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CPE Quiz: Children's Dietary Recommendations: When Urban Myths, Opinions, Parental Perceptions and Scientific Evidence Collide

Question 1When providing recommendations to consumers on health issues, it's important for health professionals to consider the strength of the available scientific evidence. Types of research studies may be ranked from strongest to weakest as follows: randomized controlled trials; non-randomized control trials; observational studies with controls; observational studies without controls.
Question 2Which of the following statements regarding fluoride treatments for children is true?

Question 3Strong scientific evidence shows that sugar consumption does not cause behavioral problems in children. However, many parents continue to believe that it does. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 4The body of scientific research shows that artificial food colorings cause behavioral problems in children.
Question 5Which of the following statements about aspartame metabolism is false?

Question 6According to a 2007 study published in Pediatrics, participants in the America on the Move program received weight management benefits when they increased exercise and did which of the following?

Question 7The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a health claim stating that certain low-calorie sweeteners do not promote tooth decay.
Question 8Including low-calorie sweeteners in nutrient-rich foods such as milk and yogurt may increase palatability of these foods among children.
Question 9What is a probable reason that some parents believe urban myths about children's health rather than scientific evidence to the contrary?

Question 10Which of the following steps can health professionals take to help correct nutrition misinformation?