Nutrition Assessment - Science topic
Evaluation and measurement of nutritional variables in order to assess the level of nutrition or the NUTRITIONAL STATUS of the individual. NUTRITION SURVEYS may be used in making the assessment.
Questions related to Nutrition Assessment
I want to know, is there any association between fish consumption and nutritional status of adolescents; and its related review of literature if any.
Are there any alternatives to food frequency questionnaires for assessing differences in nutritional intake among children (under 6 years)?
In a study among People living with HIV, a food diary was used in documenting dietary intake of the participants. No information was collected on the quantity of food consumed, the price of food was collected but the data were collected in different communities of a large city. Also, the price of food has increased substantially in the last six months and current pricing may not provide a good estimate of quantity of food consumed during the data collection period.
A qualitative approach is being considered, we have not seen any study where food diary was used to deduce the dietary diversity. We want to know the possibility and likely modality for such attempt.
Why not take a nutritional and life style assessment, which would predict those problems, instead of invasive testing which has proven not to be very predictive? It means about 5 one hour interviews and a home visit.
When having a patient recieving enteral nutrition we reduce the fluid from the IV line of the 24 hour. But do we need to substract the total of the enteral feeding of the total fluids even thought the enteral feed is not a whole sum of fluid because there are solutes, and i sometimes have to go and talk to the nutrition department that the increase the enteral load to fast on a critical patient that needs the IV line for fluid intake regarding specific cases?
In my research I want to assess sugar intake of preschool children. for this i develop a food frequency questionnaire and collect data on diet. to calculate sugar intake i want an easy method as i have to analyse about 100 food samples. I want the method in detail.
L-carnitine is a quaternary ammonium compound biosynthesized from the amino acids lysine and methionine.In eukaryotic cells, it is required for the transport of fatty acids from the intermembraneous space in the mitochondria, into the mitochondrial matrix during the breakdown of lipids (fats) for the generation of metabolic energy.It is widely available as anutritional supplement.
I want to know how to measure the Glycemic index of rice through an in-vitro method? Also the what is the protocol?
There is some recommended nutritional value for VLBW and LBW infants in Peditric Nutrition book but i can not find any recommended values for feeding preterm infants who are ABW.
I would be grateful, if you advise me in this regard.
I am working on 'determination of nutritional values in some Indica rice land-races'. I want to investigate the correlation between the morphological characteristics and nutritional content in specific land races (if any). I could not find good and reliable literature on the topic. If seniors and colleagues can help me by providing links/literature/references on the topic.
Thanks in advance,
I am currently working on my master thesis regarding “Dietary patterns and dietary diversity among overweight and obese children”
This project is based on a “cross-sectional study” amongst a rural population. Since a validated food frequency questionnaire for this population does not exist, can we use 24-hour recall intervals for analysis of dietary patterns or is an appropriate food frequency questionnaire needed for this project?
Is there any easy approach to apply based on available statistics at national level?
Using Z score systems in reference to a certain population, the following terms are employed- stunted (< 2 S.D. for height-for-age), wasted (<2 S.D. weight-for-age) and underweight (< 2 S.D. weight-for-height.
However, how do their rates vary in a study population despite the fact that they all represent under-nutrition .
Moreover, what inference can be drawn from such variance ?
Is it due to a specific attribute to population or an inherent characteristic of the index itself?
Human beings have adapted well through maintaining dietary habits in mountainous areas but it is also fact that people in such areas especially children have low nutritional status in compare to lowland areas. The changing dietary habits in mountainous areas have either degraded or bettered the nutritional status of these people. The growing food insecurity in such fragile environments is a global concern today. Anybody working is this line may kindly share information.
There are many patients who are very poor and are unable to bear the cost of cancer treatment. I am looking for such organizations who support nutrition for poor cancer people. If any body knows such organization that can come forward for such types of help?
In this study, the results showed an association between nutritional status with intelligence by using the correlation test. But it was not clearly stated in the abstract if the nutritional statuses, which were used in the analysis of correlation with intelligence, were by height for age or weight for age.
Diet diaries and food frequency questionnaires are time consuming.
What alternative methods exist as alternative to 24 hours recall and diet diaries to assess the dietary patterns in epidemiological studies?
Because height range in male and females is different and gender could be an interfering factor for analysis of both genders together.