This continuing education quiz is all about nutrition. Have you ever wondered why retailers put those pesky numbered stickers—also known as product lookup codes (PLU)—on fresh fruits and vegetables? This quiz will decode the digits so you can decide which fruits and veggies to purchase. Read about the keys to your health, ocean sustainability and the definition of a fishmonger. Learn how food journals can help women lose weight and the two new anti-obesity drugs just approved by the FDA. Get a great recipe for health, Sassy Sea Kelp, Noodle Salad With Peanut-Red Pepper Dressing, and get the answer to the question of the month, “Is trans fat still bad if it comes from natural sources?” Learn how to help clients make healthier choices when dining out and how to navigate restaurant menus. Take the quiz and give food some thought!
After reading these articles, you should be able to:
- Discuss the research studies and findings described in the Food for Thought section.
- Contrast trends in nutrition and caloric values of restaurant meals versus home-cooked foods in America.
- Describe several practical strategies for choosing lower-calorie, healthier meals when dining out.
- Identify common “red-flag” menu terms that indicate high-fat and high-sodium food content.