Nutrition and Diet Therapy: Self-Instructional Approaches, Fifth Edition
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1:  Susie is a 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis who is hospitalized with a severe upper respiratory infection. She has poor muscle development and tires easily. She is 42 inches tall and weighs 50 pounds. Based on your knowledge of growth and development patterns in children and the etiology of cystic fibrosis, answer the following questions:

Are Susie's height and weight appropriate for herage? Explain.

2:  Susie has chronic diarrhea, and is acting lethargically.To what factors would each of these deviationsbe attributed?

3:  List the diet modifications and the reasons they arenecessary for restoring adequate nutrition to Susie.

4:  Susie's appetite is very poor. List several thingsyou can do to tempt her to eat.

5:  Outline a day's food plan for Susie. Check theamount of protein and calories by calculating thetotal food values.

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