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Think you know how to feed yourself? Prove it.
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Eating: It’s easy as pie, right? The 50 million Americans who endure food poisoning every year – and the 30 percent of Americans who are trying to lose weight – may think otherwise. Are you any good at feeding yourself?

True or false: Eating organically grown foods is no better for you than eating conventionally-grown foods.

  • true
  • false

What's the difference between dicing and mincing?

  • Mincing is precise, while dicing only requires a rough chop.
  • the way you hold the knife
  • about one-eight to one-quarter inch

How big is a serving size of cheese?

  • the size of a tennis ball
  • the size of the palm of your hand
  • the size of your thumb

How big is a serving size of fruit?

  • the size of a tennis ball
  • the size of the palm of your hand
  • the size of your thumb

True or false: If your dropped cookie didn't touch the floor for more than three seconds, it's still good.

  • true
  • false

How long can your leftovers safely sit out before it's no longer a good idea to eat them?

  • about an hour
  • no more than two hours
  • overnight

How cold should you keep your refrigerator?

  • between 45 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 and 12.8 degrees Celsius)
  • 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4.4 degrees Celsius) or colder
  • below 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-17.8 degrees Celsius)

What is the temperature range known as the danger zone?

  • 0 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit (-17.8 to 4.4 degrees Celsius)
  • 40 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (4.4 to 60 degrees Celsius)
  • 80 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit (26.7 to 93.3 degrees Celsius)

What is the safe internal temperature your Thanksgiving turkey needs to be before you can consider it done?

  • 145 degrees Fahrenheit (62.8 degrees Celsius)
  • 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71.1 degrees Celsius)
  • 165 degrees Fahrenheit (73.9 degrees Celsius)

Which of the following remedies should you AVOID when trying to cool your mouth after eating spicy food?

  • Eat a slice of bread.
  • Drink a glass of water.
  • Drink a glass of milk.

Which of the following sushi rolls has the fewest calories?

  • spicy tuna roll
  • California roll
  • rainbow roll

Which of the following can be used as a replacement for eggs in baked goods?

  • unsweetened applesauce
  • mashed banana
  • silken tofu
  • all of the above

What determines if an item is considered a low-calorie food?

  • It contains 40 calories or fewer per RACC.
  • It contains between 100 and 300 calories per RACC.
  • It contains up to 400 calories per RACC.

Among the following, which is the leanest cut of steak?

  • New York strip
  • rib-eye
  • top round

When grocery shopping, what proportion of your cart should be foods from the perimeter of the store (fresh meats, produce, dairy)?

  • one-third
  • one-half
  • three-quarters

True or false: Carbs are bad for you.

  • true
  • false

In addition to meat and poultry, which of the following is a good source of protein?

  • fish
  • quinoa
  • almonds
  • all of the above

Which is considered a high-risk for food-borne illness?

  • unpasteurized apple cider
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • a rare steak
  • all of the above

True or false: A sharp knife is safer than a dull knife.

  • true
  • false

How much fiber should a breakfast cereal have in a single serving to be considered healthy?

  • 2 grams
  • 4 grams
  • 5 grams