Best NCLEX-RN Course: The Child with Health Problems Involving Ingestion, Nutrition, or Diet
The NCLEX title covers:
- The Client with Toxic Substance Ingestion
- The Client with Lead Poisoning
- The Client with Celiac Disease
- The Client with Phenylketonuria
- The Client with Colic
- The Client with Obesity
- The Client with Food Sensitivity
- The Client with Failure to Thrive
- Managing Care Quality and Safety
- Answers, Rationales, and Test Taking Strategies
In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism.
Although humans are omnivores, each culture and each person holds some food preferences or some food taboos. This may be due to personal tastes or ethical reasons. Individual dietary choices may be more or less healthy. Complete nutrition requires ingestion and absorption of vitamins, minerals, and food energy in the form of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Dietary habits and choices play a significant role in the quality of life, health and longevity.
A particular diet may be chosen to seek weight loss or weight gain. Changing a subject’s dietary intake, or “going on a diet”, can change the energy balance and increase or decrease the amount of fat stored by the body. Some foods are specifically recommended, or even altered, for conformity to the requirements of a particular diet. These diets are often recommended in conjunction with exercise. Specific weight loss programs can be harmful to health, while others may be beneficial and can thus be coined as healthy diets. The terms “healthy diet” and “diet for weight management” are often related, as the two promote healthy weight management. Having a healthy diet is a way to prevent health problems, and will provide the body with the right balance of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
Dietary components such as vegetable or probiotic microorganisms have been proposed as an alternative solution to decrease Helicobacter pylori colonization in at-risk populations. Some strains of lactic acid bacteria have been shown to exert bacteriostatic or bactericidal effects against H. pylori in in vitro and in vivo models of infection by this pathogen. It was investigated whether regular ingestion of a dietary product containing Lactobacillus johnsonii La1 or L. paracasei ST11 would interfere with H. pylori colonization in children.