Name: - Nikita A Vaidya
Class: - Nutrition 251
Date: - 03/03/2015
Protein Energy Malnutrition
The different foods are very important to human life because of foods have essentials different nutrients helping to properly growth and development of physically with mentally. Protein energy malnutrition is deficiency in protein, energy and other micro nutrients. This malnutrition disease can be affecting from not eating proper balance diet and recognize by physical appearance signs, dietary data and bio-medical data. Globally, Protein energy malnutrition is the growing other serious health problems of women and children and still remain serious issues in the hospitals. Malnutrition has ...view middle of the document...
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The major food issues of concern are insufficient/ imbalanced intake of foods/nutrients. The common nutritional problems of public health importance in India are low birth weight, protein energy malnutrition in children, and chronic energy deficiency in adults, micronutrient malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases. However, diseases at the either end of the spectrum of malnutrition (under and over nutrition) are important. Recent evidences indicate that under nutrition in utero may set the pace for diet-related chronic diseases in later life. Population explosion, demographic changes, rapid urbanization and alterations in traditional habits contribute to the development of certain unhealthy dietary practices and physical inactivity, resulting in diet-related chronic diseases.
The dietary guidelines emphasize promotion of health and prevention of disease, of all age groups with special focus on vulnerable segments of the population such as infants, children and adolescents, pregnant and lactating women and the elderly. Other related factors, which need consideration are physical activity, health care, safe...