Nutritional Matrix

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Nutritional Learning Team Matrix

Determine the nutritional requirements, the common nutritional deficiencies, the potential side effects of those deficiencies, and the diseases associated with poor nutrition related to the given stage of life in each group. Answers may be provided in list format. In addition, provide a 100-150 word summary for each section of the chart that explains any major similarities or differences in the information.

Stage of Life - Nutritional Requirements

for Optimal Health Common Nutritional Deficiencies and Their Potential Side Effects Diseases Associated with Poor Nutrition at Selected Stage of Life

Children Infant

6 mo. old -dependent upon breast milk or formula

-an infant's energy needs can be supplied by an average intake of 100-120 Kcal/Kg/day in the first four months, decreasing, as growth slows, to about 100 Kcal/Kg/day for the last six months of the first year

-infant should double birth weight at six months, and triple birth weight at one year.

-one ounce (oz) of breast milk is about 20 Kcal/oz or 7 Kcal/100 mL. Infants begin consuming about 20 oz/day in Month 1 and progress to about 40 oz/day in Month 6.

-water should supplement breast or formula feedings -Vitamin D deficiencies in breast milk

-formulas low in fat

-iron deficiencies


-growth retardation

-kidney damage

-calcium deposits


-retard wound healing

-create itchy, flaky skin


-small, pale red blood cells

-low blood hemoglobin levels


5 yrs. old

Grains - 6 servings daily

(contributes: carbohydrate, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, magnesium, iron, zinc, fiber)

Vegetables - 3 servings daily

(contributes: carbohydrate, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, magnesium, potassium, fiber)

Fruits - 2 servings daily

(contributes: carbohydrate, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, magnesium, potassium, fiber)

Dairy - 2 servings daily

(contributes: calcium, phosphorus, carbohydrate, protein, riboflavin, Vitamin D, magnesium, zinc)

Meats, Eggs, Fish - 2...