Malnutrition: Causes of Over-nutrition and Under-nutrition & Most Affected Regions


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Approximately how many essential nutrients does the human body require to function properly?

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1. What is a possible outcome of long-term deficiency of vitamin A in children?

2. In which of the following countries would you predict to find over-nutrition prevalent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Malnutrition is a serious condition that can damage the human body. In this quiz, you'll be asked to recall results and causes of malnutrition, as well as places where malnutrition is a problem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This malnutrition quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall how many essential nutrients the body requires
  • Determine what is and is not a result of malnutrition
  • Recognize a country where over-nutrition is prevalent
  • Define malnutrition
  • Know what nutrient deficiency causes goiters

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information from the lesson on malnutrition
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not a result of malnutrition
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define malnutrition

Additional Learning

Want to learn more? The lesson called, Malnutrition: Causes of Over-nutrition and Under-nutrition & Most Affected Regions, covers the following objectives:

  • List nutrients
  • Differentiate between under-nutrition and over-nutrition
  • Provide symptoms of under-nutrition
  • Examine the countries that have under-nutrition problems
  • Define clinical obesity