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Step By Step: Kids Trimming Down

Step By Step: Kids Trimming Down



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Question 1

Being sedentary in childhood can lead to the inability to perform certain physical functions later in life.Boy with soccer ball


Question 2

Structured exercise burns more calories than playing a game of "tag."

Question 3

Genetics determines skin thickness and where fat tissue is stored.


Question 4

Toned muscles burn calories even when a child is not moving.


Question 5

It's best to start intense training for children as young as possible.



Question 6

Which of the following are symptoms of dysfunctional eating?

Skipping meals
Thinking about food more than 25% of the time
Feeling irritable
All of the above

Question 7

A child’s self-image can affect his or her weight.


Question 8

Which of the following is not an example of a healthy eating practice?

Eating only at the dinner table
Feeling hungry when you awake
Walking around with drinks or food
Eating fast food once every two weeks
Drinking water when thirsty

Question 9

How you eat can be as important as what you eat. Which of the following rules can aid in keeping you at your proper weight?

Eat slowly
Leave serving bowls in the kitchen
Put your fork down after every bite
Chew fifteen to thirty times per bite
Drink a large glass of water before each meal
All of the above

Question 10

Which of the following steps should parents take to encourage children to have healthy attitudes about their bodies?

Don’t tie acceptance to your children's appearance
Help prepare children for what body changes to expect at adolescence
Encourage children to ignore body shape as an indicator of value
Discuss TV images of males and females presented
All of the above


Question 11

The majority of young people who are diagnosed as diabetic are also overweight.


Question 12

Which of the following is not a health problem associated with childhood obesity.Doctor's bag and stethoscope

Higher blood pressure
Menstrual irregularity
Lower cholesterol

Question 13

Adolescents who are overweight have a 20% chance of persisting into adulthood.

Question 14

The Surgeon General predicts that the preventable morbidity and mortality associated with obesity exceeds those associated with cigarette smoking.


Question 15

Which of the following factors have contributed to childhood obesity?

Entertainment such as TV, videos and computer games
Decrease in children walking to school
Having a TV in the bedroom
Changes in requirements for schools' PE programs
All of the above


Question 16

According to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, how many servings from the "Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta" group are recommended daily?

One serving
Three serving
Six serving
Twelve serving

Question 17

Which of the following foods is the single largest source of sugars in an American child's diet?

Ice cream
Soft drinks
Chocolate milk

Question 18

What is the best and simplest way to lose weight?Kid running.

Reduce the amount of fats, oils and sweets in your diet and increase your physical activity
Reduce the amount of milk, yogurt and cheese in your diet and increase your physical activity
Reduce the amount of meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts in your diet and increase your physical activity
None of the above

Question 19

The Food Guide Pyramid suggests 2-3 servings from the "Milk, Yogurt and Cheese" group. Which of the following counts as one serving?

1 cup of milk or yogurt
1 ½ ounces of natural cheese
2 ounces of process cheese
all of the above

Question 20

One pound of body fat is equal to how many calories?


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