Food Allergies & Food Intolerance: Types & Symptoms


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If a woman experiences abdominal pain and cramps after eating foods containing wheat, she might be suffering from this condition.

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1. A person with Lactose Intolerance would have trouble digesting this food.

2. A food intolerance involves this system.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of the different types of food intolerances and allergies and their symptoms. Some of the things you'll be tested on include common food allergens and different types of food intolerances.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Lactose intolerance
  • Gluten intolerance
  • What bodily system is involved in a food intolerance
  • Common food allergens
  • The term for a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about food allergies in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as lactose intolerance and gluten intolerance
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the differences between an allergy and an intolerance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding common food allergens

Additional Learning

To learn more about sensitivities to food, review the corresponding lesson on Characteristics and Types of Food Allergies and Intolerance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between an allergy and an intolerance
  • Define food intolerance
  • Discuss common types of food intolerance
  • Define food allergy
  • Discuss common food allergens
  • Explore the symptoms of a food allergy