Myth or Fact
Types of Fat
Added and Natural Sugars
Fast-food/Take-out

100

Whole grains are better for you than refined options
Fact

100

Name the 3 main types of fat

Unsaturated

Saturated

Trans fat

100

True or false:

Maple syrup is considered a "natural sugar."

False: although it is not processed like other refined sugars, it is not found naturally in foods and needs to be added during production

100

At McDonald's, a large fry has how many calories?

A. 430

B. 325

C. 510

C. 510 calories! You could create a meal at home with around the same amount.

200

A 3 oz. serving of protein can be measured by visualizing a deck of cards.
Fact

200

All of the following are examples of saturated fat, EXCEPT:

A. Butter

B. Red meat

C. Olives

C. Olives- contain monounsaturated fat (unsaturated)

200

According to the American Heart Association, what is the daily limit of added sugar for women and men? (tsp = teaspoons)

A. 6 tsp, 9 teaspoons

B. 13 tsp, 17 tsp

C. 16 tsp, 20 tsp

A. 6 tsp, 9 tsp

200

A classic chocolate frosted doughnut from Dunkin Donuts has how many calories?

A. 280

B. 620

C. 350

A. 280. However, it also has 7 grams of saturated fat! Choose the egg, ham and cheese on an English muffin for a similar calorie count

300

The average American has less than 3,000 mg of sodium (salt) a day.
Myth. The average American has more than 3,400 mg of sodium daily!

300

Why was "calories from fat" removed from the new food label?

A. Fat is not important for our bodies

B. Focus on quality, not quantity

C. Joe Biden asked for it to be removed

B. Focus on quality, not quantity

300

How many packaged products in the grocery store have some form of added sugar?

A. < 30%

B. >70%

C. 45%

B. > 70%!

300

Which has more carbohydrates: a blueberry muffin or a hot chocolate from Panera Bread?

Hot Chocolate has more with 85 g!

Blueberry Muffin- 70g

400

A whole apple and a glass of apple juice have the same nutritional value
Myth

400

List the two types of unsaturated fat, and provide one food source of each.

Monounsaturated: olive/canola/safflower oil, olives, avocado, peanut butter

Polyunsaturated: flax/chia/hemp seeds, fish, walnuts

400

Added sugar is considered "empty calories." What does this mean?

A. The calories empty from our body without being digested.

B. These foods are not a quality source of energy/ the only component is sugar.

C. These calories do not count towards our daily energy consumption.

B. These foods are not a quality source of energy/ the only component is sugar.

400

How much sodium is in a crispy chicken sandwich from Burger King?

A. 625 mg

B. 1080 mg

C. 780 mg

B. 1080 mg

500

A portion size is the same as a serving size.
Myth

500

List 2 functions that fat provides for our body (this does not include lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, or decreasing risk of heart disease and diabetes)

Any 2 of the following:

Provides insulation for body temperature

Increases absorption of vitamins

Provides a cushion for organs and sudden impact/shock

Is a source of energy/fuel/calories

500

Regarding body metabolism/ digestion, list the difference between natural and added sugar consumption.

The body digests natural sugars slower than added sugar as natural sugar containing foods contain other nutrients (fat, protein, fiber) that also need to be digested.



500

How many ounces are in a small beverage cup at most fast food locations? Is it the same as one serving size of soda?

A. 10 oz.

B. 12 oz.

C. 16 oz.

C. 16 oz.

No, this is double the serving size of soda!