The only book of its kind on the market today, this practical, easy-to-read volume provides readers with a basic understanding of food and nutrition as it applies to the care of children from birth through age eight. Great attention is given to food and nutrition problems seen in young children, and strategies are provided for parents in fostering good eating habits.
This book introduces the current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) growth charts for body mass index (BMI) for children over the age of two, as well as the latest Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children. Coverage encompasses basic nutrition principles, examines what to feed children and when, and explores ways to use the requisite daily eating ritual as a teaching/learning experience. Discussions include the latest American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for television viewing and for daily activity. Hot topics include: the promotion of healthful eating behaviors, reflux and reflux disease, and the new standard allowing a wider acceptable fat range for each age group.
Numerous appendices providing additional helpful material in an easy-to-use format, making this the perfect resource for educators, administrators, parents, food-service staffs and food-service planners.