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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

Which child requires in-depth nutrition assessment due to changes in body composition?

  1. a. A child with drug–nutrient interactions that increase sleepiness
  2. b. A child who appears thin and uses a wheelchair most of the time
  3. c. A child with seizures with a BMI at the 50th percentile
  4. d. A child with ASD who looks thin and refuses a variety of foods

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Nutrition assessment is carried out with an aim to evaluate individual nutrient intake levels, physical activity status, and medical history. Body composition is another factor that is considered in a depth nutrition assessment.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer:

Option b. is given as “A child who appears thin and uses a wheelchair most of the time”.

This child would require an in-depth nutrition assessment because his/her condition can significantly affect body composition. There can be a decrease in bone mineral content and lean tissue mass. Therefore, these changes must be evaluated properly.

Hence, option b. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as “A child with drug-nutrient interactions that increase sleepiness”.

Drug-nutrient interaction that increases sleepiness does not affect the body composition of a child. Therefore, an in-depth nutrition assessment is not required in this case.

Hence, option a. is a wrong answer.

Option c...

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