Minerals in Our Food: Functions in the Body & Food Sources


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Explain the difference between trace minerals and macrominerals.

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1. All of the following are trace minerals EXCEPT _____, which is a macromineral.

2. Which of the following statements best defines a mineral?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the sources of minerals found in food and their respective roles in the human body. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include being able to identify trace minerals and macrominerals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Picking out a trace mineral from a list of other substances
  • Identifying a macromineral compound from a list of substances
  • The term for an inorganic compound needed in small amounts to regulate your body processes and health
  • The condition resulting in a lack of iodine
  • The condition resulting from a lack of iron

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as macrominerals and trace minerals
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on sources of minerals in food and their roles in the body
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding disorders resulting from lack of minerals and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about minerals

Additional Learning

To learn more about the minerals that the human body needs in order to function properly, review the corresponding lesson on Sources of Minerals in Food and Their Roles in the Body. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand why the body needs minerals
  • Define the terms 'macromineral' and 'trace mineral'
  • Explore some examples of minerals and their functions in the body