Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Assignment
1. You will be assigned a vitamin or mineral to research.
Collect the answers to the questions below. Be sure to record your sources.
2. Put the information in a power point presentation.
3. Present the information to your class mates (Level 3 or 4) , or present the information to
your teacher. (Level 1 or 2) of the presentation mark. Your presentation will allow your
classmates to complete a chart on the basics.
Calcium Folic Acid Vitamin E
Zinc Thiamin B1 Vitamin K
Iron Riboflavin B2 Folic Acid
Phosphorus Pyridoxine B6 Thiamin B1
Fluoride Cobalamin B12 Niacin
Potassium Vitamin A
Sodium Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Magnesium Vitamin D
Resources: I recommend you don’t google, go to CHCI Library Data Bases Virtual Library
Secondary Reference Teen Health & Wellness or
Health and Wellness
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Name: _________________________ My substance: _____________________
Is it a Vitamin or a Mineral? If a Vitamin, is it water soluble or fat soluble?
What functions does it serve in the human body?
What food sources provide this substance?
“Great sources: okay sources:
Do people need to take a supplement in order to get enough of this substance? Any particular groups of
Can a person take too much of this substance? If so, what could happen?
What happens if a person is deficient (lacks) this substance?
Other interesting information you find: