Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333



Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
Textbook Problem

Questions 18–20 refer to the following case scenario:

Assume you are attending a family picnic and are staring at a table full of food. Your choices from the table are: fried chicken, cold-cut platter (bologna, salami), whole grain rolls, shrimp, jello, spinach salad, fruit salad, baked beans, potato chips, zucchini squash, cake, and low-fat milk.

______ From the food options available, which three foods would you put on your plate if you wanted to consume the basic foods?

  1. a. fried chicken, fruit salad, and baked beans
  2. b. zucchini squash, jello, and baked beans
  3. c. spinach salad, cold cuts, and shrimp
  4. d. spinach salad, zucchini squash, and shrimp

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The basic food group contains food that provides nutrients essential for life and growth. It is also known as everyday food. Each food group provides required nutrients and all these nutrients have different roles in body function.


Reason for the correct answer:

Option d. is given as “spinach salad, zucchini squash, and shrimp”

From the given choices, the spinach salad, zucchini squash, and shrimp are put on a plate if a person wants to eat basic foods. According to the Healthy Eating Index (HEI), the grains, fruits, vegetables, proteins, and dairy foods are included in the basic food. Spinach salad, zucchini squash, and shrimps have high nutritional value and thus, they are healthy food choices to consume.

Hence, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as “fried chicken, fruit salad, and baked beans”.

Among these three options, fruit salad and baked beans come under basic foods while fried chicken does not come under the basic food...

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