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Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child

Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child

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Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child, 7th edition covers the contemporary health, safety and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children in one comprehensive volume, with extensive coverage of topics critical to the early identification of children's health conditions and the promotion of children's well-being. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings. Collaboration with families, sensitivity to individual differences and the critical importance of health, safety and nutrition education continue to be stressed. This time-proven book is written in a clear, concise and thought-provoking manner and is loaded with easy-to-access checklists, guidelines and lesson plans that no early childhood student or professional should be without!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781111185695
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/28/2010

About the Author

Lynn R. Marotz received a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, an M.Ed. from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. in nursing from the University of Wisconsin. She has served as the health and safety coordinator and associate director of the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center (University of Kansas) for 30 years. In addition, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science that include issues in parenting, health/safety/nutrition for the young child, administration, and foundations of early childhood education. She also provides training in first aid, safety, and recognition of children's health problems for students in Early Childhood Teacher Education programs and community educators. Lynn has authored several invited chapters in early childhood, international food industry, and law books. In addition, she is the co-author of DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES—PRE-BIRTH THROUGH 12 and MOTIVATIONAL LEADERSHIP.

Jeanettia M. Rush, R.D., L.D., received her M.A. in human development from the University of Kansas. A graduate of the dietetics and institutional management program at Kansas State University and the Dietetics Internship program of the University of California, she has worked as a hospital dietitian for 16 years and as a nutrition consultant for Meals on Wheels and Educare Laboratory Child Care Center. Other experience includes nutritionist with Johnson County, Kansas Health Department Prenatal/WIC Programs. She is currently employed as a clinical dietitian serving rehabilitation, critical care, and neurology units. Other duties include serving as adjunct faculty for the AP-4 dietetics internship program.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: Health, Safety, and Nutrition: An Introduction. Chapter 1: Interrelationship of Health, Safety, and Nutrition. UNIT 2: Health of the Young Child: Maximizing the Child's Potential. Chapter 2: Promoting Good Health. Chapter 3: Health Appraisals. Chapter 4: Health Assessment Tools. Chapter 5: Conditions Affecting Children's Health. Chapter 6: The Infectious Process and Effective Control. Chapter 7: Communicable and Acute Illness: Identification and Management. UNIT 3: Safety for the Young Child. Chapter 8: Creating Quality Environments. Chapter 9: Safety Management. Chapter 10: Management of Injuries and Acute Illness. Chapter 11: Child Abuse and Neglect. Chapter 12: Planning for Children's Health and Safety Education. UNIT 4: Foods and Nutrients: Basic Concepts. Chapter 13: Nutritional Guidelines. Chapter 14: Nutrients that Provide Energy (Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins). Chapter 15: Nutrients that Promote Growth of Body Tissues (Proteins, Minerals, and Water). Chapter 16: Nutrients that Regulate Body Functions (Proteins, Minerals, Water. and Vitamins). UNIT 5: Nutrition and the Young Child. Chapter 17: Infant Feeding. Chapter 18: Feeding the Toddler and Preschool Child. Chapter 19: Planning and Serving Nutritious and Economical Meals. Chapter 20: Food Safety. Chapter 21: Nutrition Education Concepts and Activities. Appendix A: Nutrient Information: Fast Food Vendor Websites. Appendix B: Growth and BMI Charts for Boys and Girls. Appendix C: Educational Resources: Health, Safety, and Nutrition. Appendix D: Federal Food Programs. Appendix E: One-Week Sample Menu. Appendix F: Children's Book List.

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