Chapter 12 - Child & Preadolescent Nutrition

Chapter 12 - Child & Preadolescent Nutrition - HNFE...

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HNFE 2014 Child and Preadolescent Nutrition (Chapter 12) Definitions: Child : 5-10 years Preadolescent girl: 9-11 years boy: 10-12 years -why the difference between boys and girls? Girls mature before boys Goals for nutrition status in this age category similar to any other age category: Nutrition-related issues : -nutrient deficiencies mostly Iron, Zinc, Calcium -dental health Frequency of sticky CHOs Dental hygiene, visits to the dentist, etc. - over or under nutrition (in terms of growth) yearly checkups are used to follow trends over time - eating disorders more prevalent in girls, but also happen in boys -development of healthy eating habits/ attitudes Getting closer to the time when parents have even less control over their intake – need to establish sound foundation These children have increased control over what they eat: Out of home more: friends, school, extra-curricular activities More exposure to advertisements: school, commercials, peers 1
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Still growing: -weight increases 9 ounces/month -height increases ¼ or .25 inches/ month What happens to BMI during the years between 5 and 10, 11, 12? Increases fairly rapidly (BMI is a reflection of height and weight) -any difference between boys and girls? BMI increase FASTER for girls
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