Take The Healthy Eating For Kids Quiz

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Healthy eating helps kids to get the right start in life. Chances are that healthy eating during childhood will last into adulthood. Want to learn more about healthy eating for kids aged 4 to 8 years old? Try this quiz!

1. Kids rely on parents and caregivers to provide healthy food. What are some good ways to help kids eat healthy meals and snacks? 

a) Follow Canada’s Food Guide.

b) Stock the fridge, freezer and cupboard with healthy food choices.

c) Plan meals and cook often so that most of the food eaten is made at home.

d) All of the above.

2. Kids eat better when mealtimes are pleasant. What are some ways to keep mealtimes positive?

a) Let your kids decide what and how much to eat from the healthy food you serve.  

b) Set a good example. Eat healthy yourself.

c) Ask your child to eat everything on their plate.

d) Answers a) and b)

3. Kids have small stomachs so they need to eat often. How often should kids eat?   

a) Kids should eat small amounts of food many times during the day.

b) Kids should eat 3 meals and 2 to 3 small, healthy snacks.

c) Kids should eat 3 good meals a day. It’s not good to snack.  

d) Kids should eat only 2 times a day. 

4. Water is the best choice for thirsty kids.  What are some other healthy drink options for kids?

a) Milk or fortified soy beverage

b) 100% unsweetened fruit juice (½ cup or 125 mL a day is plenty)

c) Smoothies made with yogurt and fruit

d) All of the above

5. What are some good ways deal with a picky eater?

a) Be consistent and serve 3 meals and 2 to 3 snacks at regular times each day.

b) Help your child come to the table hungry. Keep your child active.

c) Make deals. If they eat a certain amount they get something they want.

d) Answers a) and b)

6. What are some ways to get kids to eat more vegetables?

a) Offer choice. Serve a raw and a cooked vegetable at mealtimes.

b) Tell your child that they have to eat their vegetables.

c) Let your child serve themselves from the healthy choices you offer without comments about what or how much they eat.  

d) Answers a) and c)

7. What should you do if you think your child is overweight?

a) Talk to your child’s health care provider about how they are growing.

b) Put your child on a weight-loss diet without consulting a health care provider.

c) Make time for active play outdoors everyday.

d) Answers a) and c)

8. Children need a variety of healthy foods. How many food groups from Canada’s Food Guide should a meal have?

a) 3 food groups

b) 3 to 4 food groups

c) 2 to 3 food groups

d) 2 food groups     

9. When pressured to eat, kids often eat less. Which of these statements could make a child feel pressured to eat?  

a) I spent a lot of time and money making this nice meal for you.

b) You can sit there until you finish your vegetables.

c) Your sister is eating up all her dinner.

d) All of the above

10. Iron is very important for healthy growth and development. Which of these foods is not a source of iron? 

a) Beef

b) Fish

c) Beans

d) Milk


1 (d), 2 (d), 3 (b), 4 (d), 5 (d), 6 (d), 7 (d), 8 (b), 9 (d), 10 d)

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Last Update – May 16, 2018

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