Type
Crossword
Description

What vitamin helps turn carboyrdates into energy? Vitamin B1
What vitamin helps your body release energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins? Vitamin B2
What vitamin is needed for a healthy nervous system? Vitamin B3
What vitamin helps your body make non-essential amino acids? Vitamin B6
What vitamin helps prevent birth defects? Folic Acid
What vitamin works with folate to help build red blood cells and form genetic material? Vitamin B12
What vitamin promotes normal growth and development? Pantothenic Acid
What vitamin helps your body use carbohydrates? Biotin
What vitamin helps your body heal wounds and resist infections? Vitamin C
What vitamin helps protect you from infections? Vitamin A
What vitamin helps build strong teeth and bones? Vitamin D
What vitamin works as an antioxidant? Vitamin E
What vitamin is necessary for blood to clot normally? Vitamin K

Vitamins & Minerals Crossword

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Crossword
Description

__________ helps in energy production and helps the body resist infection. NIACIN
Meat, poultry, leafy vegetables, dried fruit all help with _________. IRON
_________, orange fruits, dairy products all help with vitamin A. SPINACH
Vitamin E is a _____________. ANTIOXIDANT
Vitamin B helps protect against __________ and form red blood cells. INFECTION
Vitamin D enchances __________ absorption. CALCIUM
___________ builds and renews bones and teeth. PHOSPHORUS
Vitamin A promotes ___________ skin and hair. HEALTHY
Calcium regulates __________, muscles and nerves. HEARTBEAT
___________ maintains healthy nerves, brain and muscle functions. THIAMIN
A vitamin that keeps the lining of the nose,mouth and digestive tract healthy is ________. RIBOFLAVIN
Another name for folic acid that helps rebuild red blood cells and prevents birth defects is _________. FOLATE
Iron helps rebuild and renew _________ to carry oxygen to cells. HEMOGLOBIN
Sodium, chloride and ____________ help with muscles and nerve actions. POTASSIUM
Foods like meat, liver, fish, dairy products, whole grain breads are all good sources of _________. ZINC
Sodium, chloride and potassium help maintain the body's __________ of fluid. BALANCE
Small amounts of __________ is added to the water supply in many communities. FLUORIDE
Vitamin K helps blood ________. CLOT
The body also ____________ vitamin D itself when exposed to sunlight. PRODUCES
Vitamin C helps wounds ________, keeps blood vessels healthy and increases resistance to infections. HEAL

Vitamins and Minerals Worksheet

Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

Positively charged extracellular electrolyte Sodium
Important for bone formation and a primary compound in ATP Phosphorus
Deficiency can lead to Beriberi Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
Vitamin deficiency that causes ariboflavinosis Riboflavin
Deficiency found in corn based diets causing Pellagra Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Reduces risk of CVD by converting a.a. Homocysteine to Cysteine Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
Too much of this vitamin can mask a simultaneous B12 deficiency Folate
Deficiency is seen in people who consume high amounts of egg whites over long period Biotin
Synthesis of thyroid hormone Iodine
Intrinsic factor aids in absorption in the small intestine Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)
Water-soluble vitamin-like nutrient Choline
Negatively charged extracellular electrolyte Chloride
Hyperkalemia alters normal rhythms of the heart Potassium

Vitamins & Mineral Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

______ Helps in energy production, maintains healthy nerves, brain and muscle functions. Thiamin
Riboflavin helps in energy production also helps the body resist ____ and keeps lining of nose, mouth and digestive track healthy. Infection
Niacin ( B3) is needed for a healthy _____ system. nervous
______ helps in energy production, needed for healthy nervous system, helps protect against infection and helps form red blood cells. Pyridoxine
Vitamin (B12) helps in energy production, needed for healthy nervous system, helps build red blood cells and also helps form ______ material genetic
Folate (folic acid) helps red blood cells, may helps protect against ______ disease and helps prevent birth defects. Heart
Vitamin C increases resistance to infection, maintains healthy ______ and gums, helps wounds heal and keeps blood vessels healthy. teeth
______ vitamins include vitamins A, D, E and K in fats. both in food and your body. stores this vitamin in body fat and in the liver. Fatsoluable
Vitamins A, C, and E act as ____ helping to protect the bodies cells from damage that can lead to health problems antioxidants
Vitamin A is an antioxidant, promotes growth and healthy skin and _____, helps eyes adjust to darkness, and helps body resist infections Hair
Vitamin D helps build strong _____ and teeth and also enhances calcium absorption Bones
Vitamin E is a antioxidant helps form red ____ cells and muscles also protects other nutrients from damage Blood
Vitamin K helps blood to ______ Clot
_____ builds and renews bones plus teeth, regulates heartbeat, muscles and nerves. Calcium
Phosphorus ______ and renews bones plus teeth, helps in energy production Builds
magnesium builds and renews bones also helps ______ and muscle function Nerve
Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium help maintain the bodies balance of ______ and helps with muscle and nerve actions_ Fluid
Iron helps and renew hemoglobin to carry ______ to cells Oxygen
Zinc helps heal wounds plus form blood also helps in growth and maintenance of the bodies _____ Tissues
Floride helps prevent tooth ______ by strengthening teeth Decay

Vitamin and Mineral Bingo

Type
Bingo Cards
Description

Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Folate
Niacin
Roboflavin
Thiamin
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron
Magnesium
Phosphorus
Potassium
Zinc
Minerals
Vitamins
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B3
Fruits
Vegetables

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The 6 Main Nutrients Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What mineral helps strengthen bones and teeth? Calcium
75% of your body is composed of this Water
Saturated and Unsaturated are examples of what? Fats
A lack of this vitamin can cause scurvy Vitamin C
Another word for salt is? Sodium
This nutrient is important during pregnacy Folic Acid
Peanuts, Treenuts, Whole Grains and Oils are food sources for what nutrient? Vitamin E
Trans Fat is in what type of food? Processed
Simple and _______ carbohydrates Complex
Vitamin C helps this system function? Immune
What nutrient helps carry oxegen to the cells? Iron
Caloriesis another word for ______ Energy
What is the source for unsaturated fat? Plants
Beef, Chicken, Pork, Eggs, Milk, Cheese, Sour Cream, Butter and Yogurt come from this source? Animals
14 is examples of this type of fat? Saturated
_____ is not considered a nutrient because it does not get absorbed by the body. Fibre
Vitamin K promotes ______ blood clotting Normal
__________ protein helps with tissue repair and growth Incomplete
Jam and Cornsyrup are examples of ______ _____________. simple carbohydrates
Vitamin D helps to prevent __________ depression
Vitamin A helps prevent night _________ blindness
Vitamin E is an ___________ antioxident

Nutrition Word Search

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Word Search
Description

niacin
phosphorus
potassium
sodium
zinc
selenium
iron
magnesium
Calcium
Vitamin C
Vitamin B12
Folate
Vitamin B6
Thiamine
Vitamin k
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Riboflavin
vitamin A

Nutrients Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Chemical substances from food your body needs to live Nutrients
Poinsoning Toxicity
Purified nutrient or nonnutrient substances that are manufactured or extracted from natural sources Dietary Supplements
a substance that prevents or slows chemical reactions involving oxygen antioxidant
The body's chief source of energy, coming mostly from plant foods Cabohydrates
the form of sugar carried in the bloodstream for energy use throughout the body Glucose
A form of complex carbohydrates from plants that humans can not digest Fiber
Chemical chains that contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms Fatty Acids
Fatty acids with odd molecular shape Fatty Acids
Fatlike substance found in every cell of the body Cholesterol
Chemical compounds that are found in every body cell Proteins
the building blocks of proteins Amino Acids
used to make a chemical compound the eyes need to adapt to darkness - found in orange and dark green fruits and vegetables Vitamin A
Promotes the growth and proper mineralization of bones and teeth - found in eggs, liver, and fatty fish Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency can result in this Rickets
In humans this functions as an antioxidant - found in fats and oils, whole grain breads and cereals, liver, eggs Vitamin E
Known as the blood clotting vitamin - found in leafy green vegetables and cauliflower Vitamin K
Also known as asorbic acid - helps in the formation and maintenance of collagen Vitamin C
a prolonged deficiency of Vitamin C Scurvy
Known as Vitamin B - helps the body release energy from food - found in all foods EXCEPT fats, oils and refined sugars Thiamin
Vitamin B2 - a member of the B-complex group - helps with the breakdown of carbohydrates Riboflavin
Helps the body produce normal blood cells - very important in the diet of pregnant women Folate

VITAMINS AND MINERALS Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Vitamin A can be found in vegetables and fruits that are this color orange
When you spend time outside in the sunshine, your body makes Vitamin D
Vitamins are Fat Soluble A D E K
Type of vitamins that needs to be taken daily because they regularly gets flushed out water soluble
Fat soluble vitamin that is an antioxidant and good for your skin Vitamin E
This vitamin is good for your immune system and found in citrus fruits Vitamin C
_____________________ - flav is usually add back into bread & grain products Riboflavin
Pregnant women need this before an during pregnancy Folate
Only found in Animal Foods Vitamin B12
Makes up 60% of your body Water
Dangerous for kids because they can easily overdose Caffeine
Found in milk, a mineral good for bones Calcium
Many Americans get much more of this than they need Sodium
Found in Bananas, an important electrolyte Potassium
Deficiency in this is called anemia Iron
Vegans are at risk for being low in iron and vitamin B12
Trace Mineral that has 100 functions in the human body zinc
Needed in very small amounts but very important Trace minerals

The 6 Main Nutrients Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Your body is composed of 75% _______ Water
Helps carry oxygen to cells Iron
Not considered a nutrient, does noy get abosorbed. Helps you poop. Fibre
Maintains water balance Sodium
Strengthens bones and teeth Calcium
Promotes normal blood clotting Vitamin K
Promotes healthy skin and hair, antioxidant Vitamin E
Aids the formation of red blood Folic Acid
Helps prevent night blindness Vitamin A
This nutrient boosts the immune system Vitamin C
Assits in bone development Vitamin D
This carbohydrate provides energy from suagr Simple
This carbohydrate provides energy from grain Complex
This protein is found in animal sources Complete
This protein is found in plant sources lncomplete
This fat is found in animal sources Saturated
This fat is found in plant sources Unsaturated
This fat is found in grain products Trans fats
This main nutrient helps tissue repair and growth Protein
This main nutrient insulates and protects organs Fat
This main nutrient provides energy (calories) Carbohydrates
This main Nutrient starts with a V Vitamins
This main nutrient includes iron, calcium and sodium Minerals
This vitamin is usually found in citric fruits Vitamin C
Hydrates Organs Water

Food and Nutrition Basics Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

main source of energy Carbohydrates
sugar the occurs naturally in fruits fructose
that occur naturally in grains Maltose
that occur naturally in milk lactose
complex carbohydrates are made up of large molecules of simple carbohydrates
the main source of carbohydrates is plants
are extracted from plants and used to sweeten foods refined sugars
eating foods that are high in refined sugars empty calories
in the form of rice,paste,and bread products grains
such as peas and lentils legumes
consuming large amount of these foods can lead to weight gain
that leads to sugar highs and lows energy level
proteins are made of chains of chemical building blocks amino acids
helps form the protective coverings around nerves
around vital organs such as the heart and liver cushion
your body needs iron to build hemoglobin
there are types of proteins complete and incomplete
complex carbohydrates are broken down into two subcategories starches and fiber
such as potatoes and corns that can be found in starches vegetables
fiber consist of plant material non-digestible
there are two kinds of dietary soluble and insoluble
this bulk helps to move food through the large intestine,promoting regular bowel movement
that provides for the body heat and energy
that promotes healthy and normal cell growth skin
carries vitamins A,D,E and K in the body fat-soluble vitamins