Each of the five chapters in this book begins with an introduction tha t provides an overview of the disease or condition. Actual case studi es follow that clearly and memorably reinforce guidelines for the nutr itional care of children with chronic respiratory conditions, includin g cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, asthma, and ventilator dependence. Each case includes a study guide with several discussion points and a reference list. This self-study guide is designed to hel p dietetics professionals better understand and address the specific a nd complex nutritional needs of these special patients. Topics such a s, family-centered care, respecting cultural diversity, and collaborat ing with community-based systems is addressed.