a. Choose from one ofthe following stages: pregnancy, infancy and childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age.
b. List the specific nutrition issues affecting individuals in yourselected stage.
a. Choose a disease or medical condition thatcould possibly, or commonly, affectyour individual. This could be anything ranging from diabetes tocirrhosis.
b. Using the ABCDs ofnutritional assessment, create a case study based on an actual client or patient. You can also make one up. Include the
following in your case study:
(i). Anthropometrics, relevant biochemical tests,clinical assessment, and dietary intake analysis.
c. Be sure toinclude a list ofcommon medications thatmay be usedto treatyour patient’s condition and identify potential herb/nutrient/drug interactions thatmay be relevant.
d. Identify your client’s cultural background and give clues as totheir socioeconomic statusand psychosocial variables. For example, your patient may be a senior living alone on a fixed income or might be living in a nursing facility with reputed staff.