Clinical Paediatric Dietetics

Clinical Paediatric Dietetics

by Vanessa Shaw
     
 

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This standard work has been comprehensively revised and expanded to meet the needs of the modern practising and student dietitian.


In tune with current trends, a greater emphasis has been placed on public health issues such as the treatment of childhood nutritional disorders in the community, including obesity and faltering growth. The book now

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This standard work has been comprehensively revised and expanded to meet the needs of the modern practising and student dietitian.


In tune with current trends, a greater emphasis has been placed on public health issues such as the treatment of childhood nutritional disorders in the community, including obesity and faltering growth. The book now also contains a dedicated chapter on the important issue of allergy prevention.



  • Edited by leading experts at Great Ormond Street and the Institute of Child Health
  • Officially supported by the British Dietetic Association
  • Written for dietitians, by dietitians


With worked examples of dietary management given throughout, Clinical Paediatric Dietetics is an indispensable guide for all those involved in the nutritional treatment of children.

Editorial Reviews

Marjorie M. Sutton
This new book is an outgrowth of the manual Diets for Sick Children from the Hospital for Sick Children in London and draws on the expertise of 24 dietitians from the Paediatric Group of the British Dietetic Association. The purpose is to provide a practical approach to the nutritional management of a large variety of pediatric disorders responsive to nutritional intervention. It is meant to be used in the clinical pediatric setting in treating sick, rather than healthy, children. The focus is both relevant and timely, for it recognizes that pediatric nutrition has become a specialty-practice area that requires more disease-specific intervention modalities. The book is written for professional dietitians, dietetic students, pediatricians, pediatric nurses, and members of the community health team dealing with children requiring therapeutic diets. It will be most useful, however, for the experienced pediatric dietitians and dietetic students taught by them. For the most part, the material in the book requires a knowledge base of disease pathophysiology, nutrient requirements, and product composition not often shared by other health team members. The chapters are arranged under organ system disorders, rather than diet type, and much information is provided in tabular form, which simplifies interpretation. Each section is preceded by an excellent review of disease pathophysiology giving the rationale and metabolic basis for nutritional intervention. Chapters include disease-specific nutritional requirements, standard diet therapy, and helpfully, emergency treatment during acute illness. References are relevant and include classic as well as recent articles oneach topic. The appendixes list the commercial products and their manufacturers, most helpful to those not from the U.K. This book makes a significant contribution to practitioners and students in the field of pediatric nutrition. It is written by and for those practicing in the U.K. and uses specific requirements, commercial products, and measurements for that country. The excellent instructive features of specific chapters make it useful to the broader audience of pediatric dietitians.
Reviewer: Marjorie M. Sutton, MS, RD, CSP, LD (University of Chicago Hospitals)
Description: This new book is an outgrowth of the manual Diets for Sick Children from the Hospital for Sick Children in London and draws on the expertise of 24 dietitians from the Paediatric Group of the British Dietetic Association.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a practical approach to the nutritional management of a large variety of pediatric disorders responsive to nutritional intervention. It is meant to be used in the clinical pediatric setting in treating sick, rather than healthy, children. The focus is both relevant and timely, for it recognizes that pediatric nutrition has become a specialty-practice area that requires more disease-specific intervention modalities.
Audience: The book is written for professional dietitians, dietetic students, pediatricians, pediatric nurses, and members of the community health team dealing with children requiring therapeutic diets. It will be most useful, however, for the experienced pediatric dietitians and dietetic students taught by them. For the most part, the material in the book requires a knowledge base of disease pathophysiology, nutrient requirements, and product composition not often shared by other health team members.
Features: The chapters are arranged under organ system disorders, rather than diet type, and much information is provided in tabular form, which simplifies interpretation. Each section is preceded by an excellent review of disease pathophysiology giving the rationale and metabolic basis for nutritional intervention. Chapters include disease-specific nutritional requirements, standard diet therapy, and helpfully, emergency treatment during acute illness. References are relevant and include classic as well as recent articles on each topic. The appendixes list the commercial products and their manufacturers, most helpful to those not from the U.K.
Assessment: This book makes a significant contribution to practitioners and students in the field of pediatric nutrition. It is written by and for those practicing in the U.K. and uses specific requirements, commercial products, and measurements for that country. The excellent instructive features of specific chapters make it useful to the broader audience of pediatric dietitians.
From the Publisher
This is a book I think every caregiver for children should read... I have no hesitation in recommending this for reading not only by all paediatric dietitians but also by paediatricians and other caregivers.

Maternal and Child Nutrition, Volume 4, 2008

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ISBN-13:
9781118699539
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/20/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
632
File size:
11 MB
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From the Publisher
This is a book I think every caregiver for children should read... I have no hesitation in recommending this for reading not only by all paediatric dietitians but also by paediatricians and other caregivers.

Maternal and Child Nutrition, Volume 4, 2008

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