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Take this quick quiz to see what you know about a healthy diet. After submitting your answers, click on the link next to each question to find out more about the topic it refers to. This quiz is for adults. The Healthy Weight Guide has more information about healthy eating for adults and also about healthy eating for kids.

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If you scored 8 points or more points, congratulations! You have a pretty good understanding of a healthy diet, but you might still want to check out the extra information linked to any questions you got wrong.

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Q1:
How many serves of vegetables should you have on average every day? A serve is ½ cup of cooked vegies or legumes/beans or 1 cup of salad vegies. (Hot chips don’t count!)
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a.   At least five serves
b.   At least three serves
c.   At least one serve
Q2:
How many different types and colours of vegetables and legumes/beans should you eat each day?
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a.   One type is fine
b.   As many different types as you can
c.   No more than three
Q3:
How many serves of fruit should you eat on average every day? A serve is one medium piece or two small pieces of fresh fruit, or one cup of berries, grapes, chopped or canned fruit.
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a.   One piece
b.   Only eat fruit in season
c.   At least two serves
Q4:
What type of grain (cereals foods) should you consume?
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a.   Mostly wholegrain or high-fibre varieties, like wholegrain breakfast cereal and wholemeal bread
b.   Mostly white bread and refined breakfast cereals
c.   Mostly biscuits and muesli bars to give me energy
Q5:
What type of dairy foods should you consume?
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a.   Mostly reduced fat milk, cheese and yoghurt or alternatives like calcium-enriched soy milk
b.   Mostly full-fat varieties
c.   Lots of cream and butter
Q6:
How many serves of reduced fat milk, yoghurt or cheese or alternatives like calcium-enriched soy milk should you have on average every day?
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a.   One serve
b.   At least two serves a day
c.   None
Q7:
Should you use lean meats and cut the visible fat off meat and poultry before cooking?
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a.   Never
b.   Only when having a barbeque
c.   Yes – always
Q8:
What type of oils and spreads should you use?
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a.   Margarine high in saturated fats, cooking margarine, coconut and palm oil
b.   Either polyunsaturated or monounsaturated varieties (e.g. those made from oils from sunflower, safflower, canola and grape seeds or soy beans, rice bran and olives)
c.   Butter and cream
Q9:
What type of drink should you have when you are thirsty?
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a.   Energy drinks and sports drinks
b.   Water
c.   Soft drinks
Q10:
How often should you have fatty takeaway foods?
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a.   Once a week or less
b.   Three times a week
c.   Whenever you want