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Crossword
Description

What is an orange vegetable that starts with the letter C and contains vitamin A? Carrot
What is a 6 letter word for a mineral that is known for raising blood pressure? Sodium
What food starts with the letter P and is an example of a whole grain? Popcorn
Low-fat _ _ _ _ is a good source of dairy. Milk
Peanuts are actually legumes, and are a great source of this. Unsaturated Fat
What is a 5 letter word for a carbohydrate that helps to keep you full? Fiber
Added _ _ _ _ _ should be consumed in small amounts. Sugar
What is a saying that is used to encourage people to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables? Eat The Rainbow
Nuts and legumes are a great source of these 2 macronutrients. Fat and Protein
What is a sweet fruit that starts with the letter P and contains vitamin C? Pineapple
What type of meat should be consumed in small amounts due to the saturated fat content? Red Meat

Food and Nutrition Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

Worst kind of fat Transfat
How many glasses of water should a person drink daily? Eight
Type of sugar Glucose
Best kind of bread to eat Wholegrain
A food that comes in a shell and is high in protein Eggs
A substance usually used as a sweetener in food Sugar
Where most of our energy comes from Carbohydrates
A kind of protein that contains all of the essential amino acids Complete
A kind of protein that is lacking in all the amino acids Incomplete
This fruit is made up of 92% water Watermelon
Something men need more than women Calories
Another word for fat Lipid
A seafood that is high in protein Fish
We get this from cows Milk
Best kind of fat that can be found in avocado Unsaturated
A yellow spread that contains trans fat Butter
The amount of amino acids a person needs to consume Eleven
Where we get most of our water Underground
A red fruit that is not a good source of carbs Strawberry
Comes from animals and contains saturated fat Meat

MyPlate Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

The number of MyPlate food groups. Five
Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are all good sources of dietary ___________. Fiber
______________ is a good source of heart healthy fats. Seafood
Finding ways to reduce food _____ can help to save nutrients and money. waste
Regular soft drinks, candies, cookies and other desserts are often high in _______________ sugars. Added
Atleast half of the grains eaten daily should be _____________ grains. Whole
_______________ from plant sources are healthier than solid fats. Oils
______________, also called beans and peas, are high in nutrients. Legumes
This food group is a good source of calcium. dairy
A variety of different colored fruits and _______________ are recommended daily. Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables provide nutrients, like vitamins and ________________. Minerals
MyPlate recommends that fruits and veggies make up ____________ of the plate. Half
Nuts and ___________ are part of the protein group. Seeds
Looking at __________ on the Nutrition Facts label will tell you how much salt per serving a food contains. Sodium
Drinking ___________ instead of sugar-sweetened beverages is one way to reduce added sugars. Water
Whole _________ are recommended more often instead of 100% juice. Fruits
A ___________ eating style is recommended for everyone. healthy
Eating a ______________ of food is important. Variety
________________ can help you develop a healthy eating style. MyPlate
Children and adults should be physically ________________ on a daily basis. Active

Healthy Eating Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Nutrients we need in relatively large amounts Macronutrients
Wholegrain foods contain high amounts of this nutrient Fibre
Potatoes, cereals, bread and pasta are a good source of ________________. Carbohydrates
Nutrients we need in relatively small amounts Micronutrients
Dairy and alternatives are a good source of protein and vitamins. They are also a good source of which particular mineral? Calcium
Beans, peas and lentils are all types of p______s. Pulses
Some meats can be high in this particular type of fat Saturated
Beans, pulses, meats, fish and alternatives are all sources of this macronutrient Protein
These fats are from plant origin and are said to be "healthier" options Unsaturated
Adults should eat no more than 6g of ___________. Salt

Nutrition Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

To include more fruits and veggies in your diet, when would be the ideal meal to eat them during to encourage such a habit? Breakfast
These are great sources of energy in fruits and vegetables. Carbohydrates
Sources of this can be added to fruit and vegetable snacks to make them even more nutritious and delicious Protein
Try different vegetables, because our bodies like ___. Variety
______ are nutrients in food that the body uses to build cell membranes, nerve tissue (like the brain), and hormones. Lipids
The body uses ___ as fuel. Fat
What is a unit of energy that measures how much energy food provides to the body? Calorie
Light (lite) and _______-fat foods may still be high in fat. Reduced
What is the requirement for a food to be labeled light (lite)? Have 50% less fat or _______ fewer calories per serving Onethird
One of the most harmful fats: s_____. Saturated
One of the most harmful fats: t_____. Trans
Trans and saturated fats can cause what? Heartdisease
Unsaturated fats are ____ at room temperature. Liquid
One type of unsaturated fat: p_________. Polyunsaturated
One type of unsaturated fat: m_________. Monounsaturated

Food and Nutrition Basics Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

main source of energy Carbohydrates
sugar the occurs naturally in fruits fructose
that occur naturally in grains Maltose
that occur naturally in milk lactose
complex carbohydrates are made up of large molecules of simple carbohydrates
the main source of carbohydrates is plants
are extracted from plants and used to sweeten foods refined sugars
eating foods that are high in refined sugars empty calories
in the form of rice,paste,and bread products grains
such as peas and lentils legumes
consuming large amount of these foods can lead to weight gain
that leads to sugar highs and lows energy level
proteins are made of chains of chemical building blocks amino acids
helps form the protective coverings around nerves
around vital organs such as the heart and liver cushion
your body needs iron to build hemoglobin
there are types of proteins complete and incomplete
complex carbohydrates are broken down into two subcategories starches and fiber
such as potatoes and corns that can be found in starches vegetables
fiber consist of plant material non-digestible
there are two kinds of dietary soluble and insoluble
this bulk helps to move food through the large intestine,promoting regular bowel movement
that provides for the body heat and energy
that promotes healthy and normal cell growth skin
carries vitamins A,D,E and K in the body fat-soluble vitamins

MYPLATE AND FOOD GROUPS Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

How many food groups are there? Five
Condition in which bones gradually lose their mineral content and become weak and brittle osteoporosis
Starches and sugars that give the body most of its energy carbohydrates
A plant material that your body cannot digest fiber
Saturated animal fats contain this waxy substance cholesterol
These are the building blocks that make up proteins amino acids
Needed to build, repair,and maintain body cells and tissues protein
Foods that contain the entire edible grain whole grains
name a vegetable dish that can be served as the main dish salad
easy to break brittle
1 slice of bread is equivalent to how many ounces of grain one
This food is part of the milk/dairy group yogurt
this is a healthier fat olive oil
How many servings of the dairy group should you have each day three cups
This is an example of a sweet that is high in sugar softdrink
Asparagus are part of which food group? Vegetable
This food is part of the protein group eggs
High cholesterol is linked to this heart disease
How many ounces of the grain group should you consume each day six
This food belongs to the fruit group peach
This vitamin helps blood clot vitamin K
Fiber helps your body eliminate this waste
Fiber can help reduce the risk of this cancer colon
A chemical reaction that causes cell damage oxidation
A substance that protects cells from damage antioxidants
This is a food made from grains tortillas
Natural sugars are found in fruits
contain all the essential amino acids complete proteins
These have no nutritional value empty calories
These proteins come from plants incomplete
Fat cells store _________ energy
These fats are found in food from animal sources saturated
These fats come from plant sources and are a healthier choice unsaturated
What is your teachers last name Rose
How many kids does your teacher have three
what class are you in FCS

6 main nutrients Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

what source does Complete proteins/fat come from? Animal
what source does incomplete proteins/fat come from? Plant
an example of a food item high in trans fat is? Cookies
what part of your body does water hydrate? Organs
what do carbohydrates,protein and fat all provide energy
folic acid is an example of a? Vitamin
Iron is an example of a? Mineral
plant sources of essential nutrients are sometimes refereed to as an? Alternative
what nutrient helps with tissue repair and growth? Protein
which vitamin assists in bone development? Vitamin D
OJ is a significant source of what vitamin? Vitamin C
olive oil, canola oil, fish oil , soy bean , tree nut , peanus and avacodo all contain what type of fat? Unsaturated fat
beef, chicken, pork, eggs,milk,cheese,yogurt,sour cream, cream cheese and butter all contain what type of fat? Saturated fat
out of all the six nutrients which one is exemplary of Milk? Protein
Carbohydrates are usually found in what type of product? Grain
Products with alot of sugar contain what type of nutrient? Carbohydrates
this is not a nutrient because it does not get absorbed by the body. Fibre
what type of mineral strengthens bones and teeth? Calcium
packaged foods have a high content of what? Sodium
when considering the six nutrients... it is important to maintain a... balance
other than drinking water, what food group can you get the MOST water from? fruits and vegtables
other than from the food you eat, what is another form of vitamins and minerals? supplements
which nutrients protects organs? fat
if you drink soda excessively what mineral deficiency could you get over time? Iron
the mineral, calcium is best found in which food group? Milk and alternatives
in our food and nutrition class, what beverage did we learn could cause a deficiency of essential nutrients? soda

Vitamins & Minerals Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

__________ helps in energy production and helps the body resist infection. NIACIN
Meat, poultry, leafy vegetables, dried fruit all help with _________. IRON
_________, orange fruits, dairy products all help with vitamin A. SPINACH
Vitamin E is a _____________. ANTIOXIDANT
Vitamin B helps protect against __________ and form red blood cells. INFECTION
Vitamin D enchances __________ absorption. CALCIUM
___________ builds and renews bones and teeth. PHOSPHORUS
Vitamin A promotes ___________ skin and hair. HEALTHY
Calcium regulates __________, muscles and nerves. HEARTBEAT
___________ maintains healthy nerves, brain and muscle functions. THIAMIN
A vitamin that keeps the lining of the nose,mouth and digestive tract healthy is ________. RIBOFLAVIN
Another name for folic acid that helps rebuild red blood cells and prevents birth defects is _________. FOLATE
Iron helps rebuild and renew _________ to carry oxygen to cells. HEMOGLOBIN
Sodium, chloride and ____________ help with muscles and nerve actions. POTASSIUM
Foods like meat, liver, fish, dairy products, whole grain breads are all good sources of _________. ZINC
Sodium, chloride and potassium help maintain the body's __________ of fluid. BALANCE
Small amounts of __________ is added to the water supply in many communities. FLUORIDE
Vitamin K helps blood ________. CLOT
The body also ____________ vitamin D itself when exposed to sunlight. PRODUCES
Vitamin C helps wounds ________, keeps blood vessels healthy and increases resistance to infections. HEAL

VITAMINS AND MINERALS Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Vitamin A can be found in vegetables and fruits that are this color orange
When you spend time outside in the sunshine, your body makes Vitamin D
Vitamins are Fat Soluble A D E K
Type of vitamins that needs to be taken daily because they regularly gets flushed out water soluble
Fat soluble vitamin that is an antioxidant and good for your skin Vitamin E
This vitamin is good for your immune system and found in citrus fruits Vitamin C
_____________________ - flav is usually add back into bread & grain products Riboflavin
Pregnant women need this before an during pregnancy Folate
Only found in Animal Foods Vitamin B12
Makes up 60% of your body Water
Dangerous for kids because they can easily overdose Caffeine
Found in milk, a mineral good for bones Calcium
Many Americans get much more of this than they need Sodium
Found in Bananas, an important electrolyte Potassium
Deficiency in this is called anemia Iron
Vegans are at risk for being low in iron and vitamin B12
Trace Mineral that has 100 functions in the human body zinc
Needed in very small amounts but very important Trace minerals

Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

amount of food that is customarily eaten. Servings Size
total number of servings Servings Per Container
"energy" supplied from all sources of food Calories
fat's contributuin to the total number of calories Calories from fat
shows how much of a nutrient is in one serving of the food daily value
waxy, fat like substance produced primarily by the liver cholesterol
a type of carbohydrate found in plant food dietary fiber
found in higher portions in plnts and seafood and are usually liquid at room temperature monounsaturated fat
found in higher portions in plant and seafood and are usaully liquid at room temperature polyunsaturated fat
one of the three macronutrients in food that provides calories or "energy" protein
found in higher portions in animal products and is usually solid at room temperature saturated fat
a mineral and one of the chemicalelements found in salt sodium
provide a sweet taste with fewer calories sugar alcohols
smallest and simplest type of carbohydrate. Are easily digested and absorbed by the body sugars
found primarily in plant food; one of the three macronutrients in food that provide calories or "energy" total carbohydrate
unsaturated fat and is not essential in the diet trans fat
organic substances made by plants and animals vitamins
inorganic substances that are not made by living things minerals