Class 6Science

NCERT Class 6 Science Solutions Chapter 1: Components of Food

Exercise Questions and solutions of Chapter 1: Components of Food

1. Name the major nutrients in our food.

Solution:

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.

(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.

Solution:

a) Carbohydrates

b) Proteins and minerals

c) Vitamin A

d) Calcium

3. Name two foods, each rich in:

(a) Fats

(b) Starch

(c) Dietary fibre

(d) Protein

Solution:

a) Cream, butter

b) Rice, wheat

c) Whole grains, raw vegetables

d) Milk, soya bean

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

(a) By eating rice alone, we can fulfill the nutritional requirements 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. ( )

Solution:

(a) By eating rice alone, we can fulfill the nutritional requirements 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. ( )

5. Fill in the blanks.

(a) ______________ is caused by the deficiency of Vitamin D.

(b) Deficiency of ______________ causes a disease known as beriberi.

(c) Deficiency of Vitamin C causes a disease known as ______________.

(d) Night blindness is caused due to deficiency of ____________ in our food.

Solution:

(a) Rickets 

(b) Vitamin B1

(c) Scurvy.

(d) Vitamin A

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