Nutrition DiagnosesThe ADA has identified 62 nutrition diagnoses, and each diagnosis has a code. The diagnoses fall into three groups—those related to...
1. Intake (code NI), describing problems involving intake of energy, nutrients, fluids, etc. A few examples of problems in this category are: excessive energy intake, increased nutrient needs, or inadequate fluid intake.
2. Clinical (code NC), describing problems associated with medical or physical conditions. Examples: swallowing difficulty, involuntary weight loss.
3. Behavioral-Environmental (code NB), describing problems involving a client’s knowledge, attitudes/beliefs, physical environment, access to food, and food safety. Examples include: self-feeding difficulty, undesirable food choices.