1. Which of the following statements about fiber is true?
  2. Which term describes the non-digestible carbohydrates and lignin that are intrinsic and intact in plants?
  3. Traditional classification of fiber based on its ability to dissolve in water has been proposed to be replaced by a new classification based on ____________.
  4. Which of the following accurately describes functional fiber?
  5. Which of the following is a key characteristic for classifying functional fiber?
  6. Dietary fiber and functional fiber both provide physiological benefits and are not differentiated within the intestinal tract.
  7. Beta-glucan, psyllium and wheat fibers are examples of dietary fiber but would be classified as a functional fiber if isolated before adding as an ingredient to foods.
  8. What is the primary mechanism(s) by which fibers may offer physiological benefits in humans?
  9. What was the primary conclusion of the review of studies on whole grains and evidence for reducing risk of cardiovascular disease conducted by the Life Sciences Research Office (LRSO)?
  10. A fiber-rich diet can aid in managing weight by
  11. Which of the following health benefits are associated with adequate intakes of fiber in children?
  12. The Adequate Intake (AI) level for fiber established by the Institute of Medicine is
  13. The typical American diet provides about how many grams of fiber daily?
  14. Which is not true about America’s fiber intake?
  15. Approximately how many more calories would adults consume if they were to meet daily fiber goals by doubling the fiber-containing foods in their diets?
  16. Which statement is not true about fiber and whole grains?
  17. Consumers choosing cereals made with whole grains can increase their fiber intake by flipping to the Nutrition Facts panel to see how much fiber the cereal provided (rather than assume it contained fiber)?
  18. Which factor(s) is likely contributing to America’s fiber deficit?
  19. What are some of the potential outcomes of adding fiber to processed foods?
  20. To help correct the fiber deficit, Americans should:
  21. Because different fibers have different physiological benefits, a mixture of fibers – including both “dietary” and “functional” fibers - from a variety of food sources is desirable.