Balanced Diet Quiz


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It is a serious condition that happens when a person’s diet does not contain the right amount of nutrients the body needs in order to function well.

A. Malnutrition

B. Nutrition

C. Balance meal

D. Proper nutrition


What nutrient keeps our bodies hydrated?
A. Vitamins and Minerals
B. Protein
C. Water
D. Carbohydrates


What is a goiter?

A. An enlarged thyroid gland

B. A vitamin C deficiency

C. Malnutrition


One of the first signs of a vitamin A deficiency is:
A. dry skin
B. poor vision at night
C. vomiting
D. yellow/orange colored skin


A disease resulting from a lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

A. Obesity

B. Diarrhea

C. Scurvy


Small, linked units that are not made by living things

A. Minerals

B. Amino Acids

C. Raw Materials

D. Vitamins


What is kwashiorkor caused by?

A. Severe malnutrition

B. Overnutrition

C. Junk food


A sugar that is a major source of energy for the bod’s cells

A. Glucose

B. Mineral

C. Sugar

D. Cellulose


_________ are a major source of energy and can come from bread, pasta, potato, and rice
A. proteins
B. carbohydrates
C. calories
D. cholesterol


What are the six types of nutrients your body needs to carry out all its essential processes?

A. Proteins, vitamins, viruses, water, minerals, carbohydrates

B. Minerals, fats, proteins, water, oxygen, vitamins

C. Carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, water

D. Carbohydrates, fats, protists, vitamins, minerals, water


Which nutrient helps you feel full and also helps with digestion?
A. Fats
B. Sugar
C. Protein
D. FIber


Your body needs ________ for growth and repair
A. carbohydrates
B. protein
C. calories
D. glucose


How does calcium help our body?
A. Builds muscle
B. Helps eyesight
C. Develops red blood cells
D. Builds strong bones


Calcium, Sodium, and Fluoride are examples of ________?
A. Minerals
B. Vitamins
C. Fruits
D. Fiber


identify three reasons why your body needs food

A. to understand nutrition

B. to develope

C. To store fat

D. to grow, repair tissues and have energy


If a person has a deficiency in Iron, they may have…
A. scurvy
B. Rickets
C. Osteoporosis
D. Anemia


Nutrients that provide raw materials for growth and tissue repair

A. Fats

B. Minerals

C. Proteins

D. Photosynthesis


Energy-containing nutrients that include sugars and starch

A. Carbohydrates

B. Minerals

C. Bread

D. Calorie




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