CPE Quiz: July/August 2015

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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Release Date   6/30/2015
Quiz Expiration Date 7/1/2018
Estimated time to complete activity    2.0 hrs
Quiz CPE credits 2.0 hrs


Educational Objectives

This CPE quiz covers the following articles:

  • What Science Says About Snacking
  • Research
  • The Power of Popcorn
  • Perfect Pick
  • SocialPro: Social Slam
  • DIY Kitchen: Sauerkraut
  • Savor
  • Unite
  • Fares of Faith

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

  • List three nutrition attributes of chard.
  • Compare the different types, nutrients, uses and storage of herbs.
  • Provide an example of a fermentation method.
  • Describe recent research showing the purchasing habits of consumers related to processed and convenience items and their nutritional implications.
  • Detail strategies for dealing with online negativity.
  • Summarize the scientific evidence related to the potential health benefits and consequences of snacking.
  • Explain two potential nutrition pitfalls of eating popcorn.
  • Compare the potency of steep and sip tea to that of matcha.
  • Describe the history behind the foods featured at the birthday celebration of the Hindu deity Lord Krishna.


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1. Matcha is the ground leaves of this variety of tea:

A. Green
B. Oolong
C. Nettle leaf
D. Chamomile

2. One serving of popped popcorn is equal to:

A. 1 cup
B. 2 cups
C. 3 cups
D. 4 cups

3. Chard is also known by all of the following names, with the exception of:

A. Sun beet
B. Leaf beat
C. Spinach beet
D. Seakettle beet

4. Scientific evidence points to this number of daily snacks as the ideal eating frequency for weight control:.

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. Undetermined

5. Which of the following herbs has an aromatic, celery-like flavor?

A. Chervil
B. Lovage
C. Sorrel
D. Borage

6. Snacking supplies nearly ___ percent of Americans’ daily calories.

A. 10
B. 15
C. 20
D. 25

7. The type of fermentation process that is still used today to make sauerkraut is called ________ fermentation.

A. Salt
B. Natural
C. German
D. Chinese

8. This Hindu holiday features desserts made from a milk or yogurt base and are offered to Krishna, known for his sweet tooth and love of milk products.

A. Diwali
B. Navaratri
C. Janmashtami
D. Mahashivaratri

9. This may be an effective tactic for dealing with negativity online:

A. Maintain a positive and approachable tone, even if you disagree
B. Post a commenting policy on your site that clearly explains what will and will not be tolerated
C. Stick to the facts in addressing misinformation
D. Ignore
E. (A) and (C)
F. All of the above

10. True or false: A recent study found that while the amounts of processed foods and convenience items has remained consistent, there was a significant increase in the sales of ready-to eat foods and a decline in ready-to-heat products.

A. True
B. False




1. A
2. C
3. A
4. D
5. B
6. D
7. B
8. C
9. F