QUIZ: Test Your Healthy Eating Knowledge

Where are You in Your Healthy Eating Journey?

A healthy diet is a serious undertaking and it can be hard to know how to start (or maintain) good eating habits. This combination trivia and personality quiz will help you establish a baseline of where you are and, more importantly, where you need to go.

If you could describe your relationship to food in one word, what would it be?

1. Curious
2. Annoying
3. Wonderful
4. Toxic
5. Powerful
6. Ambivalent

What are the three types of carbohydrates?

1. Sugars, starches, and fiber
2. Fiber, sugars, and gluten
3. Gluten, starches, and sugars
4. Starches, fiber, and gluten

According to the American Diabetes Association, how much of your daily meals should be made of non-starchy vegetables?

1. 1/3
2. 1/2
3. 3/4
4. 1/4

Do you eat a lot of whole foods (e.g. fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, beans and lentils, lean meats)?

1. Yes, but only because I have to.
2. Yes, and I love them!
3. No, but not for any reason in particular.
4. I ate a *whole* pint of ice cream yesterday, does that count?
5. I don't really think about it.
6. No, but for a reason (I don't know how to cook, I don't have time/money, I depend on others for food)

What do you normally get when you go out to eat?

1. Depends on how I'm feeling.
2. Something deep-friend and delicious.
3. Just give me the dessert menu.
4. I'm a soup-and-salad kind of person.
5. I like to try new things when I go out.

What do you consider to be the most important thing to eat more of when trying to eat healthy?

1. Protein.
2. Water.
3. Low-fat or fat-free foods.
4. Aren't you supposed to eat LESS to eat healthy??
5. Fruits and vegetables.

How often should you eat dessert?

1. Whenever you want, but in small amounts.
2. Once or twice a week I guess?
4. Every day, but only "good" desserts like fruit
5. Life's too short to turn down dessert.

What's your opinion on "cheat" meals?

1. You're only hurting yourself when you eat cheat meals.
2. How can you cheat on your food? It's just food.
3. I never feel like I have to eat cheat meals.
4. Is it still cheating if that's just what you eat every day?
5. They're... bad, right?

Do you keep a food diary?

1. Yes, but only because I feel like I should.
2. Yes! It gives me a chance to reflect on what I eat.
3. No, tracking my food doesn't do much for me.
4. I didn't think eating required paperwork.
5. I used to but I gave it up.

Final question: Do you eat breakfast?

1. I'd rather save the calories for lunch.
2. Not unless it came from a drive-thru.
3. No, I'm not usually hungry in the morning.
4. Every day, whether I'm hungry or not.
5. I eat something if I'm hungry but I don't beat myself up if I'm not.

All 10 questions completed!

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