Guidelines for Evaluation of the Nutritional Status and Growth in Refugee Children During Domestic Medical Screening Examination
This web page provides healthcare providers with CDC guidelines for taking a full history to evaluate the nutritional and developmental status of newly arrived refugee children in the U.S. Since nutritional assessment is not required in the overseas pre-departure examination, a nutrition evaluation must be done during the domestic medical examination to identify those with nutritional deficiencies requiring further evaluation and/or treatment. The document offers background information about general issues of nutrition in newly arriving refugees, including common micronutrient deficiencies. It discusses age determination of refugee children, treatment and prevention, and nutrition counseling.
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