1 Which most resembles your breakfast
on most days?
A A bowl of flavoured instant oatmeal and
B An egg-and-sausage sandwich from the deli or
C A bowl of high-fibre, low-sugar ( 8 grams of
sugar or less) cereal with skim, 1% or 2% milk
or fortified soy beverage and a sliced banana
D Coffee only—I’m never hungry for breakfast
2 Which most closely resembles your
A Energy bars
B I don’t snack between meals
C Baby carrots, whole wheat crackers and
3 Where do you eat dinner most nights
of the week?
A In a restaurant
B On the couch while watching TV
C Sitting at the dinner table with others
D In the car after leaving the drive-through
(usually while shuttling to activities)
4 Do you read nutrition labels on foods
A I read the ingredient list but not the Nutrition
B I only check the calorie content on snack foods
such as cookies and chips
C I scan the Nutrition Facts table and the
ingredient list on all foods and drinks
D Never—I don’t know to look for
5 How much fibre do you think you
consume each day?
A About 20 grams
B 10 to 15 grams
C 25 to 40 grams
D Less than 10 grams
6 How do you eat when it comes to
holidays and celebrations?
A I avoid sugary and fatty foods—I don’t want to
B I never turn down a cupcake (or two), whether
it’s my birthday or a co-worker’s
C I enjoy a few higher sugar, higher fat foods,
but I keep portions in check and exercise a
D Where’s the buffet? Holidays are an
opportunity to indulge
7 When do you grocery shop?
A When don’t I grocery shop? I shop several
times a week
B Other than buying the occasional item at the
store, I rely on take-out
C I shop on a weekend morning or whenever I
don’t feel rushed
D I typically go on my way home from work
when I need to pick up dinner
8 How large is your usual portion of
meat (after cooking)?
A Four to five ounces (120 to 150 g)
B Six ounces (180 g)
C Three ounces or so (90 g)
D As big as I can get at the steakhouse
9 How many servings of vegetables do
you eat on most days?
A About three
B One or two
C Six or more
D None—I hate vegetables
10 What do you most often drink with
lunch and dinner?
A Wine (with dinner)
C Water or milk
D Soft drinks
Put down your forks and pick up your pencils! From what you eat to where you dine, our 10-question quiz
helps decode your diet, tests your nutrition knowledge and gives you simple advice on improving your eating
habits—and your health!