Development Of Food Guide Pyramid For Individuals With Achondroplasia DEVELOPMENT OF FOOD GUIDE PYRAMID FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ACHONDROPLASIA THESIS APPROVAL DEVELOPMENT OF FOOD GUIDE PYRAMID FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ACHONDROPLASIA

Kathryn Lamb, Kathryn Lamb, Kathryn Lamb, Sara Roth, John Massie, Gary Apgar
2012 unpublished
Previous studies have developed food guide pyramids for different populations. However, no study has developed a food guide pyramid for individuals with achondroplasia. This study used the USDA's food guide pyramid, RDA/DRI, and 2010 Dietary Guidelines to develop a food guide pyramid for individuals with achondroplasia. Although food guide pyramids for different populations exist, there was a lack of nutritional guidelines geared towards individuals with achondroplasia. As this population
more » ... is population continues to increase (1 of 26,000), the need for nutrition information increases too. Individuals with ACH are at risk of being overweight or obese just like average sized adults; and with being the height of a child and age of an adult, it can be more of a challenge to maintain a healthy body weight. This indicates how much of a need there is for food guide pyramid for individuals with achondroplasia.
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