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Energy food requirements quiz and answers

Energy requirements quiz

A quiz looking at energy requirements. Choose the right answer

1. Why is energy important?

  1. To keep the heart beating
  2. To maintain body temperature
  3. For muscle contraction
  4. All of the above

2. Which of the following provides 9 kcals (17 kJ) per gram? 

  1. Alcohol
  2. Fat
  3. Carbohydrate
  4. Protein

3. What percentage of energy is recommended to be provided by carbohydrate? 

  1. 15%
  2. 35%
  3. 50%
  4. 65%

4. True or false? The average energy requirements for older adults are less than for younger adults. 

  1. True
  2. False

5. Complete this equation. Total energy expenditure = 

  1. BMR x PAL
  2. BMR / PAL
  3. PAL / BMR
  4. 2 x BMR x PAL

6. Which of the following can mean energy requirements differ throughout life? 

  1. Body size
  2. Gender
  3. Level of activity
  4. All of the above

7. What is the daily physical activity recommendation for children aged 2-15 years?  

  1. At least 30 minutes
  2. At least 60 minutes
  3. At least 90 minutes
  4. At least 120 minutes

8. True or false? Average physical activity levels in the UK are higher than recommendations.

  1. True
  2. False

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