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Calculate the estimated nutritional requirements for a 10-year-old female with cystic fibrosis who weighs 62 pounds and is 51 inches tall and is considered low active.

Calculate the estimated nutritional requirements for a 10-year-old female with cystic fibrosis who weighs 62 pounds and is 51 inches tall and is considered low active.

Table: DRIs for Energy for Children (Available at: http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10490&page=107)

EER for Girls 9 through 18 Years

EER = 135.3 – (30.8 ́ age [y]) + PA ́ (10.0 ́ weight [kg] + 934 ́ height [m]) + 25 kcal

PA = 1.00 if PAL is estimated to be ≥ 1.0 < 1.4 (sedentary)* PA = 1.13 if PAL is estimated to be ≥ 1.4 < 1.6 (low active) PA = 1.26 if PAL is estimated to be ≥ 1.6 < 1.9 (active)
PA = 1.42 if PAL is estimated to be ≥ 1.9 < 2.5 (very active)

1. Calculate the estimated nutritional requirements for a 10-year-old female with cystic fibrosis who weighs 62 pounds and is 51 inches tall and is considered low active.

2. The estimated calorie requirement for an individual with cystic fibrosis is two to four times the usual recommendation. How would one know the appropriate calorie level to recommend initially?

3. Research nutrition recommendations for cystic fibrosis that can assist an individual with meeting her high calorie and protein requirements (i.e., use the text and reputable websites). What advice could you provide to a patient?