Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child

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Delmar, 2001 - Children - 526 pages
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Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child, 5th Edition provides students with a comprehensive and time-tested guide relative to the critical issues of the health, safety and nutrition of young children. It includes a wealth of practical information and resources for the student as well as the experienced early childhood educator, caregiver and parent. The text stresses the important role early childhood educators play in promoting good health and life-long healthy attitudes and practices for children. It also focuses on guiding children's educational experiences and provides strategies for creating safe and healthy environments. Several new features have been added to expand the student's understanding of basic concepts and their contemporary application. Information on such subjects as SIDS, HIV/AIDS, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and otitis media has been expanded in this new edition. The text also includes a comprehensive overview of basic nutrition designed to help students and teachers better understand the critical value of good nutrition.

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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.

Marie Z. Cross is Associate Professor Emeritus of Human Development and Family Life at the University of Kansas. She has received the Chancellors Club Teaching Award and the Mortar Board Outstanding Teacher Award.

Jeanettia M. Rush, R.D., L.D., 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 16 years and as a nutrition consultant for Meals on Wheels and Educare Laboratory Child Care Center. Other experience includes nutritionist with Johnson County, Kansas Health Department Prenatal/WIC Programs. She is currently employed as a clinical dietitian serving rehabilitation, critical care, and neurology units. Other duties include serving as adjunct faculty for the AP-4 dietetics internship program.

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