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What Healthy People 2020 objective related to school-age children has a target of 100%?

Increase the proportion of children and adolescents aged 6 to 14 years who use a computer or play computer games outside of school for no more than 2 hours a day.


Preadolescence is the stage of development immediately preceding adolescence. This generally occurs at _____ years of age for girls and _____ years of age for boys.

9-11; 10-12


In most clinical settings in the United States, the ______ are used to monitor the growth of children.

CDC growth charts


During early childhood years, body fat reaches a minimum of ____ percent in females and ____ percent in males.

16; 13


During middle childhood, boys have _____ per centimeter of height than girls do..

more lean body mass


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The children in families who regularly ate three or more meals together weekly are _____.

more likely to eat health foods


What is the RDA for calcium for children 9-13 years of age?



Based on DRIs, the recommended protein intake for school-age children is ____ gram(s) of protein per kg of body weight per day for 4 to 13-year-olds.



What food is most likely to promote dental caries?



What factor has been found to be the most significant predictor of childhood obesity?

maternal obesity


Which child is most likely to watch more than 2 hours of television per day?

Morgan is a 4-year-old African-American male whose family income is at 100% of the federal poverty level.


According to food consumption surveys, children are not eating the recommended amount of _____ in their diets, but they are exceeding the recommendations of total calories from _______.

fiber; saturated fat


It is recommended that children engage in at least _____ of physical activity every day and no more than ____ of screen time each day.

1 hour; 2 hours


According to the USDA, which item(s) would be considered a competitive food?

ice cream sold during lunch time in the cafeteria


What public food and nutrition program is required to provide one-fourth of the DRIs for children being served, based on age or grade group, and comply with the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans when analyzed over a week’s time?

School Breakfast Program


Nutrition recommendations should always be considered in the context of the child's environment.