An infant has been diagnosed with PKU. You are educating the parents on what types of foods the child will need to avoid when it gets older. Which foods should be included? Select all that apply.

 

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- Strawberry Cheesecake

- Macaroni and Cheese

- Beef Jerky

- Strawberry Shortcake

- Chocolate Chip cookies

Rationale

Phenylketonurea (PKU) is an autosomal recessive disorder resulting in impaired metabolism of essential amino acid phynylalanine. Foods that are high in protein and artificial sweeteners can be toxic to patients.

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