pediatric nutrition

pediatric nutrition

the maintenance of a proper well-balanced diet consisting of the essential nutrients and the adequate caloric intake necessary to promote growth and sustain the physiological requirements at the various stages of a child's development. Nutritional needs vary considerably with age, level of activity, and environmental conditions, and they are directly related to the rate of growth. In the prenatal period growth totally depends on adequate maternal nutrition. During infancy the need for calories, especially in the form of protein, is greater than at any postnatal period because of the rapid increase in both height and weight. From toddlerhood through the preschool and middle childhood years, growth is uneven and occurs in spurts, with a resulting fluctuation in appetite and calorie consumption. In general, the average child expends 55% of energy on metabolic maintenance, 25% on activity, 12% on growth, and 8% on excretion. The accelerated growth phase during adolescence has greater nutritional requirements, although food habits are often influenced by emotional factors, peer pressure, and fad diets. Inadequate nutrition, especially during critical periods of growth, results in retarded development or illness, such as anemia from deficiency of iron or scurvy from deficiency of vitamin C. The role of the nurse is to educate and give nutritional guidance for good eating habits. A special problem is overfeeding in the early childhood years, which may lead to obesity or hypervitaminosis. See also recommended dietary allowances and specific vitamins.

Patient discussion about pediatric nutrition

Q. what consider to be a good nutrition for a child in the age of 6?

A. first of all- the fact that you ask that question is wonderful!! most parents just give up to junk food just because it's easier. asking that question means you are commited to your daughter's health.
now, about your question, here is a link to a site filled with videos of pediatritions speaking of any problem that might come up. this section is about nutrition:

Q. What is the recommended nutrition for a child who is 9 years old ...?

A. hi!
here is a site full of videos of doctors talking about aspects in children nutrition!
it's a very good site i would keep in in my bookmarks.

Q. what is the best nutrition for an asthmatic child? My nephew suffers a lot due to his asthma and I've heard the nutrition he gets can make a big change if suitable. is it true? what should he eat?

A. HELLO,here in the united states,asthma can be controled by meds,there are a lot of new meds that work very well. I dont know about the DR.S in your country(but)-he needs to see a pulmonary DR,and if he has a pulmonary DR,maybe you need to get another one? DOES HE TAKE MEDS EVERYDAY? IS HE AROUND SMOKE,FUMES,DUST,does he get alot of colds,bronchitis,pneumonia--does he have animals,(cats)(dogs)?----is he out in the cold alot?---do you know if he has food allergies?---does he overexert himself?(exercize).---mrfoot56

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15 June 2017 - UK-based consumer health and hygiene group Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (LSE: RB) has closed the acquisition of US-based pediatric nutrition company Mead Johnson Nutrition Co (NYSE: MJN), the company said on Thursday.
1 June 2017 - Shareholders of US-based pediatric nutrition company Mead Johnson Nutrition Co (NYSE: MJN) have approved the company's agreed deal to be acquired by UK-based consumer health and hygiene group Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (LSE: RB) at a special meeting, the company said.
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