00270 Children’S Ineffective Meal Dynamics

Domain 2: nutrition
Class 1: ingestion
Diagnostic Code: 00270
Nanda label: child ineffective meal dynamics Diagnostic focus: meal dynamics
Approved 2016 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda nursing diagnosis « child ineffective meal dynamics is defined as: attitudes, behaviors and influences on nutritional patterns that result in compromised nutritional health.

Definite characteristics

  • Avoid participation in the regular hours of meals
  • He complains with hunger between meals
  • Rejection of food
  • Frequent peck
  • Frequent consumption of fast food
  • It usually ingested processed foods
  • Frequent consumption of low quality food
  • Inappropriate appetite
  • Supercharging
  • Ingest less than needs

Related factors

Eating habits

  • Abnormal eating patterns
  • bribed the child to eat
  • Consume large volumes of food in a short period of time
  • Eat in isolation
  • Excessive parental control over the child’s food experience
  • Excessive parental control over family food hours
  • Force the child to eat
  • Inappropriate dietary habits
  • Lack of regular food hours
  • Limit the child’s feeding
  • Reward the child for eating
  • Stressful food hours
  • Unpredictable feeding patterns
  • Unstructured peck between meals

Family processes

  • Abusive interpersonal relationships
  • Axiety relations progenitors-children
  • Disacked parenting style
  • Hostile progenitors-child relationship
  • Progenitors-child insecurity relationship
  • Intrusive parenting
  • Tense relationship-childish-child relationship
  • Non -compromised parenting


  • Anorexia
  • Inability to distribute the responsibility of food between parents and the child
  • Inability to distribute the responsibility of food between parents and the child
  • Inability to support a healthy nutrition pattern
  • Ineffective coping strategies
  • Lack of confidence in the child to develop healthy eating habits
  • Lack of trust in the child’s proper development
  • Inappropriate use of substances

Non -modified environmental factors

  • Influence of the media on the behaviors of ingestion of unhealthy caloric foods
  • Influence of the media on the knowledge of unhealthy caloric foods

Risk population

  • Children born in families at an economic disadvantage
  • Children who experience homelessness
  • Children who experience vital transitions
  • Children living in orphanages
  • Children whose parents are obese

Associated problems

  • Depression
  • Parental psychiatric disorder
  • Physical challenge with meals
  • Physical challenge with food
  • Parental physical health problems
  • Parental psychological health problems