24 th March 2014 Hydration Quiz - Poole Hospital NHS Foundation

Nutrition and Hydration Awareness Week
17th-24th March 2014
Hydration Quiz
Hydrating is not something we think much about, it’s just something we do by drinking and
even eating. Yet many of us are already dehydrated and we don’t even know it! Hydrating or
drinking and nutrition are also particularly important when we are ill. Test your knowledge
below to win a meal for two in the Dolphin Restaurant:
Please return to the department of Nutrition and Dietetics via internal mail, email responses to
Dietitians.Hydration@poole.nhs.uk or hand to a ward dietitian. Closing date is Sunday 23rd March 2014. Winners will be
announced on Tuesday 25th March 2014.
Contact details:
1. What is the chemical formula for drinking
a. O2C3
b. CO2
c. H2O
2. What is the best drink to protect your teeth
and gums?
a. Fizzy cola
b. Water
c. Coffee
3. Which item does not count towards our fluid
a. Decaffeinated tea
b. Fruit juice
c. Weak squash
d. Alcohol
4. What is the ideal colour for your urine to be if
you are well hydrated?
a. Pale pink
b. Light brown
c. Pale yellow/clear
d. Dark yellow
5. How much of the body is made up of water?
a. 60%
b. 20%
c. 75%
6. How much water does simply breathing in and
out use up each day?
a. A pint
b. 30mls
c. Half a pint
7. Water is one of the six basic nutrients. It is
widely seen as the most important because
the body requires it constantly and all the
important chemical reactions – such as the
production of energy – take place in water.
What are the other 5 nutrients?
8. Which statement is NOT true:
a. Water contains no calories.
b. There are no health advantages to drinking
expensive bottled water instead of tap
water from the public water supply.
c. Being well hydrated helps medicines to
work more effectively and helps combat
the diuretic effect of some medicines.
d. Sparkling water contains more vitamins
than tap water.
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9. How long can humans live without water?
a. 2 days
b. 2 weeks
c. 7 days
10. Which of these is not a sign of dehydration?
a. Headache
b. Irritability
c. Tiredness
d. Bruising
11. True or false: Consuming sugary drinks slows
down the rate at which water can be absorbed
from the stomach.
12. How should you take your daily fluid intake?
a. All at once
b. Little sips regularly
c. A glass every 4 hours
13. True or false: Drinking water helps keep the
body flushed of waste products.
14. True or false: Fluid loss corresponding to 2.5%
of body weight has been shown to reduce an
athlete’s physical performance capacity by
15. Good hydration can help:
a. Prevent pressure ulcers
b. Prevent constipation
c. Heart disease
d. Bowel cancer
e. All of the above
16. True or false: Thirst is an excellent indicator of
17. What % of water comes from our food intake?
a. 5%
b. 10%
c. 20%
18. True or false: dehydration has been shown to
double the risk of mortality for patients
admitted to hospital with a stroke.
19. Should you rely on tea and coffee for your
fluid intake?
a. Yes
b. No
20. How much does it cost the NHS to provide a
patient with 2 litres of tap water a day for 5
a. 50p
b. £5
c. £500
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