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Know Your Food

This quiz is for the common American, or Americans seeking education on the issues of our food system/society today.

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  1. The Federal School Lunch Program spends how much per student's daily lunch?

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    $2.32
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    $4.85
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    $0.75
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    The Federal School Lunch reimbursement is $2.32 per meal. Approximately 95 cents is spent on food and 97 cents on labor.

  2. 6.5 million children live in food deserts.

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    True
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    False
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    According to the American Nutrition Association, “food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers”.

  3. How many estimated annual hospitalizations are caused by food-borne agents?

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    9,907
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    264,001
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    800,587
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    127,839
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    In America, the extimated annual number of haspitalizations (According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is 127,839. That is roughly 1 in 6 Americans.

  4. 150 people die annually from allergic reactions to food.

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    False
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    True
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    In America, 30,000 people require emergency room treatment and 150 individuals die every year because of allergic reactions to food.

  5. After checking the food label, what percentage of Americans age 18-29 would still buy foods that they know are unhealthy for them?

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    30%
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    53%
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    60%
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    85%
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    60 percent of Americans age 18-29 said they would still buy foods that are bad for them even after checking the food label. Older adults are more likely to pay attention to the food label, because they prioritize health rather than pleasure.

  6. In 1992, the U.S. imported more fish than it exported?

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    True
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    False
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    In 1992, the U.S. imported approximately 201 million fish (valued at $44.7 million).

  7. Where is the serving size found on a package of food?

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    Ingredients List
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    Under the Expiration Date
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    % Daily Value Section
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    Top of the Nutritional Facts
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    The serving size is very important when determining healthy food. Food producers may reduce the serving size to make the food look like it has fewer calories or less of an ingredient.

  8. Of the food listed, which are the 8 food allergens identified by the law in America? Mark all that apply.

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    Eggs, crustacean shellfish, apples, corn, avocados, wheat, bananas, and soybeans.
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    Milk, fish, tree nuts, tomatoes, carrots, wheat, chocolate.
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    Milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans.
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    While more than 160 foods can cause allergic reactions in people with food allergies, the law identifies the eight most common allergenic foods. These foods account for 90 percent of food allergic reactions, and are the food sources from which is many other ingredients are derived. These eight foods are milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans.

  9. How far away from a grocery store does one have to live in order to be considered to live in a food desert?

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    1 mile
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    10 miles
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    30 miles
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    .5 mile
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    In order for an area to be considered a food desert the American Nutrition Association says that at least 33% of the population must be located more than one mile from a large grocery store.

  10. If a food product is advertised as "Fat Free" it means it is healthy.

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    True
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    False
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    Consumers should pay close attention to the marketing claims on packages. A common misleading label is when something says it is “Fat Free”, this usually means it’s been replaced with something else like refined sugar.

  11. What percentage Americans eat the amount of recommended daily fruit?

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    50%
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    25%
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    90%
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    In a study conducted by the National Cancer Institute, the average American consumption of fruit was expressed. “75 percent of the population had intakes below the minimum recommendation for their sex-age group” (Usual Dietary Intakes).

  12. Going on diets every so often is the best way to stay healthy.

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    False
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    True
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    Instant gratification diets are designed for the dieter to fail. They are only a temporary fix to a lifestyle problem. “At least one-third to two-thirds of people on diets regain more weight than they lost within four or five years, and the true number may well be significantly higher” (Dieting Does Not Work). People are looking for a solution that is superficial and not long changing.

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