There two types of malnutrition : Undernutrition and over nutrition
There are two forms of undernutrition:
- Protein deficiency Malnutrition - kwashiorkor can occur in infancy but its maximal incidence is in the 2nd year of life following abrupt weaning.
- Energy and protein undernutrition - Marasmus represents the end result of starvation where both proteins and calories are deficient.
Give your child adequate amount of portion of food from the 5 main food groups . This will prevent protein and energy deficiencies.
Features of kwashiorkor and marasmus
When to see a doctor
When you have the symptoms of anaemia
Can result to obesity or being overweight
A measurement is obtained by dividing a person’s weight(in kg) by the square of the person’s height(in metres).
Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases , particularly cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, depression.
Control your food portion size