Infant Nutrition Quiz
Infants under one year of age generally do not need which of the following in their diet
Why is protein important for infants?
A. It helps the body make enzymes and antibodies
B. It prevents tooth decay
C. It promotes new tissue growth and repairs damaged tissue
D. Both a & c
During the first year, an infant triples his/her birth weight and increases their length by 50%.
Why should new foods be introduced one at a time to an infant?
A. There is a risk of a food jag
B. There is a risk of malnutrition
C. There is a risk of a food allergy
D. All of the above
Which nutrient is essential for brain development, absorbing vitamins A, D, E, & K, and regulating body temperature?
Infants should not be fed honey because it could contain clostridium botulinum, the bacteria responsible for causing botulism.
An infant’s digestive system is developed enough to handle starch at birth.
Infants are given a dose of Vitamin K at birth to help with acid reflux.
Which of the following practices will increase the likelihood that an infant will develop healthy eating habits?
A. Caregivers demonstrate the eating behaviors they wish to see in their child
B. Caregivers feed an infant immediately to develop a trusting relationship
C. Caregivers continue to offer foods so the infant can acquire a taste for them
D. all of the above
Commercial baby food would be a better option than homemade baby food for
A. busy families
B. parents who want to feed their baby healthier food
C. parents who want to know exactly what nutrients their baby is getting
D. b & c
Infants need fluoride for proper tooth development.
It is ok to feed an infant out of the jar and save leftovers for the next day.
Lack of zinc and iron may cause stunted growth.
What is an indicator that an infant is ready for solid food?
A. They are 4-6 months old
B. They can sit with support
C. They can control their head movements
D. All of the above
To finely grind solid foods into a thick paste
Formula is the best source of nutrition for infants under the age of one.
It is safe to give an infant cow’s milk once he/she is 3 months old.
Infants need this nutrient to prevent eye damage and an increased risk of infection
A. Vitamin A
B. Vitamin B
C. Vitamin D
D. Vitamin E
Infants need Vitamin D for all of the following reasons except
A. Prevent Rickets
B. Promote Calcium absorption
C. Prevent eye damage
D. Promote Proper Tooth Formation and Cavity Prevention
New foods should be introduced every
B. 1-2 days
C. 2-3 days
D. 3-5 days
One benefit of commercial baby food is that it is cheaper than homemade baby food.
One of the first foods to introduce to an infant should be iron fortified infant cereal.
Which food should infants avoid for the first year?
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