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Growth and nutritional requirements 

Growth and nutritional requirements
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Growth and nutritional requirements
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John Puntis

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10.1093/med/9780198759928.003.0002
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date: 24 May 2020

Energy intake must equal energy expenditure to maintain body weight. For children to grow, energy intake must be greater than energy expenditure. Basal metabolic rate is the amount of energy needed to maintain normal physiological function. Nutrient requirements at different ages are widely available.

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