Food Pyramid Quiz

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What is a food pyramid and what does it represent?

A food pyramid is a representation of the optimal number of servings to be eaten each day from each of the basic food groups.

When and where was the first food pyramid published?

The first food pyramid was published in Sweden in 1974.

What was the name of the pyramid introduced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1992?

The pyramid introduced in 1992 was called the 'Food Guide Pyramid' or 'Eating Right Pyramid'.

What replaced the 'MyPyramid' in 2011?

'MyPlate' replaced 'MyPyramid' in 2011.

Who developed the idea of 'basic foods' and 'supplemental foods' in Sweden?

Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare developed the idea of 'basic foods' and 'supplemental foods'.

What is sports nutrition?

Sports nutrition is the study and practice of nutrition and diet with regards to improving athletic performance.

What are the two types of sports training regimens where nutrition is important?

Strength sports (such as weightlifting and bodybuilding) and endurance sports (e.g. cycling, running, swimming, rowing).

What does sports nutrition focus its studies on?

Sports nutrition focuses its studies on the type and quantity of fluids and food taken by an athlete.

What are some examples of nutrients that sports nutrition deals with?

Sports nutrition deals with the consumption of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, supplements, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

What are some factors that may affect an athlete's nutritional needs?

Factors that may affect an athlete's nutritional needs include type of activity (aerobic vs. anaerobic), gender, weight, height, body mass index, and workout or activity stage.

Study Notes

Food Pyramid

  • A food pyramid is a nutritional guide that represents the optimal number of servings to be consumed each day from each food group.

History of Food Pyramid

  • The first food pyramid was published in Sweden in 1974.
  • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) introduced its own pyramid, the "Food Guide Pyramid," in 1992.
  • In 2011, the USDA replaced the "MyPyramid" with the "ChooseMyPlate" campaign.

Sports Nutrition

  • Sports nutrition is the study of nutrition and its effects on athletic performance.
  • There are two main types of sports training regimens where nutrition is important: endurance training and resistance training.
  • Sports nutrition focuses on the optimal intake of nutrients to enhance athletic performance and recovery.
  • Nutrients studied in sports nutrition include carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Factors that may affect an athlete's nutritional needs include age, sex, body composition, climate, and intensity and duration of exercise.

Test your knowledge of food pyramids with this quiz! Learn about the history and evolution of food pyramids, including the different versions introduced by various countries. Find out how well you understand the recommended servings from each food group.

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