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Does it show when a child has nutritional deficiencies?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:58 PM on Aug. 15, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • You have to know what to look for, but yeah, it can show. The biggest indicator is lack of adequate growth, but there can be behavioral issues, skin problems, hair & nail changes, digestive/GI problems and more.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 2:28 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • not in less they're on the very VERY extreme side. IE scurvy
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 1:59 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • generally as long as their height and weight are climbing, it's assumed they're receiving the nutrition they need. and barring any health issues, headaches, etc
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:00 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Some things would show through the condition of their hair and fingernails, as well as skin. But it would take a trained person to know what these things meant.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • The side effects can appear in behavior, health issues, etc.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:27 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • pale grey ashy skin is a sign, scabs breaking out, lack of energy, not growing right

    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 2:49 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • low grades, low test scores, poor behavior
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Aug. 15, 2009