Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333



Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
Textbook Problem

When a child has a chronic condition that limits activity, such as spina bifida, what is the greatest long-term nutrition concern?

  1. a. Protein limiting growth
  2. b. Modified food textures to avoid eating difficulties
  3. c. Excessive calorie intake further limiting mobility
  4. d. Intake of calcium and vitamin D to prevent bone fractures

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Chronic diseases are conditions that may persist over a long period of time hindering the health and activities of the affected individuals. Spina bifida is a congenital anomaly that occurs when the spinal cord is malformed resulting in mental and physical disabilities. While the reasons include lack of nutritious diet, very less physical activities, and poor lifestyle, the symptoms are variable and can range from mild to severe.


Reason for the correct answer:

Option c. is given as “Excessive calorie intake further limiting mobility”.

Excessive calorie intake increases the weight of an individual which can limit mobility. Therefore, calorie intake of a child with a chronic condition such as spina bifida is a long term nutritional concern as it further limits their mobility in addition to their condition.

Hence, option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as “Protein limiting growth”.

Protein limiting growth does not affect the mobility of a person. Therefore, it is not a nutritional concern for a chronic condition that affects mobility...

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