Health & Nutrition
Question 1 of 20
Which of the following statements is NOT true about nutritional needs of toddlers?
A. Toddlers need the same variety in their diets as adults.
B. There is no longer an important role for breast-feeding in the toddler years.
C. In general, children’s appetite should dictate portion size.
D. As the amount of solid food eaten increases and begins to provide more of the nutrient needs of the toddler, the role of milk in the diet decreases.
Question 2 of 20
With regard to the timing of school lunch in primary schools, children who eat lunch:
A. after recess eat better and waste less food.
B. before recess utilize calories more efficiently.
C. after recess eat less and nap less.
D. before recess have less risk for obesity.
Question 3 of 20
All infants who are breast-fed must receive supplements for which of the following?
A. Vitamin D
B. Vitamin B-12
Question 4 of 20
Children who skip breakfast:
A. are likely to consume insufficient calories and are often underweight.
B. miss out on consuming key vitamins and minerals and are at increased risk of obesity.
C. are able to concentrate better in school.
D. have improved speed and memory in cognitive tests.
Question 5 of 20
Which of the following is NOT a phase of menu planning?
A. Establish broad program nutrition goals
B. Develop calorie ranges for each menu item
C. Understand child nutrition and food program requirements
D. Adapt menus to support special dietary needs or food preferences
Question 6 of 20
When introducing new fruits and vegetables in preschool:
A. serve them frequently because it can take up to 15 to 20 exposures before children accept new food.
B. serve them individually at first, rather than combining in soups or fruit salads.
C. avoid offering dips.
D. serve fresh fruits as opposed to frozen or canned.
Question 7 of 20
A positive eating environment includes:
A. established routines.
B. caregivers encourage children to eat more.
C. serving the children just the right portion of food.
D. restricting the amount of talk after the food is served.
Question 8 of 20
Which of the following is NOT true when storing breast milk?
A. Breast milk can be stored in the refrigerator for 48 hours.
B. Breast milk in soiled containers should not be accepted.
C. Breast milk that remains in a bottle after feeding must be stored within one hour.
D. Breast milk can be stored in the freezer at 0 degrees for up to 3 months.
Question 9 of 20
It is important for teachers to be aware of the symptoms of anaphylaxis because it is a(n):
A. easily triggered allergy reaction.
B. life-threatening allergy reaction.
C. delayed allergy reaction.
D. overlooked allergy reaction.
Question 10 of 20
Which of the following statements BEST describes toddler appetites compared to infant appetites?
A. Toddler appetites become more sporadic compared to infant appetites.
B. Toddler appetites become more ravenous compared to infant appetites.
C. Toddler appetites are less selective compared to infant appetites.
D. Toddler appetites are similar to infant appetites.
Question 11 of 20
Children should receive whole milk until age two for all of the following reasons EXCEPT the:
A. fat and cholesterol in whole milk may support neurological development.
B. fat in whole milk aids in vitamin A and D absorption.
C. fat content helps support weight gain and growth.
D. added protein content helps with developing bones.
Question 12 of 20
For-profit child care programs may be eligible to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) if:
A. the child care program requests to participate.
B. 25% of the children qualify for free or reduced-priced meals or subsidized child care.
C. 25% of the children are special needs.
D. at least 51% of families request it.
Question 13 of 20
A teacher who uses lessons that focus on integrating healthy eating and physical activity with math and language arts is doing which of the following?
A. Supporting an integrated approach to learning
B. Short cutting the nutrition curriculum
C. Placing math and language arts above health and nutrition lessons
D. Teaching nationally mandated curriculum
Question 14 of 20
Strategies to overcome neophobia include all of the following, EXCEPT:
A. exposing children to a variety of new food early.
B. explaining that everyone must try one bite.
C. providing ample exposure to new foods.
D. offering new foods along with foods toddlers already like.
Question 15 of 20
The National Association for the Education of Young Children recommends that foods brought in from home to be shared with other children must consist of:
A. whole fruits or commercially prepared packaged foods.
B. foods that are in a commercial package only.
C. home-baked items if they are stored and prepared properly.
D. Home prepared foods that include a recipe or a list of ingredients.
Question 16 of 20
Which of the following meal services allow children to be involved in the process?
Question 17 of 20
Adding infant cereal to formula or breast milk in the bottle will NOT:
A. increase a baby’s likelihood to sleep through the night.
B. increase the risk of acquiring allergies.
C. throw off the balance of nutrients in formula or breast milk.
D. put the baby at risk for obesity.
Question 18 of 20
What can a teacher do to help a child overcome neophobia?
A. Eliminate rejected foods
B. Expose rejected foods repeatedly
C. Offer new foods separate from foods he or she already likes
D. Eliminate familiar foods
Question 19 of 20
The best way to determine if selective eating is creating a significant nutritional problem is to do which of the following?
A. Assess the child’s growth patterns using a growth chart.
B. Compare toddler’s daily intake with the CACFP toddler intake recommendations.
C. Observe activity level and sleep patterns.
D. Record all foods and amounts that a toddler eats.
Question 20 of 20
Which of the following is true about feeding infants?
A. Infants should be fed on demand.
B. A feeding schedule should be imposed.
C. Put infants in a crib with a bottle to help them fall asleep.
D. Propping a baby with a bottle is sometimes appropriate.