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14 Question with answers about micronutrients

A quiz looking at micronutrients.

1. True or false? Fat soluble vitamins cannot be stored within the body. 

True

False

2. Vitamin A is important for… 

Dim light vision

Healthy skin and eyes

Resistance to infection

All of the above

3. In the summer months where is most of our vitamin D provided? 

Eggs

The sun

Meat

Carbohydrates

4. True or false? Vitamin C can help with the absorption of iron from plant sources. 

True

False

5. How much of the body’s calcium is found in the skeleton? 

10%

50%

90%

99%

6. Which of the following groups of people are most at risk of iron deficiency? 

Teenage girls

Women over the age of 70

Teenage Boys

Men over the age of 70

7. What is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide? 

Iron deficiency

Vitamin A deficiency

Zinc deficiency

Sodium deficiency

8. True or false? Micronutrients are needed in larger amounts than macronutrients. 

True

False

9. Which of the following vitamins is water soluble? 

A

C

E

K

10. True or false? Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium. 

True

False

11. True or false? Vitamin A deficiency is extremely common in the UK. 

True

False

12. Vitamin D is important for… 

The maintenance of normal bones and teeth

The maintenance of normal muscle function

The normal function of the immune system

All of the above

13. What is the maximum daily recommendation for salt consumption for people over the age of 11 years? 

4g/day

6g/day

8g/day

10g/day

14. Which one of the following vitamins is fat soluble? 

A

B6

C

Folate

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