What Are Micronutrients? - Definition, Types, Foods & Importance


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The two types of micronutrients are

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1. Which vitamin is water soluble?

2. Which mineral is only needed in trace amounts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help evaluate your understanding of micronutrients. You will be quizzed on the types of micronutrients and related facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review:

  • Types of micronutrients
  • Water-soluble vitamins
  • Minerals required in trace amounts
  • A non-example of a nutrient dense food
  • A micronutrient that has not been identified as insufficient in developing countries

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding water-soluble vitamins, trace minerals, and micronutrients
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson, such as types of micronutrients
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a food that is not nutrient dense

Additional Learning

To learn more about micronutrients, review the complementary lesson called What Are Micronutrients? - Definition, Types, Foods & Importance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the two types of micronutrients
  • Understand various types of vitamins, including water-soluble and fat soluble
  • Explain the different types of minerals, including macrominerals and microminerals
  • Discover some of the important micronutrients and foods that contain them
  • Discuss the importance of micronutrients