Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child

ISBN-10: 140183700X

ISBN-13: 9781401837006

Edition: 6th 2005 (Revised)

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Description: This book is the leading learning tool and resource guide on promoting safety and good health and nutrition in young children. The author does an excellent job of demonstrating the critical relationship among health, nutrition, and safety in an easy-to-read, thought-provoking format. Research-based information is used to make practical suggestions for creating high-quality environments that maximize children?s well-being and development. Case studies, review activities, and suggestions for additional reading give readers the tools they need to fully comprehend and use the wealth of information contained within this book. Specific information on diseases and common childhood afflictions, as well as information on such special interest topics as children and medication and cultural diversity in meal planning, gives readers the knowledge they need to encourage healthy practices in children and their families. The ?Focus on Families? feature encourages collaboration among parents and teachers in promoting children?s wellness. And, new BMI and growth charts serve in tracking children?s height, weight, and risk of obesity. The author also has updated Web addresses for numerous resource groups and organizations, and she has added a list of children?s book titles that reinforce healthy, safe lifestyles.

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Book details

List price: $162.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 6/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Lynn R. Marotz (Ph.D., M.Ed., B.S.N.) served as the health and safety coordinator and associate director of the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center (University of Kansas) for 35 years. She has worked closely with students in the Early Childhood teacher education program and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, including issues in parenting, health/safety/nutrition for the young child, administration, and foundations of early childhood education. She provides frequent in-service training in first aid, safety, child abuse, and identification of children's health problems for early childhood students and community educators. In addition to authoring invited chapters in many publications and law books, she is the co-author of DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: PRE-BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE, MOTIVATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, and BY THE AGES (all from Cengage Learning). Her research activities focus on childhood obesity and children's health, safety, and nutrition. She has presented extensively at international, national, and state conferences and held appointments on national, state, and local committees and initiatives that advocate on the behalf of children and families.

Marie Z. Cross is Associate Professor Emeritus of Human Development and Family Life at the University of Kansas. She has received the Chancellors Club Teaching Award and the Mortar Board Outstanding Teacher Award.

Jeanettia M. Rush, R.D., L.D., received her M.A. in human development from the University of Kansas. A graduate of the dietetics and institutional management program at Kansas State University and the Dietetics Internship program of the University of California, she has worked as a hospital dietitian for 16 years and as a nutrition consultant for Meals on Wheels and Educare Laboratory Child Care Center. Other experience includes nutritionist with Johnson County, Kansas Health Department Prenatal/WIC Programs. She is currently employed as a clinical dietitian serving rehabilitation, critical care, and neurology units. Other duties include serving as adjunct faculty for the AP-4 dietetics internship program.

Preface
Health, Safety, and Nutrition: An Introduction
Interrelationship of Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Health of the Young Child: Maximizing the Child's Potential
Promoting Good Health
Health Appraisals
Health Assessment Tools
Conditions Affecting Children's Health
The Infectious Process and Effective Control
Communicable and Acute Illness: Identification and Management
Safety for the Young Child
Creating Quality Environments
Safety Management
Management of Injuries and Acute Illness
Child Abuse and Neglect
Planning for Children's Health and Safety Education
Foods and Nutrients: Basic Concepts
Nutritional Guidelines
Nutrients That Provide Energy (Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins)
Nutrients That Promote Growth of Body Tissues (Proteins, Minerals, and Water)
Nutrients That Regulate Body Functions (Proteins, Minerals, Water, and Vitamins)
Nutrition and the Young Child
Infant Feeding
Feeding the Toddler and Preschool Child
Planning and Serving Nutritious and Economical Meals
Food Safety
Nutrition Education Concepts and Activities
Appendices
Nutrient Information: Fast Food Vendor Websites
Growth and BMI Charts for Boys and Girls
Educational Resources: Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Federal Food Programs
One-Week Sample Menu
Children's Book List
Glossary
Index
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