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Sneaky Veggies and Hidden Calcium Quiz: Can you trick your kids into eating nutritious foods?
by Staff
Getting your little ones to eat right isn't easy. There are ways to get your youngest to down a serving of healthy greens and to make your rebellious teenager consume all the calcium he needs. But it isn't easy, and it may involve a bit of trickery on your part. Find out how much you know about getting your kids to eat what they need by taking this quiz!

Which of the following foods are NOT high in fiber?

  • mashed potatoes (without the skin)
  • raisins
  • raspberries

What's one way to make pizza healthier for your kids?

  • Bake it longer.
  • Add vegetables.
  • Add more cheese.

True or false: Blueberries are a superfood.

  • true
  • false
  • No, but raspberries are.

True or false: Peanut butter is NOT good for kids.

  • true
  • false
  • It's not good for kids, but it's great for adults.

How many calories are in a single-cup serving of a fruit smoothie?

  • 130
  • 190
  • 480

True or false: Foods such as parsley, spinach and kale are a great source of calcium.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but only when they are cooked.

True or false: At McDonald's, a large smoothie has more calories than a cheeseburger.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but only if you get strawberry.

Couscous is nearly identical to what other food?

  • rice
  • pasta
  • whole wheat bread

True or false: Too much cheese can be bad for children.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends on the kind of cheese.

Which of the following is the best way to make mac and cheese a little more healthy?

  • Add ample amounts of meat.
  • Add bread crumbs on top.
  • Add plenty of veggies.

Which of the following is the best meal for getting your kids involved in the kitchen?

  • pizza
  • fried chicken
  • stir-fry

How many calories are in a cheese quesadilla?

  • 320
  • 490
  • 600

Which of the following is the best source of calcium?

  • instant oatmeal
  • broccoli
  • white beans

Which of the following foods promotes improved short-term memory and auditory tests?

  • oatmeal
  • marshmallows
  • rice cakes

What's the daily recommended intake of fiber for children between the ages of 1 and 3?

  • 19 grams
  • 21 grams
  • 31 grams

True or false: Fiber-rich foods will help your kid feel full longer.

  • true
  • false
  • Only if the fiber comes from whole grains.

What is the daily recommended intake of calcium for children between the ages of 4 and 8?

  • 500 milligrams
  • 650 milligrams
  • 800 milligrams

True or false: The standard symbol for nutrition guidelines has been switched from the food pyramid to something called MyPlate.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but it's not being taught in schools yet.

True or false: Baked goods make healthy snacks for kids.

  • true
  • false
  • They're not necessarily healthy, but they can contain healthy ingredients.

True or false: Colorful fruits and veggies are generally less healthy than foods with more muted tones.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends on the color of the food.