A Case Study

A 5 year old girl with autism and mild learning difficulties has been admitted with acute appendicitis and is to undergo surgery.

Weight = 14.5kg. Height = 113cm.

Parents report 'fussy eating'.

Breakfast: 1 bowl of cereal with milk
Lunch: 1 packet (standard size) of crisps and possibly ½ slice bread
Dinner: 2 slices of toast with chocolate spread or 3 chicken nuggets with a few chips
Drinks: 3 x 200ml milk + 2 x 200ml juice