oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Feeding of children with special needs : editorial

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



Children, who are the future of any country, need to be afforded the best opportunity for growth and development as well as the best possible nutrition options. Feeding is a shared social activity and is important for health and wellbeing. Individuals with developmental disabilities are known to be at increased nutritional risk. As such, feeding difficulties early in life should be regarded as clear warning signs from the point of view of disease prevention, and should also prompt the mother to seek expert advice from a health professional.

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