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Food for Thought
Description
This event will test a student's knowledge of food and its contents, the food groups, and other nutritional information.

Number of Participants / Approximate Time
Up to 2 / 45 minutes

The Competition
1. Students will be quizzed on the basic elements of the five food groups and will separate a list of foods into the appropriate groups.
2. Teams will analyze and compare FDA labels from popular foods to determine vitamin, minteral, and caloric content. Students may be asked to determine to determine the food group of an unknown item based on certain nutritional values and make suggestions of healthier selections for specific junk foods.
3. Students will be questioned on the properties of popular vitamins and minerals and may be asked to suggest foods with high or low amounts of particular vitamins and minerals.
4. Students will have 45 minutes to complete the test. Time is not a scoring factor.

Study Resources
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/ (and subpages)
http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=10935
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/downloads/NutritionFactsLabel.pdf


Scoring

The team with the most correct responses will be declared the winner. Ties will be broken with pre-determined tie-breaker questions.


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