Why do children still have malnutrition even though they eat a lot every day?

Parents should pay attention to the balance and diversity of the diet in addition to the amount of food their children eat on a daily basis. If a child has poor eating habits such as picky eating, partial eating or over-eating, it may lead to malnutrition. Moreover, because early malnutrition does not have typical clinical manifestations, it is easy to be missed, resulting in a child’s malnutrition may have progressed to moderate when it is diagnosed.
In addition, malnutrition can also be secondary to certain chronic diseases. If a child is malnourished, he or she therefore needs to be examined at a hospital for chronic underlying diseases that affect eating or digestion and metabolism.

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