Please choose ONE disease/condition from below and briefly summarize medical aspects & common symptoms.
· Cerebral Palsy
· Down’s Syndrome
Then, address each of the following topics:
· Are there any weight issues associated with the disease/condition? What does the research say?
· Does the disease alter GI tract function (digestion or absorption)? What is recommended?
· What feeding or meal consumption challenges/ issues may exist in children with this condition? Recommendations? (may include theories here)
· Does the disease/condition alter overall calorie/protein requirements?
· Does the disease or condition raise the risk of other nutrition associated side effects or chronic diseases (i.e. diabetes, heart disease, alzheimers)? Can the risk be reduced?