Challenges to Physical Growth. Two major problems concerning nutrition: Not getting enough food Getting too much food. Research shows that 1 in 3 children under the age of 5 suffer from malnutrition as indicated by being small for his/her age.
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Two major problems concerning nutrition:
Not getting enough food
Getting too much food
Severe malnutrition can be detected by comparing an infant’s weight to a comparable norm.
Malnourishment is especially dangerous during infancy due to the rapid periods of growth which can damage the brain, affecting a child’s intelligence and ability to pay attention
Approximately 20% of American children receive inadequate amounts of iron and 10% of American children got to bed hungry
Between 16 - 33% of U.S children and adolescents are obese
This means before obese kids reach kindergarten, they're often called names, have difficulty making friends, are excluded from activities and are picked last for teams.
Such an environment of rejection typically adds to weight gain because it discourages active involvement in athletics and encourages alone-time activities, such as watching television, playing video games or using the Internet.
Bone development and metabolism
Rewarding good behavior with food.
“if you’re good we’ll go to Mc Donalds …”