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    KINE 199 Spring 2019

How nutrition influences bone development in children

This article discusses the recent discovery in the importance of nutrition and how it can influence the bones in early development. Recently in class we've been learning about kids and there motor development and furthermore, the importance of bone growth. This article ties directly into that as it starts off with nutrition as the mother is still carrying the child. As the child begins to grow, so does their activity level, therefore as they become more active, they need the correct nutrition to aid in there growth. The article discusses that if a child is in a deficiency of nutrients, their body will struggle in growing as efficiently as possible. The lack of proper nutrition, while the bones in a child are growing and becoming stress from activity, can lead to chronic injuries.

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Wow this is an interesting article! I am surprised to find out that babies that are fed formula versus their mothers milk have better bone density. However it definitely does make since that if a child doesn't have enough nutrients when they are... more »Wow this is an interesting article! I am surprised to find out that babies that are fed formula versus their mothers milk have better bone density. However it definitely does make since that if a child doesn't have enough nutrients when they are growing and needing them, that their body will not be able to grow as well. I hope that overtime more data will be shown so that we can make sure all babies and children receive enough nutrients so that they can have what they need to grow. 01-28-2019 7:19pm

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Comment by Samantha Schmidt

I think that this is very relevant to what we are talking about and is an important topic to look at! Development is not just all genetic, but is influenced by outside factors such as nutrition and lifestyle choices. This brings to mind a question... more »I think that this is very relevant to what we are talking about and is an important topic to look at! Development is not just all genetic, but is influenced by outside factors such as nutrition and lifestyle choices. This brings to mind a question about the different types of nutrients and what areas of the body they are good for, definitely something to look deeper into! 01-31-2019 7:19pm

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    Added to this shelf by: Devyn Wolfe, on 01-27-2019 2:14pm

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