Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child

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Thomson Delmar Learning, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 558 pages
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This book is the leading learning tool and resource guide on promoting safety and good health and nutrition in young children. The author does an excellent job of demonstrating the critical relationship among health, nutrition, and safety in an easy-to-read, thought-provoking format. Research-based information is used to make practical suggestions for creating high-quality environments that maximize children's well-being and development. Case studies, review activities, and suggestions for additional reading give readers the tools they need to fully comprehend and use the wealth of information contained within this book. Specific information on diseases and common childhood afflictions, as well as information on such special interest topics as children and medication and cultural diversity in meal planning, gives readers the knowledge they need to encourage healthy practices in children and their families. The “Focus on Families” feature encourages collaboration among parents and teachers in promoting children's wellness. And, new BMI and growth charts serve in tracking children's height, weight, and risk of obesity. The author also has updated Web addresses for numerous resource groups and organizations, and she has added a list of children's book titles that reinforce healthy, safe lifestyles.

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A lot of helpful info. I wish it wasn't so expensive so I could have bought it and kept it as a reference. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Lynn R. Marotz, Ph.D., R.N., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Life at the University of Kansas. She also serves as the Associate Director of the university's Child Development Center. Ms. Marotz is co-chair of the Higher Education Consortium on Early Childhood Education. She is a member of the Stakeholder's Advisory Committee/Early Childhood Council, Kansas State Board of Education. She is also a member of the Kansas Early Care and Education Professional Development Initiative, as well as a member of the Early Childhood Professional Preparation Initiative. She is a council member for the Gateway's to Early Childhood Careers Project and serves as a board member for the Douglas County Child Development Association (NAEYC Affiliate). In 1998, she was a visiting scholar at Arizona State University and is a former finalist for University Employee of the Year (1997).

Cross received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Wisconsin and is currently an emeritus associate professor in the Department of Human Development at the University of Kansas. Her teaching experience includes undergraduate courses in basic and applied nutrition and graduate courses related to nutrition and child development.

Rush 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 sixteen years.

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