Pediatric Nutrition refers to the dietary necessities of newborns and infants. A balanced diet consists of all the essential nutrients and the adequate calorie intake necessary to promote proper growth and sustain the physiological requirements at the different stages of a child’s development. During the infant stage the need for calories is greater than any postnatal stage due to rapid increase in both height and weight. In general the average child expands 55% of energy on metabolic maintainence, 25% on activity, 12% growth, and 8% on excretion.
|Nutrition In Pregnancy And Lactation|
|Food Science & Chemistry|