Food, Nutrition, and the Young Child

ISBN-10: 013098485X
ISBN-13: 9780130984852
Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $98.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

The only book of its kind on the market today, this practical, easy-to-read volume provides readers with a basic understanding of food and nutrition as it applies to the care of children from birth through age eight. Great attention is given to food and nutrition problems seen in young children, and strategies are provided for parents in fostering good eating habits. This book introduces the current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) growth charts for body mass index (BMI) for children over the age of two, as well as the latest Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children. Coverage encompasses basic nutrition principles, examines what to feed children and when, and explores ways to use the requisite daily eating ritual as a teaching/learning experience. Discussions include the latest American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for television viewing and for daily activity. Hot topics include: the promotion of healthful eating behaviors, reflux and reflux disease, and the new standard allowing a wider acceptable fat range for each age group. Numerous appendices providing additional helpful material in an easy-to-use format, making this the perfect resource for educators, administrators, parents, food-service staffs and food-service planners.

Nutrition: What Is It?
Food and Fitness for Health
The Infant (Birth to 12 Months)
The Toddler (1 to 3 Years)
The Preschooler (3 to 5 Years)
The 6- to 8-Year-Old
Center Food Service
Integrating Food and Nutrition Concepts into the Early Childhood Curriculum
Parent Involvement in Nutrition Education
Appendices
Online Diet Analysis Programs
Daily Values (DV) (from the 94 Edition)
Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI)
Growth Charts: Birth to 36 Months and Children
Diet Assessment Tools for Infants and Children
The Special Supplement Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC Program)
Equipment and Play Materials for Preschoolers
Traditional Food-Based Menu Planning Approach
Enhanced Food-Based Menu Planning Approach
Minimum Nutrient and Calorie Levels for School Lunches
Description of the School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, and Summer Food Service Program
A Checklist of Foods and Preparation Methods (from the 94 Edition)
Center Feeding Chart (from the 94 Edition)
Notes for Parents of 3-18 Month Old Infants (from the 94 Edition)
Notes for Parents of 18-24 Month Old Toddlers (from the 94 Edition)
Sample Agenda for Preplanning, Conducting, and Evaluating a Family Workshop (from the 94 Edition)
Glossary
Index

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