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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, 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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