Home > Diet and nutrition > Tools Am I shopping for the right foods? All sections in Tools » Fitness » Diet » Mind » Medical » General Take this quiz to see if you are a healthy shopper. Where do you do most of your shopping? a supermarketsmaller food chains such as delis, bakery and butcherthe convenience shops at the petrol station or corner cafés When do you do most of your grocery shopping? I have set times for doing grocery shoppingwhen I am hungry or when there is no food in the house Do you use a shopping list when shopping? always, and I stick to itsometimesseldom or I never stick to the list I make Do you stop and read the nutrition labels on new foods? most of the time especially if I am considering buying a new productsometimesseldom or never If you read or were to read the labels, what would you look for? the fat content, or if it contains artificial preservatives, flavourants or colourantsthe kilojoule/calorie contentnot sure Are you aware that low fat products are classified as less than 3g fat per 100g product? yesno or not sure Are you aware that fat free products are classified as less than 1g fat per 100g product? yesno When buying bread or rolls is it always wholewheat, rye or seed type breadbrown breadusually white bread Which breakfast cereals are usually found in your shopping basket? whole-wheat cereals such as bran flakes, low fat muesli or cooking porridges such as oatsnon-whole-wheat breakfast cereals such as corn flakes and rice crispiestoasted muesli, chocolate cluster type cereals or sugar coated cereals Do rice, maize, potatoes and/or pasta have a permanent spot in your shopping basket? yessometimesnever, those are banished foods with the diet I am following When buying dairy products such as milk or yoghurt, do you always buy fat-free productsbuy mostly low fat productsbuy full cream products or buy according to the price or buy irrespective of the fat content? When buying cheese or cheese products do you only buy fat free cottage or cream cheese or low fat hard cheesebuy mostly low fat cheese products or only a small amount of hard cheese (e.g. 100g block a week)buy the cheeses of your choice, according to the taste or price How many red meat products are in your shopping basket at any given shop? only one small portion such as a lean mince pack2 - 3 red meat productsmore than 3 red meat products When buying meat products do you always look for the lean cuts of meat or stickers indicating a lean cuttry and buy the less fatty looking cuts of meatbuy any meat (irrespective of the fat on the meat), processed meats and/or sausages or boerewors When buying chicken produce do you only buy skinless white meat i.e. the breastonly buy skinless, but not always the breast partbuy only whole chickens or chicken pieces such as drumsticks How many eggs do you buy per week on average? less than one per family memberless than three per family membermore than three per family member per week or more than one dozen per week Do you always buy fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables with every shop? yes, alwayssometimesno Do you buy a variety of fruit and vegetables (e.g. at least three different types of fruit and vegetables) yes, alwaysdepends on the seasonseldom Do you buy enough fruit to allow each family member at least two fruit servings a day? (fresh or tinned) yes, alwayssometimes, depends on what's on the shelfseldom Do you try and buy at least one type of yellow/orange (such as pumpkin) and dark green vegetable (such as spinach) with each shop? (fresh, tinned or frozen) alwayssometimes, depends on what is availableseldom How many bottles of oil do you buy on a monthly basis? (e.g. olive, sunflower, canola) one or lessbetween one and twoat least two bottles a month Which type oil do you usually buy? olive or canola oilsunflower oilother cooking fats How many 2,5kg packets of sugar do you purchase on a monthly basis? one packet only every second monthapproximately one packet per monthmore than one packet per month Which cold drinks or fluids go into your shopping basket on a regular basis? mineral water, fresh fruit juicessweetened fruit juices and cordialsnormal soft drinks such as cola How often are there chocolates, sweets or cakes in your shopping basket? seldom or neveronly on special occasions or once or twice a monthevery time I go to the shop, those foods creep into my basket Diet Tools Fitness Tools General Tools Medical Tools Mind Tools Am I eating correctly to lose weight? Am I eating correctly to stabilise my blood sugar levels? Am I eating right for my diabetes? Am I eating right to improve insulin resistance? Am I eating to control PMS? 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