Components of Food NCERT Solutions of Chapter 2 Class 6th Science
In this post we will solve the textual questions of 6th Class NCERT of JKBOSE Chapter 2 Components of Food
1. Name the major nutrients or components of food?
Answer: The major nutrients in our food are carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals
2. Why should we include vitamins in our diet?
Answer: We should include vitamins in our diet because they keep us healthy and protect us from diseases.
3. What is the aim of Mid-Day Meal Programme?
Answer: The main aim of the Mid day Meal Programme is to provide nutritious food to the children studying in primary and upper primary classes.It also aims to encourage children from poor and disadvantaged sections of society to attend the school regularly.
4. Name the following:
a. The nutrients which mainly give energy to our body.
b. The nutrients that are needed for the growth and maintenance of our body.
c. A vitamin required for maintaining good eyesight.
d. A mineral that is required for keeping our bones healthy.
Answer: a) Carbohydrates and fats b) Proteins c) Vitamin A d) Calcium
5. Name two foods each rich in:
c. Dietary fibre
a. Ghee and Butter
b. Wheat and Rice
c. Vegetables and Fruits
d. Chicken and Beef
6. Tick ( ) the statements that are correct.
a. By eating rice alone, we can fulfill nutritional requirement of our body. ( )
b. Deficiency diseases can be prevented by eating a balanced diet. ( )
c. Balanced diet for the body should contain a variety of food items. ( )
d. Meat alone is sufficient to provide all nutrients to the body. ( )
Answer: Only statements (b) and (c) are correct.
7. Fill in the blanks.
a. ______________ is caused by deficiency of Vitamin D.
b. Deficiency of ______________ causes a disease known as beri-beri.
c. Deficiency of Vitamin C causes a disease known as ______________.
d. Night blindness is caused due to deficiency of ____________ in our food.
e. Proteins of animal origin are _________,______________and_________.
f. Roughage helps in proper functioning of the ________.
g. Deficiency of Iodine leads to ________.
a. Rickets b. Vitamin B c. Scurvy d. Vitamin A e. Meat, fish and eggs f. Digestive System g. Goitre
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