Nutritional Requirements and Growth

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13 Nutritional Requirements and Growth

Adequate nutrition is essential for good health at all ages. However, because of rapid growth and development, nutritional requirements vary throughout infancy and childhood. Assessment of a child’s growth is a crucial part of any evaluation of a child, whether the child is well or ill. Assessment of growth depends on an understanding of the wide variation in the normal range of growth. This chapter provides an introduction to nutritional requirements and growth throughout childhood.

Nutritional Requirements