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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

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ISBN: 9781337919333

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7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
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A four-year-old with asthma does not have food allergies. Her asthma routine requires a home breathing machine and two prescribed medications. Which statement is accurate about her nutrition needs?

  1. a. Her diagnosis is one of the more common types of special needs and is best managed by a reduced-calorie diet to compensate for restricted activity.
  2. b. Compliance with her nutrition recommendations can prevent emergency-room visits for flare-ups.
  3. c. Her prescribed medications could impact her appetite and growth and so require nutrition services.
  4. d. Asthma is likely to interrupt the normal progression of eating skills in a young child.

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of lungs and airways caused by environmental, air-borne, and genetic factors. Some children having asthma also has food allergies for which they require nutrition services. Asthma flare-up is the condition when asthma symptoms become worse and create problems in breathing as well as for eating food. On the other hand, eating a balanced diet with high nutrients can also help in managing asthma.

Explanation

Reasons for the correct answer:

Option c. is given as “Her prescribed medications could impact appetite and growth and so require nutrition services”.

The growth and appetite of a child suffering from asthma might be affected on being administered with the medication, as it can suppress hunger. Children with a serious breathing problem need extra energy intake. Therefore, he/she requires nutritional services.

Hence, option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answer:

Option a. is given as “Her diagnosis is one of the more common types of special needs and is best managed by a reduced-calorie diet to compensate for restricted activity”.

Reduced calories in the diet of the four-year-old can directly impact the growth of the child leading to a more severe problem. Though the activities of the child are restricted, she requires energy to keep breathing in order to move on from using the breathing machine...

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