Chapter-2 Components of Food

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CBSE Class 6 Science Chapter-2 Exercise Questions and Answers - Components of Food

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Chapter -2 

Components of Food

Exercise :-.

1. Name the major nutrients in our food.

Ans:-The major nutrients in our food are Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, Vitamins, Minerals and dietary fibres.

2. Name the following:

(a) The nutrients which mainly give energy to our body.

Ans:- Carbohydrates

(b) The nutrients that are needed for the growth and maintenance of our body.

Ans:- Proteins and minerals

(c) A vitamin required for maintaining good eyesight.

Ans:- Vitamin A

(d) A mineral that is required for keeping our bones healthy.

Ans:- Calcium

3. Name two foods, each rich in:

(a) Fats :- Cheese, Cream

(b) Starch:- Rice, Wheat

(c) Dietary fibre :- Grains, Raw Vegetables

(d) Protein :- Milk, Egg

4. Tick (√) the statements that are correct.

(a) By eating rice alone, we can fulfil the nutritional requirements of our body. ( )

Ans :- ( × )

(b) Deficiency diseases can be prevented by eating a balanced diet. ( )

Ans:- ( √ )

(c) Balanced diet for the body should contain a variety of food items. ( )

Ans:- ( √ )

(d) Meat alone is sufficient to provide all nutrients to the body. ( )

Ans:- ( × )

5. Fill in the blanks.

(a) ______________ is caused by the deficiency of Vitamin D. ( Ans:- Rickets )

(b) Deficiency of ______________ causes a disease known as beriberi. ( Ans:- Vitamin B1 )

(c) Deficiency of Vitamin C causes a disease known as ______________. ( Ans:- Scurvy )

(d) Night blindness is caused due to deficiency of ____________ in our food. ( Ans:- Vitamin A )


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