1. An index of a person's weight in relation to height is called
body mass index.
height to weight index.
ideal body weight index.
desirable body weight index.
1. Which of the following is NOT one of the six classes of nut
A health magazine contacted you for your expert opinion on what measure best describes the amounts
of nutrients that should be consumed by the population. Your reply should be: The Recommended
Dietary Allowances because they represent the average daily am
A child known to be allergic to peanuts who begins to show signs such as difficulty breathing,
swelling of the tongue, and severe abdominal discomfort is most likely in immediate need of a
life-saving injection of
According to the American Ac
A person who is edentulous has
A principal reason that congregate meals are preferable to Meals on Wheels is thatthere are more
social benefits to congregate meals.
Studies of adults show that longevity is related, in part, to all of the followi
All of the following are features of older pregnant women in comparison with younger pregnant women
EXCEPT maternal mortality rates are lower.
As a means to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in newborn infants, grain products are fortified with
Goiter is caused primarily by a deficiency of
Deficiency of which of the following minerals is associated with retarded growth and sexual development
All of the following factors are known to enhance the absorption of iron EXCEPT
A person's highest bone density is achieved by around age (years) 30.
All of the following are mild symptoms of dehydration EXCEPT spastic muscles.
All of the following dietary substances are known to adversely affect calcium balance EXCEPT
lactose in the
A child with bowed legs is likely deficient in vitamin
Greg says that he usually eats 1 medium carrot every day to ensure that he's consuming enough vitamin
A. Today he said he didn't eat any carrots and is worried that there is not enough vitamin A in
A person who shuns dairy and spends most of her time indoors would likely benefit from a supplement
A vitamin supplement labeled as "high potency" contains an amount that is
100% or more of the
A similar type of anemia is produc
Which of the following is NOT considered to be a source of high-quality protein in
What is the amino acid pool?
A mix of essential and nonessential amino acids derived from protein breakdown and
dietary protein intake
What is the RDA
A health magazine contacted you for your expert opinion on what measure best
describes the amounts of nutrients that should be consumed by the population. Your
reply should be:
The Recommended Dietary Allowances because they represent the average daily am
Which of the following foods' kcalories would be considered as part of one's
discretionary kcalorie allowance?
According to nutrition labeling laws, the amounts of what two vitamins must be listed
on the package label as a percent Daily Value?
A food that represents a visible fat would be
What is the highest total blood cholesterol concentration (mg/dL) that falls within
the desirable range?
Which of the following is NOT a common dietary source of trans fats?
What type of
A high risk of weight-related health problems is seen in women whose waist
circumference begins to exceed
If a dancer and a typist are the same height and have the exact same body build, the
dancer will be heavier because she has
more muscle ma
A typical cell contains "powerhouses," which is another name for the
After the first day or so of fasting, which of the following is most depleted in the
An aerobic reaction is one that requires
Binge drinking is defin
Which of the following blood glucose concentrations (mg/dL) is most consistent with
In general, modifying a diet that by substituting complex carbohydrates for pure
sugars results in a diet that is higher in
When blood glucose conc
A popular eating plan that promises quick weight loss is known as a(n)
According to body mass index values, what fraction of the U.S. adult population is
considered overweight or obese?
Adverse effects on organs such as the liver from the pr
The Heimlich maneuver may be helpful in conditions associated with
In what population group are choking and vomiting most serious?
Jim went for his annual medical check-up and was diagnosed with heartburn. Which
of the following actions i
Case Study 17A: Malnutrition in an Elderly Male
Roy is an 89-year-old retired pastor who was married for 60 years before the death of his wife 6 months
ago. He now lives alone, close to his daughter and her family, in a high rise for low-income elderly
Case Study 12A: Fluid and Calcium for a Young Athlete
Michael is a 17-year-old high school football player who has recently been doing "two a day" practices in
preparation for the upcoming season. He is in good physical condition at 70 inches and 165 poun
Case Study 13A: Trace Mineral Deficiencies
Belinda is a 10-year-old elementary school student who has come in for a physical examination. She is 55
inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. Her doctor calculates her BMI at 27.9 (98th percentile for her age).
Case Study 15A: Weight Status and Pregnancy
Sadie is a 37-year-old teacher in her 20th week of pregnancy. She is 68 inches tall and weighs 195
pounds. Her pre-pregnancy weight was 180 pounds. She gained 50 pounds with her first pregnancy two
years ago. He
Case Study 16A: Childhood Obesity
Ryan is a 6-year-old elementary school student. At his last well child exam, his measured height was 46
inches and his weight was 60 pounds. His pediatrician is concerned that Ryan has gained an excessive
amount of weight
Case Study 2A: DASH on the Menu at a Quick-Serve Restaurant
Charles C. is a 65-year-old executive who is very overweight and has recently been diagnosed with high
blood pressure. He has just completed a class on the principles of the DASH (Dietary Approac
Case Study 2B: Planning a Healthy Diet
In her book, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, author Barbara Ehrenreich wanted to
understand how a single mother might manage to live on low wages after the welfare reform bill was
passed in 1996. Eh
Case Study 3A: Managing GI Discomfort
Andria Treat is a 68-year-old woman in reasonably good health. She is 64 inches tall and weighs 180
pounds. She takes a daily multi-vitamin supplement and over-the-counter antacids for heartburn. Her
usual diet includ
Case Study 3b: Distressed Digestion
This is Tyler's freshman year in college and he has been earning very good grades and performing well in
his part-time job. However, Tyler's eating habits have been poor and he has gained a few pounds, and his
Case Study 5B: Not Too Much and Not Too Little: Understanding Fats in Foods
Jenny and Travis are four months into their freshman year of college. The two have been friends since
grade school, and find a great deal of comfort in being able to get together
Case Study 7A: Excessive Alcohol Use
Steve Q. is a 52-year-old male with a family history of alcoholism. He is 73 inches tall and weighs 238
pounds, with much of his excess weight around his middle. He considers himself a social drinker,
although he has h
Case Study 4B: Simple Sugar and Complex Carbohydrate
Clara is an African American college student. She is 64 inches and weighs 170 lbs. Clara's entire family is
overweight and her father was diagnosed with diabetes last month. Her uncle has been suffering