HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children—and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices—in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without.
"We have used this text for many years. Students like the readability and it meets the needs of our objectives for the course. It is the best health, safety, and nutrition textbook that I have found for early childhood students."
"This is the must-have text. Others are adequate, but do not substantially cover all elements needed for this course."
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Reviewer: Louise B. Kahn, RN, MSN, CPNP (University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center) Description: This book provides a broad, basic understanding of health, safety, and nutritional issues of children in group care and early childhood settings. It comes with a CD that can be used for teaching and learning activities. Purpose: The purpose is to provide current research and developments in the field of early childhood for new learners in early childhood education and nursing and, specifically, for those working in early childhood settings with young children and their families. As more children are cared for in out-of-home environments than ever before, the book is extremely relevant. The author has provided concise and complete information that is easily accessible to all providers of such care. Audience: The author, degreed in both nursing and education, applies an interdisciplinary approach to the care and nurturing of young children and families, which strengthens the message. She demonstrates a wide breadth of knowledge and a deep understanding of the interaction between health and education in the early years and the foundations for learning and success in children's lives. It is a very good resource for students and practitioners working in the areas of community pediatrics and early childhood education. Features: Prevention, health promotion, and risk reduction are covered, as well as specific methods of screening and assessment, forms that are useful in early childhood settings. A broad discussion of safety includes a well researched section on child abuse and maltreatment. The sections on nutrition and feeding are well presented, and the author provides a good discussion of feeding relationships and their importance for obesity prevention, a critical need in this era. Assessment: This book will be an excellent addition to my own practice library. It contains information from several fields of study, and can be used as a field text when in the childhood nursing clinical setting with students. The updated information on current issues in child health, such as obesity prevention and school vending machine recommendations, is timely.
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.
Unit I: PROMOTING CHILDREN'S HEALTH: HEALTHY LIFESTYLES AND HEALTH CONCERNS. 1. Children's Well-Being: What It Is and How to Achieve It. 2. Daily Health Observations. 3. Assessing Children's Health. 4. Caring for Children with Special Medical Conditions. 5. The Infectious Process and Environmental Control. 6. Childhood Illness: Identification and Management. Unit II: KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE. 7. Creating High-Quality Environments. 8. Safety Management. 9. Management of Injuries and Acute Illness. 10. Maltreatment of Children: Abuse and Neglect. 11. Planning for Children's Health and Safety Education. Unit III: FOODS AND NUTRIENTS: BASIC CONCEPTS. 12. Nutrition Guidelines. 13. Nutrients That Provide Energy (Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins). 14. Nutrients That Promote Growth and Regulate Body Functions (Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water). Unit IV: NUTRITION AND THE YOUNG CHILD. 15. Feeding Infants. 16. Feeding Toddlers and Young Children. 17. Planning and Serving Nutritious and Economical Meals. 18. Food Safety. 19. Nutrition Education: Rationale, Concepts, and Lessons. Epilogue. Looking Ahead. . . Making a Difference. Appendices. A. National Health Education Standards. B. Monthly Calendar: Health, Safety, and Nutrition Observances. C. Federal Food Programs. D. Children's Book Lists. E. Nutrient Information: Fast-Food Vendor Websites. Glossary. Index.