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Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child


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Unit I: PROMOTING CHILDREN'S HEALTH: HEALTHY LIFESTYLES AND HEALTH CONCERNS. 1. Children's Well-Being: What It Is and How to Achieve It. 2. Daily Health Observations. 3. Assessing Children's Health. 4. Caring for Children with Special Medical Conditions. 5. The Infectious Process and Environmental Control. 6. Childhood Illness: Identification and Management. Unit II: KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE. 7. Creating High-Quality Environments. 8. Safety Management. 9. Management of Injuries and Acute Illness. 10. Maltreatment of Children: Abuse and Neglect. 11. Planning for Children's Health and Safety Education. Unit III: FOODS AND NUTRIENTS: BASIC CONCEPTS. 12. Nutrition Guidelines. 13. Nutrients That Provide Energy (Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins). 14. Nutrients That Promote Growth and Regulate Body Functions (Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water). Unit IV: NUTRITION AND THE YOUNG CHILD. 15. Feeding Infants. 16. Feeding Toddlers and Young Children. 17. Planning and Serving Nutritious and Economical Meals. 18. Food Safety. 19. Nutrition Education: Rationale, Concepts, and Lessons. Epilogue. Looking Ahead. . . Making a Difference. Appendices. A. National Health Education Standards. B. Monthly Calendar: Health, Safety, and Nutrition Observances. C. Federal Food Programs. D. Children's Book Lists. E. Nutrient Information: Fast-Food Vendor Websites. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

Lynn R. Marotz, Ph.D., R.N., professor emerita, was a member of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science faculty at the University of Kansas for over 35 years and also served as associate director of the Child Development Center. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses in parenting, children's health, safety and nutrition, history and philosophy of early childhood education, and leadership and administration. She worked closely with students in the early childhood teacher education program as well as with the families of children enrolled in the Child Development Center. Dr. Marotz's other books include HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD (10e), PARENTING TODAY'S CHILDREN, BY THE AGES: BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN PRE-BIRTH THROUGH EIGHT and EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP. In addition to writing numerous invited book chapters in national and international publications about children's health and nutrition, legal issues and environmental safety, she has been interviewed about children's health, nutrition and parenting issues for national trade magazine articles. Dr. Marotz also has served as a consultant for children's museums and training film productions, presented extensively at international, national and state conferences, and held appointments on national, state and local committees and initiatives that advocate on behalf of children and their families.

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