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Monday, 12 August, 2002, 15:18 GMT 16:18 UK
Food for thought: Take the 4x4 quiz
Fish and chips and bowl of fruit

Annie Seeley, nutritionist with the Food Commission, has put together this quiz for 4x4 Reports.

The FC is an independent consumer watchdog which campaigns for healthier and safer food in the UK.

In March 2002, Annie set up the Parents Jury to promote healthy eating for children.

Over 85% of children are eating diets that contain more than the maximum recommended amount of sugar. Many breakfast cereals are high in sugar. How much sugar do you think Sugar Puffs contain?
A: 29%
B: 39%
C: 49%
D: 59%
Which of these common food ingredients isn't a type of sugar?
A: Fructrose
B: Glucose
C: Aspartame
D: Dextrose
How much cheese should you expect to find in a packet of Cheese Flavour Crisps?
A: None
B: 5%
C: 15%
D: 25%
What is Acesulfame-K?
A: A food colouring
B: A food preservative
C: An artificial sweetener
D: A thickening agent
Descriptions on food labels can be very misleading. Three of these terms are meaningless, but one isn't. Which description can you trust?
A: Wholesome
B: Organic
C: Selected
D: Farmhouse
Flavourings have to be declared as an ingredient, but they don't have to be listed individually. How many different flavourings are used in the food we eat?
A: Up to 1,000
B: 1,000 to 2,000
C: 2000 to 3,000
D: over 3,000
If a can of ravioli contains 'fresh pasta' how old do you think the pasta could be?
A: A few days
B: A few weeks
C: A few months
D: A few years
High salt consumption is linked to high blood pressure, which is in turn linked to strokes and heart attacks. Many processed foods contain surprisingly high levels of salt. Which of these four foods isn't a high salt product?
A: Heinz Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce
B: Kellogg's Corn Flakes
C: Shredded Wheat
D: McVitie's HobNobs biscuits
Following criticism from health campaigners Sunny Delight was recently relaunched with a higher juice content. How much fruit juice will you now find in a typical bottle of Sunny D?
A: 5%
B: 15%
C: 25%
D: 50%
Jammie Dodgers are described as 'a sandwich biscuit comprising two crisp shortcake biscuits held together with a generous filling of raspberry jam'. The jam is made from one of the following fruits, which one?
A: Strawberry
B: Apple
C: Plum
D: Raspberry
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