Download CBSE NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 2 – Components of food
1. Name the major nutrients in our food.
Answer – Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Vitamins and Minerals.
2. Name the following:
(a) The nutrients which mainly give energy to our body – Carbohydrates
(b) The nutrients that are needed for the growth and maintenance of our body – Proteins
(c) A vitamin required for maintaining good eyesight – Vitamin A
(d) A mineral that is required for keeping our bones healthy – Calcium
3. Name two foods each rich in:
(a) Fats – Groundnuts, Meat
(b) Starch – Potatoes, Rice
(c) Dietary fibre – Fruits, Leafy vegetables
(d) Protein – Beans, Fish
4. Tick (√) the statements that are correct.
(a) By eating rice alone, we can fulfill nutritional requirement of our body. (x)
(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. (x)
5. Fill in the blanks.
(a) Rickets is caused by deficiency of Vitamin D.
(b) Deficiency of Vitamin B1 causes a disease known as beri-beri.
(c) Deficiency of Vitamin C causes a disease known as Scurvy.
(d) Night blindness is caused due to deficiency of Vitamin A in our food.
Topics Covered in NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 2 – Components of food
- What do different food items contain?
- What do various nutrients do for our body?
- Balance diet
- Deficiency diseases