Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007



Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

_____ Which of the following is not a basic component of a prenatal nutrition assessment?

  1. a. Evaluation of a 7-day food intake record
  2. b. Evaluation of biomarkers of nutrient status
  3. c. Evaluation of dietary intake
  4. d. Assessment of food preferences and resources

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Nutritional assessment of a pregnant woman is a prerequisite that determines the overall health status of the woman and the fetus. A complete health assessment is required to be undertaken during pregnancy, including the evaluation of the nutrient intake, health records prior to pregnancy, weight status, and family history.


Reason for the correct answer:

Option a. is given as “Evaluation of a 7-day food intake record”.

A health record is to be maintained during the entire course of the pregnancy, not just for seven days because the health of the mother and the fetus depends on adequate food intake during pregnancy. Certain nutrients like iron intake need to be properly accessed, as it involves the formation of new blood cells for the development of the embryo.

Hence, option a. is correct

Reasons for incorrect answers:

Option b. is given as “Evaluation of biomarkers of nutrient status”. During pregnancy, it is very important to evaluate the biomarkers of nutrient status, as it gives an insight of the nutritional status of the women and suggests measures if any nutrient is lacking. This is a true statement.

Hence, option b...

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