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Republic of the Philippines


Cabarroguis, Quirino
Midterm Examination in Nutrition and Dietetics

Read the direction on each Test Item before proceeding to answering. Any form of erasures is
NOTALLOWED.Failure to submit the Test paper on time will be marked FAILED. Once caught cheating will be
automatically FAILED.

Direction: Write the word or group of words that fit the statement below.

1. It is the process of eating the right kind of food so you can grow properly and be healthy
2. To eat less food or to eat only particular kinds of food in order to lose weight.
3. Good source of folic acid
4. Recommended daily folic acid before pregnancy.
5. Good source of protein nutrient.
6. Recommended daily folic acid during pregnancy.
7. Good source of calcium
8. Means “poor nutrition” and results from either inadequate or excessive availability of energy and nutrients.
9. How much calcium required during the 1st 6 months after delivery?
10. What is recommended calcium need amomg19 years old and above per day?
11. How about from 14 to 18 years of age, how many recommended calcium intake per day?
12. How much milk or milk products per day must be taken in addition to eating calcium?
13. A builder nutrient which can helps to build important organ in the baby, such as brain and heart.
14. Normal BMI
15. Formula in getting the BMI
16. BMI means
17. RDA means
18. NTD means
19. DRI means
20. Total weight gain of a pregnant woman during 2 nd trimester.
21. It is a life-threatening and debilitating form of malnutrition. It’s caused by a lack of protein in the diet.
22. It is responsible for the milk ejection reflex, also known as the “let down”.
23. This special milk is yellow to orange in color and thick and sticky. First milk of the mother.
24. What is the first meal of baby?
25. Energy needs from birth to 6 months.
26. Energy needs from 6 months to 12 months.
27. Recommended sodium intake of an infant
28. Age of children under preschooler
29. When does infant triple his/her birth weight
30. Toddler gain ____ lbs and ____ inches per month


Direction: Write GENUINE if the statement is undoubtedly correct and FAKE if otherwise.

1. Begin making healthy change 6 months to a year before you conceive. Evidence shows that healthy
nutrition and fertility is linked in both men and women.
2. Take supplements to increase the probability that you get all the nutrients you need to achieve
3. Lack of iron can lead to leukemia
4. Gain 0-1.5 pound/ month for the total of 1-4.5 pounds during the 1st trimester of pregnancy.
5. Infants usually start eating solid foods between 2-4 months of age.
6. Breast milk contains about 30% calories from fat
7. Infants need cholesterol for gonad and brain development
8. The recommended iron intake of an infant 7-12 months is 11mg


Direction: Analyze the questions / situations very well and choose the letter that corresponds to the correct answer.
Write only the letter of your choice in your paper.

1. Benefits of exclusive breastfeeding to the baby

a. Ovarian cancer b. Economical
c. Easily digested d. anemia
2. Hormone that responsible for milk production?
a. oxytocin c. estrogen
b. prolactin d. progesterone
3. It is a water-soluble vitamin belonging to the B- complex group of vitamins. These vitamins help the boy
break down complex carbohydrates into simple sugars to be used for energy.
a. Vitamins c. Protein
b. Carbohydrates d. None of these
4. A substance that is found in most plants and animals and that is especially important in people for strong
healthy bones.
a. Folic acid c. Mineral
b. Vitamins d. Calcium
5. Benefits of exclusive breastfeeding to the mother?
a. Prevents infection c. Anemia
b. Higher IQ d. Easily digested
6. Substance that is found especially in coffee and tea and that makes you feel more awake
a. Fiber c. Caffeine
b. Zinc d. All of the above
7. Any of the various substances found in certain foods (such as bread, rice, potatoes) that provide our body
with heat and energy and are made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
a. Protein c. Carbohydrates
b. Folic Acid d. Mineral
8. Recommended iron intake per day
a. 27 milligram/ day c. 27 gram/ day
b. 27 microgram/ day d. 27 kilogram/ day
9. Good sources of iron
a. Meat c. Dried beans and peas
b. Fish
d. All of the above
10. 1 pound is equal to how many kilogram?
a. 0.45kg b. 2.54kg c. 30.48kg d. 100kg
11. 1 meter is equal to how many centimeter?
a. 1000cm b. 100cm c. 10cm d. 0.1cm
12. 1 feet is equal to how many centimeter?
a. 30.48cm b. 25.8cm c. 33.51cm d. 2.55cm
13. 1 inch is equal to how many centimeter?
a. 3.44cm b. 1.45cm c. 2.54cm d. 3.87cm
14. Total weight gain of a pregnant woman during 3 rdtrimester.
a. ½ to 1 pound/ week c. 1 to 2 pounds/ week
b. ¾ to 2 pounds/ week d. 3 to 4 pounds/ week
15. What are the food that will cause allergy to infants?
a. Egg c. Nut
b. Honey d. All of these
16. Recommended fluoride intake of an infant
a. 0.1-0.5mg/ day c. 0.10-0.12mg/ day
b. 0.5-0.6mg/ day d. 1.2-1.5mg/ day
17. Recommended vitamin D intake of an infant
a. 300 IU/ day c. 500 IU/ day
b. 400 IU/ day d. 700 IU/ day
18. Most children begin to walk independently by
a. 1 year old c. 8 months
b. 6-7 months d. 9-10 months
19. What age does a toddler can ride a tricycle?
a. 24 months c. 36 months
b. 12 months d. 4 years old
20. Vocabulary of word at 2 years old
a. 100+ words c. 200+ words
b. 150+ words d. 250+ words


Direction: Match column A with the correct answer on Column B and Column C, write only the letter of answer on
your test booklet/ paper.

1. Are the main energy A. Protein a. wheat

source for the brain. B. Carbohydrates b. sardines
2. It is the major structural C. Zinc c. cheese
component of cells and is D. Mineral d. tea
responsible for the E. Vitamins e. meat
building and repair of F. Fat f. pepper
body tissues. G. Folic Acid g. yogurt
3. It is an energy source that H. Fiber h. dairy
when consumed, increases I. Calcium i. nuts
the absorption of fat- J. Iron j. spinach
soluble vitamins including K. Caffeine k. egg
vitamins A, D, E and K L. water l. salmon
4. It is necessary for the m. chocolate
synthesis of collagen, n. avocado
which provides structure o. bread
to blood vessels, bone and p. eggplant
ligaments. q. rice
5. Sodium helps to maintain r. liver
fluid volume outside of s. strawberries
the cells and helps cells to t. beans
function normally u. tofu
6. Helps to maintain v. legumes
homeostasis in the body w. seeds
and transports nutrients to x. citrus fruits
cells y. soya
7. It is a water-soluble z. milk
vitamin belonging to the aa. broccoli
B- complex group of bb. coffee
vitamins. These vitamins cc. peas
help the boy break down dd. cereal
complex carbohydrates ee. green leafy vegetable
into simple sugars to be
used for energy.
8. It is an essential
component of
hemoglobin, an
erythrocyte protein that
transfers oxygen from the
lungs to the tissues
9. Benefits the body in many
ways: helps with hormone
production, growth and
repairment; improves
immunity and facilitates
10. The body stores more than
99 percent of its ____in
the bones and teeth to help
make and keep them
11. Substance that is found
especially in coffee and
tea and that makes you
feel more awake
12. Can lower blood sugar,
cut cholesterol, and may
even prevent colon
cancer and help you avoid

1. Emotional bonding A. Baby
2. Economical B. Mother
3. Perfect nutrition C. Family
4. Helps to lose weight D. Father
5. Reduces absenteeism of mother from work as
they are less prone to disease
6. Prevents infection
7. Anemia
8. Higher IQ
9. Helps delay next pregnancy
10. Easily digested
11. Reduces post delivery bleeding
12. Protective effect against breast and ovarian


1. Underweight BMI
2. Normal BMI
3. Overweight BMI
4. Obesity BMI

Total weight gain during pregnancy if you were… (pounds)

1. Underweight before pregnancy
2. Normal weight before pregnancy
3. Overweight before pregnancy
4. Obese before pregnancy

Carrying twins (pounds)

1. Underweight before pregnancy
2. Normal weight before pregnancy
3. Overweight before pregnancy
4. Obese before pregnancy

Where does the pregnancy weight go? (pounds)

1. Baby
2. Placenta
3. Increased blood volume
4. Increased fluid volume
5. Amniotic fluid
6. Enlarged uterus
7. Enlarged breast
8. Stored fat and protein (important in lactation)

Direction: Give or answer what is ask on the following

1. Enumerate the 5 things to avoid if you are planning to get pregnant (5pts.)
2. Give the 6 tips to remember before pregnancy. (6pts.)
3. Give at least 2 deficiencies or diseases caused by lack of folic acid (2pts.)
4. Advantages of breastfeeding (13pts.)
5. Incorrect sucking position (5pts.)
6. Signs of correct attachment (6pts.)
7. Successful breastfeeding, at least 3. (3pts.)

Good Luck and GOD Bless!

Prepared by: Ms. AILEEN L. OPIDO, RM, BSM