Quiz: Food Cravings – Do they Mean Anything?

Food cravings – we all experience them at some point. Take this quiz and see how well you understand what triggers food cravings and how we can overcome them.

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Deborah Tukua

Deborah Tukua is a natural living, healthy lifestyle writer and author of 7 non-fiction books, including Pearls of Garden Wisdom: Time-Saving Tips and Techniques from a Country Home, Pearls of Country Wisdom: Hints from a Small Town on Keeping Garden and Home, and Naturally Sweet Blender Treats. Tukua has been a writer for the Farmers' Almanac since 2004.

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Rosia Morrison

Just guessed at the two I missed ,Guessed Wrong ** Not bad ** Loved the test **

wayne keith

8 of 10 is only a B? That was a pretty hard test. I deserve at least a B+

Joy will

I have pica I crave and eat a 7 lb bag of ice a day.
I have been to the dr and she gave me iron and a few other things , but I still have the crave the ice.

Denise T

This is an exceptionally well-written quiz. It could be used as an example in a college course where they are preparing future teachers for the classroom situations they will face.


I was just discussing food cravings the other day. Occationally I will crave potatoes. French fries mostly, but mashed or potatoe chips will do fine. All of my labs are normal, no low readings to indicate deficiency. But, I just crave potatoes! Don’t know why. Wish someone could explain it.


Good quiz. Pica and food cravings might also indicate a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Before she could talk, my daughter ate chalk. We had to hide her older sister’s drawing tools, or she would eat the whole box! We discovered that she had an allergy to cow’s milk so her body was not getting enough calcium. An allergic reaction to a food indicates that the body is not properly processing that food.

When we switched to goat’s milk and calcium-fortified orange juice, and pushed green leafy vegetables, she stopped eating chalk.

Mary L

9 out of 10 right. I knew the one I missed but talked myself out of it. Great Quiz.

Evangelline Williams

I got 6 of the quiz right, so why do I still have over 50% cravings. I am a sucker for quizzes.

Fred Pollard

Cool Quiz!

Staten Island John

Cool Quiz and packed with information

If I say “well done” will it start a craving ?

sharon stanfill

I found this quiz informing. I live in the south and know about people eating clay, but did not know the term (Pica) used for it.

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