Diet

Food provides energy and nutrients. Components of the diet have different sources and functions. An unbalanced diet can lead to deficiency diseases. Energy needs vary according to age and activity.

Diet

1

Why are proteins important in a balanced diet?

2

Which component do cheese, butter and margarine have in common?

3

What can happen to someone with too little vitamin A in their diet?

4

What can happen to someone with too little vitamin C in their diet?

5

What can happen to someone with too little vitamin D in their diet?

6

Which of these is a typical symptom of too little iron in the diet?

7

Why is fibre important in the diet?

8

Which mineral is needed to maintain healthy bones and teeth?

9

Who is likely to need to the most energy in their daily food intake?

10

What is a 'balanced' diet?

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