Module 14 Discussion – Pediatric Malnutrition
Earlier in this course, we discussed the criteria for diagnosing malnutrition in adults. In this module, you reviewed how to assess malnutrition in a pediatric population.
Consider how the assessment and the definition of malnutrition differs between children and adults.
Choose one way in which the assessment or the definition of malnutrition differs between children and adults and discuss how that indicator or assessment criteria is different and why.
( review the information related to adult malnutrition and compare it to the information presented in this module about pediatric malnutrition.)
In addition, answer the following 2 questions:
What do you think would be the most challenging aspect with working in the pediatric population and why?
What area of pediatric nutrition do you want to know more about? What specific questions do you have about this area?