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Illnesses and their treatments


Assignment Overview:

Illnesses and their treatments can affect food intake and nutrient needs, leading to malnutrition. In turn, poor nutrition can reduce the effectiveness of medical treatment. The nutrition care process includes four interrelated steps: nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention, and nutrition monitoring and evaluation.

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There are several case studies embedded below to help you review the different components of a nutrition assessment. Follow the instructions for each part of this assignment.

Assignment Objectives:

• To identify factors that affect nutritional health (a.k.a nutritional implications).

• To apply methods for determining energy requirements and estimate energy requirements for a given individual using several equations derived from research.

• To describe the types of diets in a typical clinical settings in determining the appropriate nutrition provision for a patient.

• Learn when to refer to the Dietitian.