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, 8th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to the key professional standards of the field. The text emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and lesson plans that no early childhood student or professional should be without.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 205 x 254 x 21mm | 1,040g
  • CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing
  • Mason, OH, United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 1111298378
  • 9781111298371
  • 703,330

Table of contents

1. Children's Well-being: What It Is and How to Achieve It.
2. Daily Health Observations.
3. Assessing Children's Health
4. Common Chronic Medical Conditions Affecting Children's Health.
5. The Infectious Process and Effective Control.
6. Communicable and Acute Illness: Identification and Management.
7. Creating 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.
12. Nutritional Guidelines.
13. Nutrients that Provide Energy (Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins).
14. Nutrients that Promote Growth of Body Tissues (Proteins, Minerals, and Water).
15. Nutrients that Regulate Body Functions (Vitamins, Minerals, Proteins, and Water).
16. Infant Feeding.
17. Feeding the Toddler and Preschool Child.
18. Planning and Serving Nutritious and Economical Meals.
19. Food Safety.
20. Nutrition Education Concepts and Activities.
Appendix A: National Health Education Standards for Students (Grades PreK-2, 3-5).
Appendix B: Monthly Calendar: Health, Safety & Nutrition Observances.
Appendix C: Federal Food Programs.
Appendix D: Children's Book List.
Appendix E: Nutrient Information: Fast-Food Vendor Websites.
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About Lynn Marotz

Lynn R. Marotz, R.N., professor emerita, was a member of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science faculty, University of Kansas, for over thirty-five years and also served as the Associate Director of the Child Development Center. She taught large 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 and the families of children enrolled in the Child Development Center. Professor Marotz has authored numerous invited book chapters in national and international publications about children's health and nutrition, legal issues, and environmental safety. She is also the author of HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE, MOTIVATIONAL LEADERSHIP, and BY THE AGES: BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN PRE-BIRTH THROUGH EIGHT. She has been interviewed for numerous articles about children's health and nutrition and parenting that have appeared in national trade magazines, has served as a consultant for children's museums and training film productions, has presented extensively at international, national, and state conferences, and continues to hold appointments on national, state, and local committees and initiatives that advocate on behalf of children and their families.
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