Using MyPlate for Healthy Eating

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What is required to be labeled on every packaged food according to the FDA regulations?

Net weight of the food product

What is one of the requirements for health claims made about a food product or its nutrients?

They must be science-based and accurate

Which nutrient information must be included on food labels since the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990?

Total kilocalories

Which factor is NOT considered when determining the uniform serving sizes among similar products?

Vitamin content

Which information should be listed on a food label in descending order by weight?

Ingredients list

What criteria must be met for a food product to make health claims according to FDA regulations?

Science-based and accurate claims

What is the recommended daily amount of servings from the grains group for a moderately active female needing 2,000 kcal daily?

6 servings

According to MyPlate recommendations, what should you do with your plate in terms of fruits and vegetables?

Fill half the plate with fruits and vegetables

What is the recommended amount of fat-free or low-fat milk and yogurt for a moderately active female needing 2,000 kcal daily?

2 cups

Which of the following is NOT a part of the MyPlate recommendations for a healthy daily diet?

Consume high-fat dairy products

What impact does eating breakfast have on total kilocalorie intake in a day?

Decreases kilocalorie intake

What is the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR)?

The amount of a nutrient projected to meet the needs of 50% of healthy Americans by age and gender

What does MyPlate recommend about protein food choices?

Vary your protein food choices

What is the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)?

A recommendation for each nutrient that should meet the needs of nearly all (97 to 98%) of individuals in a specific gender and age group

Why might an Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) not be established for a nutrient?

There is insufficient research to develop an appropriate measurement for that nutrient

How do Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) compare to Estimated Average Requirements (EARs)?

RDAs are higher than EARs and aim to meet the needs of nearly all individuals

What does Adequate Intakes (AI) represent?

An estimate based on the judgment of FNB members for maintaining good health

Why are Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) not available for all nutrients?

Insufficient data or research availability

What is the difference between portion and serving size?

Portion is the amount eaten in one sitting, serving size is the standard amount of food.

How have increased portion sizes contributed to health issues?

Increased kcal intake, weight gain, and risk of developing diseases.

Which type of foods are considered low-energy-dense?

Foods low in fat and high in nutrient content.

What does 'nutrient dense' mean?

High in nutrients and low in kilocalories.

Why are low-energy-dense foods beneficial?

They require smaller portions for the same number of kilocalories.

How do nutrient-dense foods compare to low-energy-dense foods?

Nutrient-dense foods provide more nutrients per kilocalorie than low-energy-dense foods.

What does the Daily Value (DV) indicate about a food product?

The food is considered high in nutrient if DV is greater than 20%

Which nutrients do not have a Daily Value (DV) specified on the nutrition fact panel?

Trans fat, sugars, and protein

What does the FDA regulate on all packaged foods?

Nutrition content claims

Which statement accurately describes the purpose of label claims on food products?

To reveal potential health benefits

What are the current types of health claims allowed by the FDA on food labels?

Nutrient content claims, health claims, structure/function claims

What information do some Nutrient Facts Panels provide at the bottom for 2,000 and 2,500 kilocalorie diets?

Summary of Daily Values (DVs)

Learn how to plan a healthy daily diet using MyPlate recommendations, including servings from different food groups and portion sizes. Understand the guidelines for a moderately active female with a daily caloric intake of 2,000 kcal.

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