CPE Quiz: January/February 2014

Continuing Professional Education quizzes offer dietetics professionals the opportunity to earn CPE credit. Food & Nutrition offers 2.0 CPE hours via a self study (not professional reading) for completing the entire issue. Quiz questions reflect a series of articles, not a single article.

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Below are links to Food & Nutrition CPE quizzes. All questions are multiple choice and include an answer key.

  1. Enter your name and CDR registration number.
  2. Answer all of the quiz questions.
  3. Enter the Captcha® code. (This is to ensure you are a real person and not a spam bot.)
  4. Press the SUBMIT button.
  5. From the confirmation page, you may choose to download a Certificate of Completion or email yourself a link to the certificate. Click one of the links — either to download or to email certificate:
    • Download: the certificate will appear in your browser window as a PDF; print the certificate from this page or right-click to download and save.
    • Email: this will open your computer's default email program with a populated message that includes a link to download the certificate. Be sure to change the email recipient "To:" field to your email address.
  6. Print and fill out the certificate for your records. Retain a copy for your portfolio and licensure needs. Food & Nutrition will have your participation on file for seven (7) years.
  7. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs) will need to manually log this activity in the Step 4 CPE Activity Log. It is up to the practitioner to determine which learning needs code is most appropriate for his or her portfolio.

Release Date   12/31/2013
Quiz Expiration Date 12/31/2016
Estimated time to complete activity    2.0 hrs
Quiz CPE credits 2.0 hrs


Educational Objectives

This CPE quiz covers the following articles:

  • Aging Tastefully
  • Chia Seeds
  • Boomers and Eating Disorders
  • All About Oils
  • Telomeres: Insights to Aging

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the association between flavor perception and aging.
  • Describe the nutrition attributes of chia seeds.
  • Explain the issues that make eating disorders more difficult to identify in the older population.
  • Compare the flavor and culinary characteristics of select plant oils.
  • Identify the factors that may keep telomeres healthy.


CDR Registration Number

1. Olfaction accounts for about _____ percent of flavor of the foods we eat.

A. 40
B. 55
C. 80
D. 90

2. One way to boost flavor of foods is to chew food longer, since it helps releases more flavor molecules into the nasal passages.

A. True
B. False

3. Chia seeds contain more ALA omega-3s than flaxseeds.

A. True
B. False

4. Although rare, people who are sensitive to ______ may also react to chia seeds.

A. Mustard
B. Cayenne pepper
C. Salt
D. Cinnamon

5. Research shows that premenopausal women have more eating disorders than perimenopausal women.

A. True
B. False

6. Which of the following factors is NOT associated with eating disorders?

A. Biochemical response to stress
B. Genetic predisposition
C. High self esteem
D. Appearance-focused environment

7. Which of the following oils has a low smoke point?

A. Peanut
B. Flaxseed
C. Sesame
D. Vegetable

8. There is a strong relationship between shortened telomeres and increased cancer risk.

A. True
B. False

9. In a comprehensive lifestyle intervention study, those in the intervention group–whose protocol included a low-fat plant-based diet, moderate daily exercise and stress relief–increased telomere length by what percentage?

A. 3
B. 5
C. 7
D. 10

10. Which of the following are associated with longer telomeres?

A. Intake of omega-3s from seafood
B. Taking a multivitamin
C. Meditation
D. All of the above




1. C
2. True
3. True
4. A
5. False
6. C
7. B
8. False
9. D
10. D