Zinc Deficiency in Children
This continuing education course describes the role zinc plays in the body, especially in the growth and development of children, and guides RDs in identifying, preventing, and managing deficiency.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
1. State at least three functions of zinc in the body.
2. Name at least four causes of zinc deficiency in infants and children.
3. Describe consequences of zinc deficiency in infants and children.
4. Analyze different ways pediatric patients can be evaluated for zinc deficiency.
5. Teach patients how to include adequate zinc in the diet.
Amy E. Reed, MS, RD, CSP, LD, a private practice dietitian in Cincinnati.
The author has no relevent disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflicts of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR