Major Risks to Children's Health


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This age group is at the highest risk for childhood death:

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1. This is the main cause of death among American children.

2. This occurs when food intake lacks adequate micronutrients and vitamins:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of major risks to children's health. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes identifying the age group at the highest risk for childhood death as well as the risks of inadequate food and nutrition among children.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Age group with the greatest risk for death during childhood
  • Primary cause of death for American children
  • Effect of insufficient vitamins and micronutrients in food

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on childhood health risks
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the risks associated with inadequate nutrition and food
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of preventative measures

Additional Learning

To learn more about children's health concerns, review the accompanying lesson entitled Major Risks to Children's Health. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know three major risks to children's health
  • Tell three ways to prevent injury in children
  • Differentiate between hunger and malnutrition
  • Relate three strategies for preventing childhood illnesses