4.4 Poverty & Malnutrition*

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Environmental Science Unit 4 - Land Use & Human Impact 4. 4 - I CAN explain how poverty is a major cause of malnutrition.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Malnutrition is best defined as:
    • A. 

      When people develop eating disorders

    • B. 

      When people die from diseases spread through unclean water

    • C. 

      When people do not consume enough calories or eat enough different foods to meet the body's needs

  • 2. 
    Being overweight cannot be caused by malnutrition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Malnutrition most often happens because people are living in poverty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Poverty in America often leads to malnutrition because:
    • A. 

      People do not have enough water to grow their own crops

    • B. 

      Poor neighborhoods don't have the right foods available for a balanced diet

    • C. 

      Poor neighborhoods have unclean water, which leads to disease

    • D. 

      Poor neighborhoods have unclean water, which leads to disease

  • 5. 
    This food item can lead to malnutrition because:
    • A. 

      It is high in sugars and saturated fats

    • B. 

      It is high in dietary fiber and potassium

  • 6. 
    This food item can help address malnutrition because:
    • A. 

      It is low in dietary fiber and vitamins

    • B. 

      It is high in dietary fiber and vitamins

    • C. 

      It is high in calories

  • 7. 
    All of the following are possible effects of malnutrition except:
    • A. 

      Increased risk of cancer

    • B. 

      Heart disease due to obesity

  • 8. 
    Malnutrition in America usually comes from which TWO problems?
    • A. 

      Not enough clean water + not enough income

    • B. 

      Not enough income + imbalanced diet

    • C. 

      Not enough clean water + imbalanced diet

  • 9. 
    If this child grows up eating fast food all the time, what might happen to him?
    • A. 

      He will be at risk for diabetes & heart disease

    • B. 

      He will not consume enough calories to keep his body running

    • C. 

      He will be at risk for starvation

  • 10. 
    People in less developed countries often suffer from malnutrition because their diets are high in saturated fats and sugars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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