Nutrition in Early Life / Edition 1

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Nutrition in Early Life is a comprehensive authoritative text providing an in -depth scientific basis for nutrition during prenatal, postnatal and childhood growth and development. The book is an up-to-date reference for all those seeking to understand the application of science in support of a successful outcome of the reproductive cycle. It has a strong public health emphasis, dealing with nutritionally related health promotion issues from the fetus to maturity. Additionally, the book includes key practical guidelines for good nutritional practice in chapter twelve. Nutrition in Early Life: is a clear up-to-date scientific text focusing on nutrition throughout the reproductive cycle. provides practical guidelines for good nutritional practice with a strong public health emphasis. includes learning outcomes and a detailed list of references at the end of each chapter. Suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers within the health care professions and an invaluable resource to practitioners who provide primary health care. The book will also be a useful reference for those specialising in paediatrics and child health.

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Editorial Reviews

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"…it will be indispensable to all those involved in this area of nutrition…" (Dietetics Today, March 2003)

"...Would I recommend it? Oh yes: it should be read or consulted by all whose research or clinical practice involves growth and nutrition in early life." (Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, May 2003)

"...this book will also provide a fascinating and valuable resource for all healthcare professionals working in the fields of maternal and infant nutrition" (Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, No.6, 2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471496243
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/20/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents



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).


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