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Class 6 Science Components of Food Questions And Answers

Last updated on September 17th, 2023 at 11:45 pm

Components of Food Class 6 questions and answers


Components of Food Class 6 Questions And Answers by online-shiksha


  • Question – Name the major nutrients in our food.
  • Ans – Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals are the most important nutrients in our diet. Besides this, food contains dietary fibres and water.


Question – Name the following:

  • The nutrients mainly give energy to our body.
  • Ans – Carbohydrate and fats


  • The nutrients that are needed for the growth and maintenance of our body.
  • Ans – Protein


  • A vitamin required for maintaining good eyesight.
  • Ans – Vitamin A


  • A mineral that is required for keeping our bones healthy.
  • Ans – Calcium


Name two foods each rich in:

  • (a) Fats – Oil and Ghee
  • (b) Starch – Rice and Potato
  • (c) Dietary fibre – Banana , Orange
  • (d) Protein – Eggs and dairy products


Tick (√) the statements that are correct.

  1. By eating rice alone, we can fulfil the nutritional requirement of our body. ( )
  2. Deficiency diseases can be prevented by eating a balanced diet. ( )
  3. A balanced diet for the body should contain a variety of food items. ( )
  4. Meat alone is sufficient to provide all nutrients to the body. ( )

Answers of True/False

  1. False
  2. True
  3. True
  4. False


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 ______________.

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