Quiz: What’s in Your Junk Food Favorites?

  • What difference does one soda a day make? A big one. Cutting just one 20 ounce soda a day keeps 61 pounds of sugar from entering your child’s body a year. Take our quiz for more junk food shockers and nutrition myths. More important, learn the simple changes you can make to protect your kids.

  • Question 1 of 6

    Kids get most of their junk food from treats at school and school lunches.

    Yes, that's correct.

    Children get most of their junk food at home. One-third of the calories (young) children consume comes from unhealthy added sugars and fats. Healthy habits begin at home. If you limit the amount of junk food brought into your home, your child can’t eat it!

    No, that's not correct.

    The correct answer is: False

    Children get most of their junk food at home. One-third of the calories (young) children consume comes from unhealthy added sugars and fats. Healthy habits begin at home. If you limit the amount of junk food brought into your home, your child can’t eat it!

  • Question 2 of 6

    One 20 ounce soda has the same amount of sugar as two chocolate chip cookies or a donut.

    Yes, that's correct.

    A 20 ounce bottle of soda has the same amount of sugar as 18 chocolate chip cookies or five donuts. Yes, you read that right!

    No, that's not correct.

    The correct answer is: False

    A 20 ounce bottle of soda has the same amount of sugar as 18 chocolate chip cookies or five donuts. Yes, you read that right!

  • Question 3 of 6

    Juice has the same amount of sugar as soda.

    Yes, that's correct.

    It’s true! Even 100% juice is full of sugar, and doesn’t have the fiber found in fresh fruit. Swapping a cup of juice for a piece of fresh fruit just three mornings a week saves 468 teaspoons of sugar and helps you gain 405g of fiber!

    No, that's not correct.

    The correct answer is: True

    It’s true! Even 100% juice is full of sugar, and doesn’t have the fiber found in fresh fruit. Swapping a cup of juice for a piece of fresh fruit just three mornings a week saves 468 teaspoons of sugar and helps you gain 405g of fiber!

  • Question 4 of 6

    Downsizing one weekly French fry order from a large to a small can save 8,000 calories a year.

    Yes, that's correct.

    Downsizing to a small order of fries once a week can save lots more—14,000 calories a year. Of course, ordering fruit or veggies instead of fries saves even more calories and adds vitamins and fiber.

    No, that's not correct.

    The correct answer is: False

    Downsizing to a small order of fries once a week can save lots more—14,000 calories a year. Of course, ordering fruit or veggies instead of fries saves even more calories and adds vitamins and fiber.

  • Question 5 of 6

    Veggie chips have about the same number of calories as potato chips.

    Yes, that's correct.

    It’s true! Veggie chips sound like a healthier choice, but think about it—a potato chip was once a veggie too! These chips don’t contain enough of the original vegetable to count as a serving of vegetables or provide any real health benefits. Replace your chips with popcorn and save 50 calories per serving, while adding fiber.

    No, that's not correct.

    The correct answer is: True

    It’s true! Veggie chips sound like a healthier choice, but think about it—a potato chip was once a veggie too! These chips don’t contain enough of the original vegetable to count as a serving of vegetables or provide any real health benefits. Replace your chips with popcorn and save 50 calories per serving, while adding fiber.

  • Question 6 of 6

    Frozen yogurt is a better choice than ice cream.

    Yes, that's correct.

    Not necessarily! While frozen yogurt is usually lower in fat, it has more sugar than ice cream, and that’s before adding candy toppings! Treat frozen yogurt for what it is—a treat—and choose small portions with fruit toppings.

    No, that's not correct.

    The correct answer is: False

    Not necessarily! While frozen yogurt is usually lower in fat, it has more sugar than ice cream, and that’s before adding candy toppings! Treat frozen yogurt for what it is—a treat—and choose small portions with fruit toppings.

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    Healthy habits at home start with you. Take charge of your family’s health by making simple changes to give them the strong bodies and minds they deserve!