Importance of Nutrition Principles of Balanced Diet Measuring Nutritional Status and Nutritional Disorders. Prof.Dr.Selma KARABEY. Nutrition : “ The Good , the Bad , and the Ugly ”. Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs.
For diet, recommendations for populations and individuals should include the following:
Nutrition is assessed by two types of methods; direct and indirect.
The direct methods deal with the individual and measure objective criteria, while indirect methods use community health indices that reflects nutritional influences.
These are summarized as ABCD
These include three categories:
The subject stands erect andbare footed on a stadiometer with a movable head piece. The head piece is leveled with skull vault andheight is recorded to the nearest 0.5 cm.
LEVEL 1 > 94cm > 80cm
LEVEL2 > 102cm > 88cm
1. Qualitative Method
2. Quantitative Method
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