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Boston Children’s fit kit knowledge check
Nutrition

 

Now that you’ve read about the different types of nutrients in food — carbohydrate, protein, and fat — it’s time to see what you learned!

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Pizza
In what group does pizza belong? High-glycemic carb
Protein
Fat
Correct! Pizza has a lot of bread that can put you on a blood sugar roller coaster. For a healthier version, use a cauliflower crust and add low-glycemic veggies like peppers, broccoli, or mushrooms.
Nice try. It’s true that cheese is a protein, but pizza has a lot of bread that can put you on a blood sugar roller coaster. So it’s considered a high-glycemic carb.
Nice try. Pepperoni is a fat, but pizza has a lot of bread that can put you on a blood sugar roller coaster. So it’s considered a high-glycemic carb.
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Chicken
In what food group does chicken belong? Low-glycemic carb
Fat
Protein
Nice try. Grilled chicken is a protein. Put it in a whole-grain tortilla along with some veggies or beans, and hummus, and you’ll have a balanced lunch that will keep you going for several hours.
Nice try. Grilled chicken is a protein. Put it in a whole-grain tortilla along with some veggies or beans, and hummus, and you’ll have a balanced lunch that will keep you going for several hours.
Correct! Grilled chicken is a protein. Put it in a whole-grain tortilla along with some veggies or beans, and hummus, and you’ll have a balanced lunch that will keep you going for several hours.
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Celery
In what group does celery belong? High-glycemic carb
Low-glycemic carb
Fat
Nice try. Celery is a low-glycemic carb – it has very little sugar and does not put you on the blood sugar roller coaster. Combine it with a healthy fat like peanut butter to feel full longer.
Correct! Celery has very little sugar and does not put you on the blood sugar roller coaster. Combine it with a healthy fat like peanut butter to feel full longer.
Nice try. Celery is a low-glycemic carb – it has very little sugar and does not put you on the blood sugar roller coaster. Combine it with a healthy fat like peanut butter to feel full longer.
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White potato
In what group does white potato belong? High-glycemic carb
Moderate-glycemic carb
Low-glycemic carb
Correct! Even though it’s a vegetable, white potato is digested quickly and will put you on a blood sugar roller coaster. Cauliflower, a low-glycemic carb, or sweet potato, a colorful moderate-glycemic carb, are better choices.
Nice try. Even though it’s a vegetable, white potato is digested quickly and will put you on a blood sugar roller coaster. Cauliflower, a low-glycemic carb, or sweet potato, a colorful moderate-glycemic carb, are better choices.
Nice try. Even though it’s a vegetable, white potato will put you on a blood sugar roller coaster. Cauliflower, a low-glycemic carb, or sweet potato, a colorful moderate-glycemic carb, are better choices.
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Guacamole
In what group does guacamole belong? High-glycemic carb
Protein
Fat
Nice try. Guacamole is made with avocado, which is a fruit containing healthy fat. Who needs chips? Serve it with sliced peppers, snap peas, or cucumber wedges for a balanced snack.
Nice try. Guacamole is made with avocado, which is a fruit containing healthy fat. Who needs chips? Serve it with sliced peppers, snap peas, or cucumber wedges for a balanced snack.
Correct! Guacamole is made with avocado, which is a fruit containing healthy fat. Who needs chips? Serve it with sliced peppers, snap peas, or cucumber wedges for a balanced snack.
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Congratulations

“Think 1-2-3-+” when building a balanced meal:

  1. vegetables and/or fruits (like broccoli and strawberries)
  2. protein (like fish)
  3. beans, starchy vegetable (like sweet potato), or whole grain
    + healthy fat (like olive oil drizzled on vegetables)
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