Nutrition in Early Life / Edition 1

Nutrition in Early Life / Edition 1

by Jane B. Morgan, Birkin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471496243

ISBN-13: 9780471496243

Pub. Date: 01/20/2003

Publisher: Wiley

The publication of the Department of Health White Paper "The Health of the Nation" (1992) and "Our Healthier Nation" (1998) gave emphasis to the importance of nutritional health of the nation at all ages. It is clear that the achievement of specific targets for pregnancy and infancy as set out in the White Paper will involve the training of all health care

Overview

The publication of the Department of Health White Paper "The Health of the Nation" (1992) and "Our Healthier Nation" (1998) gave emphasis to the importance of nutritional health of the nation at all ages. It is clear that the achievement of specific targets for pregnancy and infancy as set out in the White Paper will involve the training of all health care professionals in nutrition education. This book responds to the challenge and focuses on good nutrition for and during pregnancy, in low birth-weight infants, and during infancy. It has a strong public health emphasis, dealing with health prevention issues for the Nation's younger population.

The text is written as a scientific reference book for those seeking to apply science in the support of a successful pregnancy and in the prevention of nutritional problems during foetal and early post-natal life. The importance of optimal nutrition during these periods of life is emphasised by the overwhelming evidence that nutritional problems in early embryonic life may cause congenital malformations and during late foetal life and early post natal life may set the molecular programme for later disease development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471496243
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/20/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Foreword.

List of Contributors. 

Growth, development and the chemical  composition of the body (J. Dickerson).

Pre- and periconceptual nutrition (J. Coad).

Maternal physiology and nutrition during reproduction (E. Forsum).

Physiological and nutritional aspects of the placenta (M. Symonds, et al.).

Lifestyle and maternal health interactions between mother and fetus (M. Ibrahim and J. Forsyth).

The fetus at birth: maternal and fetal preparations for postnatal development (M. McNabb).

Fetal, infant and childhood growth and adult health (K. Godfrey and D. Barker).

Nutrition in infancy (L. Weaver and A. Prentice).

Complementary feeding for the full-term infant (N. Sritharan and J. Morgan).

Nutrition of the low-birth-weight and very-low-birth-weight infant (C. King and M. Harrison).

Nutrition in childhood (E. Poskitt).

Practical advice on food and nutrition for the mother, infant and child (M. Lawson).

Index.

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