We Can!® Energize Our Families:
Parent Program Online Training
Dietitian Continuing Education Self-Study Questions

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The We Can! Energize Our Families: Parent Program Online Training course has been approved for continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for registered dietitians.

Registered Dietitians may receive two CPEUs in Level 2 by completing the online training and correctly answering at least 80 percent, or eight of the following 10 questions. Your answers must be submitted on a separate answer sheet. Please download the answer sheet in Excel format (.xls) and enter your information in column labeled "Answers." Email your completed answer sheet to dejesusjm@mail.nih.gov, with the following subject line: RD CPEUs.

If you cannot use the Excel answer sheet, you may use the text answer sheet (please use the text answer sheet ONLY if you cannot use the Excel answer sheet). Mail the completed text answer sheet to:

Janet de Jesus, M.S.,R.D.,
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
31 Center Drive, MSC 2480
Building 31, Room 4A10
Bethesda, MD 20824-2480


Visit the NHLBI Continuing Education page for other continuing education opportunities.

Test Questions

  1. We Can! is a national movement designed to support families and communities in helping children:
    1. Lower their blood cholesterol levels
    2. Lose weight
    3. Maintain a healthy weight
    4. Lower their blood pressure level

  2. The primary target audience of We Can! is:

    1. Physicians and teachers
    2. Parents/primary caregivers of youth and youth ages 8-13
    3. Parents/primary caregivers of youth and youth ages 5-10
    4. Teachers and school food service

  3. The goal of the We Can! Parent Program is to teach parents about:
    1. Family time management, improving children's math skills, and decreasing stress in the home
    2. Eating healthier foods, being a better parent, and improving computer skills
    3. Cooking gourmet meals, family time management, and improving children's math skills
    4. Eating healthier foods, being more physically active, and reducing screen time

  4. Which of the following is NOT a reason why the number of overweight children and adults has increased over the years:

    1. Eating meals more often at home
    2. Eating larger portion sizes
    3. More time spent sitting in front of computers and TVs
    4. Less physical activity

  5. What percentage of American youth is overweight?

    1. More than 16%
    2. More than 20%
    3. About 10%
    4. About 25%

  6. Which of the following foods may make it difficult to maintain energy balance because they are often high in calories?

    1. Cereal and yogurt
    2. Foods that are high in fat or added sugar
    3. Sweet potatoes and rice
    4. Foods that are high in sodium

  7. Examples of GO Foods in the GO, SLOW, and WHOA foods chart are:

    1. Vegetables with sauces, whole grains, and lean meats
    2. Fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods and lean meats
    3. Dried fruit, eggs, and 2% milk
    4. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and non-fat or low-fat milk and milk products

  8. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines, how much physical activity should children get on most days of the week?

    1. 20 minutes
    2. 30 minutes
    3. 60 minutes
    4. 75 minutes

  9. Which is NOT a suggestion from We Can! to help families build physical activity into a busy week?

    1. Go for a walk on a Saturday morning or after dinner
    2. Have your family get up at 5 am every day to do pushups, sit ups and weight training
    3. Enroll your children in sports teams or lessons
    4. Find physical activities that your family enjoys regardless of the weather

  10. What amount of recreational screen time is recommended for children?

    1. No more than 30 minutes per day
    2. No more than 5 hours per day
    3. No more than 2 hours per day
    4. No more than 1 hour per day

Last Updated: February 13, 2013