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

Which of the following is not a step in the Nutrition Care Process?

  1. a. Nutrition assessment
  2. b. Nutrition diagnosis
  3. c. Nutrition supplementation
  4. d. Nutrition intervention

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The Nutrition Care Process (NCP) is a nutrition care standard developed by the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to provide guidelines for the delivery of nutrition services. It is based on new technology systems to facilitate health service delivery and cost evaluation, coding, outcome measurement, and electronic charting. It focuses on effective nutrition care delivery.


Reason for the correct statement:

Option c. is given as “Nutrition supplementation”. It is not a part of Nutrition Care Process because it is a part of  WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) program. Nutrition Care Process consists of four steps, which include nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutritional intervention, and nutritional monitoring and evaluation.

Hence, option c. is the correct answer.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “Nutrition assessment”

It is the first step of the Nutrition Care Process. It refers to the in-depth evaluation of both subjective and objective data related to individual nutrient intake, medical history, and lifestyle. The assessment includes food and nutrition-related history, biochemical data, medical tests and procedures, anthropometric measurements, and client history.

Hence, Option a...

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