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Tuesday, January 24, 2017


the body does not receive the nutrients it needs for development and daily functioning. It is often a result of insufficient food consumption; however children who eat regularly can develop malnutrition due to a lack of essential nutrients in their diet. Generally, malnutrition develops slowly, often over months or years. Children may develop malnutrition if they have medical problems such as celiac disease, lactose intolerance or cystic fibrosis, because they are unable to efficiently utilize the food they eat. Malnutrition can also cause conditions such as iron deficiency, anemia, goiter or vitamin A, B12 or D deficiencies due to a diet that lacks appropriate nutrients.

The following are some signs of child malnutrition:
Weight loss
Low muscle mass and low body fat
Bone or joint pain
Inadequate growth
Fragile bones
Mental changes such as anxiety, mood swings, confusion or learning problems
Slow wound healing or weakened immune system
Bruise easily
Chronic diarrhea

Bulging stomach that is disproportionate with the rest of the body
Brittle and malformed (spooned) nails
The best way to prevent childhood malnutrition is to consume a diet with a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins such as, beans, chicken, meat, eggs or tofu. Try to limit processed foods, unhealthy snacks, desserts and sugary drinks or soda. It is important to engage in some type of physical activity on a daily basis. In most cases, childhood malnutrition is reversible and treatable.”


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