• Jennifer May

How healthy is your diet?


Find out how healthy your diet really is with my quick and easy quiz. Remember though, this is just a general guide - everyone will need their own individual modifications to make a diet truly healthy for them.

Worried about your score? Why not submit your answers to us so that we can help you to get a better result next time.

How Healthy Is Your Diet?

Circle your answers after careful thought, then add up your points (numbers in parentheses).

  • How many fruits do you normally eat each day (1/2 cup fresh or dried fruit, 1 medium piece, 1 cup unsweetened juice)?

0 (-2)

1 (0)

2 to 3 (+2)

4 or more (+3) (score) _____

  • How many vegetable servings do you normally eat each day (1 cup leafy greens, 1/2 cup any other veggie, raw or cooked)?

  • 0 (-4)

  • 1 (0)

  • 2 (+1)

  • 3-4 (+2)

  • 5 or more (+3) (score) _____

  • How many different varieties of vegetables do you eat in a normal month?

  • 2 or less (-4)

  • 3 to 4 (0)

  • 5 to 6 (+1)

  • 7 to 8 (+3)

  • 9 or more (+4) (score) _____

  • How many times do you eat dried beans or peas (legumes, lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, green peas, etc.) in a normal week?

  • heaps, they give me gas but I eat them anyway (-3)

  • 0 (-2)

  • 1 to 2 (0)

  • 3 to 4 (+1)

  • 5 to 6 (+2)

  • 7 or more (+3)

  • They upset my tummy so I avoid them (+3) (score) _____

  • How many times do you eat red meat in a normal week?

  • 6 or more (-4)

  • 4 to 5 (-3)

  • 1 to 3 (-1)

  • Less than once a week (+2)

  • A couple of times a week but always organic grass fed (+3)

  • 0 (+3) (score) _____

  • How many times do you eat in a fast food restaurant in a normal week?

  • 6 or more (-5)

  • 4 to 5 (-4)

  • 1 to 3 (-3)

  • Less than once a week (-2)

  • 0 (0) (score) _____

  • In a typical day, what do you drink most often?

  • Soda (regular or diet) (-4)

  • Caffeinated coffee or tea (-1)

  • Decaffeinated coffee or tea (0)

  • Milk or fruit juice (0)

  • Herbal tea or water (+3) (score) _____

  • How many 12 oz. cans of soda do you drink in a normal day?

  • 6 or more (-5)

  • 4 to 5 (-4)

  • 2 to 3 (-3)

  • 1 (-2)

  • Less than 1 (-1)

  • 0 (0) (score) _____

  • How often do you eat fish in a typical week?

  • Never (-2)

  • Once (+1)

  • Twice (+2)

  • 3 to 5 times (+3) (score) _____

  • In a typical week, how often do you eat whole grains (100% whole grain bread, whole oats, brown rice, quinoa, whole rye crackers)?

  • Never but I eat white rice, white bread and cereal (-3)

  • Several times per day (-2)

  • 1 to 2 times a week (-1)

  • 3 to 4 times a week (0)

  • 5 to 6 times a week (+1)

  • 1 serving per day maximum (+3)

  • Never, I am grain free (+4) (score) _____

  • How often do you eat sweets such as cookies, cakes, or ice cream?

  • 1 or more times a day (-3)

  • Every other day (-2)

  • Twice a week (-1)

  • Once a week (0)

  • 2 to 3 times a month (+1)

  • Rarely (+3) (score) _____

Your Total Score__________________

Scoring: 22–29 – Great eating habits

17–21 – Pretty good eating habits

10–16 – Needs some improvement

9 or less – Needs much improvement; try to change one habit at a time

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