The Nutritional Psychology of Childhood

The Nutritional Psychology of Childhood

by Robert Drewett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521535107

ISBN-13: 9780521535106

Pub. Date: 05/21/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Nutritional Psychology of Childhood is a systematic account of research on the psychological aspects of nutrition in children from birth to adolescence. It deals with two major themes: the development of eating and the effects of malnutrition on the developing child. Robert Drewett discusses the developmental problems that arise with eating and food intake,…  See more details below

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The Nutritional Psychology of Childhood is a systematic account of research on the psychological aspects of nutrition in children from birth to adolescence. It deals with two major themes: the development of eating and the effects of malnutrition on the developing child. Robert Drewett discusses the developmental problems that arise with eating and food intake, including nursing and weaning in infancy, the handling of solids and the development of food choice and eating habits. Nutritional problems are considered in children born preterm or small for gestational age, or whose growth is poor, in children who are iron-deficient or more generally malnourished, and in children with physical illnesses or disabilities, including phenylketonuria and cerebral palsy. The development of eating disorders and obesity are also considered. Drawing on research from both developing and industrialised countries, this book will be of interest to students, researchers and professionals in psychology, nutrition and child health.

About the Author:
Robert Drewett is Reader in Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Durham

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521535106
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/21/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents


List of illustrations and table     ix
Preface     xi
Introduction     1
Introduction     1
Growth and development     3
Energy balance     9
The development of feeding behaviour: infancy     18
Human lactation and the structure of infant feeding     18
Taste and flavour sensitivity     21
The control of energy intake in infancy     25
Feeding problems in milk-fed infants     28
Breast-feeding, health and cognitive development     33
The development of feeding behaviour: weaning onwards     43
Weaning and the development of independent eating skills     43
Food choice and neophobia     49
Food preferences     54
Feeding problems from weaning     60
Born too small or born too soon     69
Growth before birth     69
The development of children born too small     72
The development of children born too soon     83
Nutritional deficiencies     88
Iron deficiency     88
The development of iron deficient children     91
Protein-energy malnutrition     97
Secular trends in intelligence     106
Nutritional aspects of some physical conditions     110
Phenylketonuria     110
Other genetic disorders     117
Cerebral palsy     120
Failure to thrive     123
Criteria for failure to thrive and its epidemiology     123
Explanations of failure to thrive     129
Developmental delay and later cognitive outcomes     140
Other outcomes     144
Adiposity and obesity     148
Adiposity and its correlates     148
The genetics of obesity     158
The development of adiposity     163
Treatment and prevention     178
Adolescence and the eating disorders     186
Eating disorders     186
Body image and dieting     195
Genetic and other risk factors     202
Intergenerational aspects of eating disorders     209
Some concluding thoughts     214
References     221
Index     274

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