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Take the Hy-Vee nutrition quiz

February 18, 2009

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Hy-Vee Inc. recently rolled out new nutrition labels. The labels score food on a scale of 1 to 100 with 100 being the most nutritious. The scoring system called NuVal Nutritional Scoring System was developed by medical and nutrition experts. Which of the following foods is the most nutritious in its category based on the scoring system?

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Cereals

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Fruits

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Bread

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Snacks

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Cookies

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Answers

Here are how the foods and the ratings they received. The most nutritious foods are in bold.

• Cereals — Wheaties (28), Cheerios (34), Special K (23), Post Shredded Wheat (91), Fiber One (52).

• Fruits — Banana (91), Red Delicious apple (96), Strawberry (100), Cantaloupe (93), Clementine (94).

• Breads — Sara Lee 100 percent multi-grain (28), Oroweat whole grain and flax (44), Wonder whole grain white (33), Sara Lee soft and smooth 100 percent whole wheat (31), Wonder classic (23).

• Snacks — Whole grain cheddar Goldfish crackers (28), Barbecue Cape Cod Potato chips (31), Cheerios snack mix original (21), Rold Gold fat-free pretzels (11), Barbecue Baked Lays (23).

• Cookies — Fig Newtons (17), Reduced fat Nilla wafers (5), Hy-Vee brand low-fat Honey Graham crackers (23), Honey Teddy Grahams (23), Oreo Double Stuf peanut butter creme (24).

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