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.

20. _____ You decide to have a glass of milk along with shrimp, fruit salad, baked beans, and spinach salad. Which basic food group is missing from your plate?

  1. a. vegetables
  2. b. fruits
  3. c. grains
  4. d. protein foods

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Healthy dietary patterns include all kinds of food items from each of the basic food groups. No specific foods or food preparation techniques are removed from the regime. Healthy dietary patterns include all the plant-food based items and a regular diet, which include vegetables, fruits, dried beans, fish and seafood, low-fat dairy products, poultry and lean meats, nuts, seeds, and all kind of whole grains product. The dietary pattern also contains trans-fat, added sugars, and salt.


Reason for the correct answer:

Option c. is given as “grains.”

The HEI (Healthy Eating Index) tells about the dietary chart of a person’s intake. It is based on the ten dietary components that include the important basic food groups controlled by the Dietary Guidelines which are recommended to the people. The given components are scores that help in meeting the recommended standards of a diet. Hence, option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answer:

Option a. is given as “vegetables.”

The basic food plate contains vegetables, fruits, protein, and minerals. Therefore, according to the question, baked beans and spinach salad are already present in the plate...

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