Our 1996 Nutrition Action "Rate Your Diet" quiz isn't about what you know. It's about what you eat.
The quiz reflects new scientific findings. For example, you'll lose a few points for eating even lean red meat, because studies suggest that it might increase the risk of colon and prostate cancers. And you'll gain points for eating leafy green vegetables , because they're linked to a lower risk of blindness caused by deterioration of the retina.
Relax. Based on our own (ahem) personal knowledge, we can assure you that no one's perfect.
These 39 questions will give you a rough sketch of your typical eating habits. The (+) or (-) number for each answer instantly pats you on the back for good eating habits or alerts you to problems you didn't even know you had.
The quiz focuses on fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugar, fiber, and fruits and vegetables. It doesn't attempt to cover everything in your diet. Also, it doesn't try to measure precisely how much of the key nutrients you eat.