The quizzes we create at Food and Health are as useful as they are versatile, and today I'd like to introduce a brand-new addition to our repertoire -- a MyPlate vegetable quiz!
This quiz is a fantastic way to teach your clients about the MyPlate vegetable food group. It has information on serving sizes, health benefits, nutrients, preparation, and much more. I've added a little preview below, and, if you like what you see, keep scrolling until you find the free PDF edition of this quiz.
MyPlate Vegetable Quiz:
2. True or false? Most adults need between 2 and 3 cup servings of vegetables per day.
3. Which of the following counts as a cup serving of vegetables?
a) 1 large sweet potato
b) 1 cup of bell pepper slices
c) 2 cups of raw leafy greens
d) All of the above
4. Many vegetables are high in fiber. Which of the following is not a health benefit associated with dietary fiber?
a) Better red blood cell formation
b) Reduction of cholesterol levels
c) Lower risk of heart disease
d) Improved bowel function
5. Fill in the blank: People who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of _____.
a) Improved health
b) Some chronic diseases
d) Losing their groove
1. b) Beans
Because of their amazing fiber and potassium content, beans and peas are members of the vegetable group. They also have so much plant protein that they qualify as part of the protein group too.
Visit www.choosemyplate.gov for a personalized recommendation of how many vegetables to eat daily.
3. d) All of the above
Each of these foods counts as a cup serving of vegetables.
4. a) Better red blood cell formation
According to MyPlate, “Dietary fiber from vegetables, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function.” Improved red blood cell formation is a benefit associated with folate, which is present in many vegetables as well.
5. b) Some chronic diseases
MyPlate asserts “People who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.”
And, as promised, here is a free copy of the MyPlate Vegetable Quiz!
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.