of potassium?

bananas

400

Why is it important to eat foods that contain Vitamin D?

Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium.

400

Which has no nutritional value and would be classified as a non-food item?  Is it salt, potato skins, oranges, or oats?

Salt is a non-food item because it has no nutritional value and is a mineral.

400

Which substances exchanged between plants and animals are necessary for both to absorb and release energy?  

Carbon dioxide and oxygen are exchanged between plants and animals which allow them both to absorb and release energy.

400

Where does a food chain get its energy?

A food chain first gets it energy from the sun.

400

Why do we need iron?

We need iron to help transport oxygen in our blood.

500

What are some foods that are a good source of iron?  

Beef, shellfish, spinach, sweet potatoes, and beans are a good source of iron. 

500

Why is exercise important in maintaining the human body? (Hint: 2 items)

It improves health and reduces the risk of disease.

500

Why is meat considered a food?

­Meat contains proteins needed for growth and repair of cells, plus it has calories and supplies energy.

500

Which non-food item do all plants require for survival?

All plants require the sun to provide their energy which allows them to survive.

500

When is your test?

Tomorrow!
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