Nutrition Assessment

A nutrition assessment is the process of determining an individual's nutritional status or whether adequate amounts of required nutrients are available to and absorbed by the body. Every patient in a family medicine practice deserves some level of nutrition assessment. This assessment can be a brief screen, when the patient is relatively healthy, or more in-depth, if the patient appears to have nutritional inadequacy or risk factors for malnutrition. The depth of the assessment is based on the patient and the presenting situation. Those who may require a more in-depth evaluation include patients who are grossly overweight or underweight, patients with a chronic or severe acute illness, growing infants and children, patients in poverty or otherwise unable to obtain a variety of foods, most frail older adults, and patients who maintain nontraditional diets, such as recent immigrants or fad dieters.

Soccer Fitness 101

Soccer Fitness 101

Be a star on the field in no time! Get Fit For The Soccer Field In 10 Easy Steps! With soccer season looming just around the corner it’s never too early to start getting ready. Soccer is an intense game, and it’s going to take a lot of work on your part to make sure that you’re ready to stay ahead of your competition out on that field.

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