ERIC Number: ED075429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Screening Children for Nutritional Status: Suggestions for Child Health Programs.
Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Maternal and Child Health Service.
This report details two screening programs aimed at determining childhood nutritional problems within a given community. Discussed in section I is a simplified screening approach which involves gathering information about the frequency of specific food stuffs and food nutrients in the community; obtaining family demographic and dietary information by interview; and determining stature, weight, and head size of each child. In section II a more detailed method is treated, which requires the gathering of specific demographic information about the community, a market analysis of local food stuffs, biographic data on the child, a dietary questionnaire for the family, and a physical examination specifically designed to detect nutritional deficiencies. Sample questionnaires and tables are included. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Maternal and Child Health Service.