Communication and Physical Assessment of the Child and Family : Nutrition

  • Nutrition
    • Dietary intake
      • Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) are a set of four evidence-based nutrient reference values that provide quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes for use in assessing and planning dietary intake:
        • Estimated Average Requirement: 
          • Estimated to meet the nutrients requirements of one-half of healthy individuals for a specific age and gender group
        • Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA):
          • Sufficient to meet the nutrient requirement of nearly all healthy individuals for a specific age and gender group
        • Adequate Intake (AI)
          • Based on estimates of nutrient intake by healthy individuals
        • Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL)
          • Highest nutrient intake level likely to pose no risk for adverse health effects
    • Clinical examination of nutrition
      • Hair, skin, mouth, eyes
    • Evaluation of nutritional assessment
      • Malnourished
      • At risk
      • Well nourished
      • Overweight or obese

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