Thursday, March 7, 2013

How Does Your Plate Rate?

Are you "eating right?" How much do you know about nutrition? 

As part of National Nutrition Month (NNM), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has made available some fun and informative quizzes in which you can test yourself! 

I highly recommend two, both available here:

  • The Rate Your Plate quiz
  • The Fact or Fiction quiz

Test your eating habits against MyPlate by taking the "Rate Your Plate" quiz. Follow the link, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Rate Your Plate" icon. It's a simple 10-question quiz that will give you more information about how you're doing and what you can change to make your diet healthier. 

Next take the "Fact or Fiction" quiz, also found by following the link then scrolling to the bottom of the page. It's a great way to determine if some common nutrition statements are really true. Get to the bottom of it and find out if you're on the right track!

A healthy diet includes a variety of foods from the different food groups pictured on MyPlate. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans include recommendations on how many servings from each of these groups we need daily to meet our bodies' nutrition needs. These guidelines are generally appropriate for everyone. If you have been given specific dietary guidelines from your doctor or dietitian, you should follow those. If you would like to find out what your personal diet goals should be, visit RDbyyourside Nutrition or to find a dietitian near you.

To read more about National Nutrition Month click here.