Journal ID : AMA-24-12-2022-11922
[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 12]
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Title : The Relationship of Food Intake to Nutritional Status in Children with Disabilities

Abstract :

Children who have disabilities or special needs are more likely to have physical impairments, which may include deficiencies in motor function, body form, or body size. Physical impairments are prevalent. Children who need particular care are included in the category of high-risk individuals. The health problems are also not considerably different from those that are experienced by children and adolescents in the general population. One of these concerns is a nutritional intake that is either insufficient or excessive. The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between having a disability and the nutritional condition of children who have disabilities. The data for this research were collected via the use of a cross-sectional design and a thorough sampling method from forty children with disabilities who voluntarily gave their agreement to take part in the study. The retrieval of information via the use of a food intake questionnaire. It was shown that 52.50 percent of children with disabilities had a nutritional status of 21 or above, which is regarded to be normal. The majority of those that participated in this study were female. The consumption of carbs was the most abundant (441.7 g), while the intake of vitamins was the least abundant (0.27 g). The vast majority of children with disabilities exhibit normal levels of nutritional health. Protein and vitamin intake in the diet are directly connected to a person's nutritional health.

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