Nutrition Month: Can University Students Answer Nutrition Questions?
Hello, my name is Sara. I’m Rose. I’m
Alena. And today we are representing Nutrition Science Student Association at Ottawa University.
We are walking around on campus to see what students know about nutrition, because its
Nutrition Month in March! Follow us through our journey!
So, I’m just going to be talking a little bit about the recommendations from the new
Canadian Food Guide that came out in 2019. Basically, Health Canada recommends that half
of your plate is vegetables and fruits, so eat your vegetables and fruits. A quarter
of your plate should be protein, so we are talking about eggs, meat, legumes. And also,
the last quarter of your plate should be whole grain foods, so for example brown rice. And
that you should also make water your drink of choice. That being said, we are going to
test your guys’ knowledge on campus to see what you guys know about nutrition.
So today we’ll just ask you general knowledge nutrition questions.
Ok. Just to test you a little bit, it will be
fun! Do you know that there is a new Canadian food
guide that came out in 2019? I did not know that.
Have you guys heard that there is a new Canadian food guide that came out in 2019?
I heard something about it, but not too much about it.
Do you know one of the recommendations from the new Canadian food guide?
Ummm, no. I think they upped the amounts of fruits your
supposed to eat or is like recommended, and I think its 6, or 7 to 8 servings for fruit.
So, there are no servings anymore, but you are right that half your plate has to be fruits
and veggies. No, no, that’s good to know because usually
I just eat meat… I just only eat meat. Is that bad?
I mean…. Do you cook?
Yes. Ok. Do you know how many millilitres are in
a tablespoon? No.
Do you know how many millilitres are in a tablespoon?
Oh shit. No.
Is this math now? No, I don’t.
Oh, my goodness. I’m going to say 15. Yes! You are the first one that got it!
Oh shit! Good job!
Do you know the difference between being vegetarian and vegan?
Yes. Tell me.
So vegetarian means, well, so I was vegan for a while, but I just switched to vegetarian.
So vegan means no milk, eggs, like no meat, no fish, like no seafood at all. And vegetarian
means just no meat. Yeah! Good job, there you go.
Can lemon water detox your body? Oh, yes?
I would say no, not really. I don’t think so.
Why not? Because I don’t think there is enough antioxidants
in lemon. Like just a slice of lemon in water to do enough to detox your body, but yeah
no. I mean if it was that powerful, I think everyone
would be drinking lemon water. Good point! Basically, you don’t need to
rest your body from digestion and there are no scientific, there is no scientific proof
that it does have health benefits. Ok, so those like detox stuff at Popeye’s,
its just like, you don’t really need it? It’s a lot of marketing I would say.
Oh damn. Most of the time.
Looks like I spent my money where I should have been pending it on fruits and vegetables.
Do you know why there is a bitter taste when you drink orange juice after you brush your
I don’t know, I would just guess. That’s a harder one.
Something to do with the palette I would assume. There are basically chemicals in the toothpaste
that block your sweet taste receptors and they destroy a molecule that decreases the
bitter taste. Interesting. Interesting.
What are the three basic macro-nutrients of food?
Fats, carbohydrates, and proteins? Yes!
Is it a hard question? Yeah, that’s hard…
Protein, fat, and carbs. Yes! Good job!
I know this… uhhh. Not calcium. Proteins. Carbs.
Fats? There we go, you complete each other.
Like that kind of stuff? Ok. Umm, protein.
Yes! And one last one! Oh! Fat! Lipids.
There we go! Yeah!
Well there you go, he learnt something today! I did, there you go. I actually did!
Alright, thank you so much for participating. No problem!
Canadian Food Guide. Yeah, for sure.
And a clementine. Oh, I love these!
That’s it for us, thank you so much for participating! We’ll get you a food guide
and a clementine for your participation. You guys get an orange.
Oh, thank you! Hey, is that a clementine? Thank you!
Thank you, guys, for watching and thank you to all the participants. We hope that you
learned something today. For us, it was really fun to do. If you have any more questions,
visit the Health Canada website. They have a lot more information about the Canadian
Food Guide. Thank you! Welcome back to my channel guys! This is Sara
so I’m just going to be talking about the new Canadian Food Guide.
Ok. Uhhh. Ok. Wait. Sorry. Sorry, sorry sorry. Is that how you say it? Legumes? Legumes? Legumes? I can’t. You have to eat more vegetables then carbs now, or something? Is that what we did? Let’s see if we have something else here. Whoops, I’m not talking.. I haven’t seen this one yet. Hello. Hi. What’s up? We’re back! Ummmmmmmm… Papaya?! No one eats papaya. Wait, I don’t know what Im going to say! Hello? What is happening? Knock, knock. Who’s there. Who’s there? I don’t remember. See ya!