What Are Fortified Foods? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following best defines fortified foods?

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1. What was the original purpose of food fortification?

2. Staple foods, such as cereal grains and rice might get fortified with this nutrient to prevent visual impairment?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you to evaluate your understanding of food fortification. You will be assessed on why food is fortified, as well as the benefits and risks of fortification.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to evaluate your understanding of the following information:

  • The purpose of food fortification
  • The various vitamins and minerals that are used in food fortification
  • The definition of fortified foods
  • Risks associated with fortification

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related fortified foods lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about fortification in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as mandated fortification and voluntary fortification

Additional Learning

To learn more about food fortification, review the accompanying lesson on Fortified Foods. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define fortified foods
  • Understand why food is fortified
  • Understand the value of food fortification
  • Know and understand the risks associated with food fortification
  • Recall the vitamins and minerals that are most commonly used in food fortification