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Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition

A Practical Handbook, 1st Edition

By Judy More

CRC Press

263 pages

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This evidence-based, practical guide provides an introduction to the theory behind child nutrition with practical advice on how to put that theory into practice, including case studies, key points, and activities to help readers learn.

Divided into three sections, the chapters cover prenatal nutrition and nutrition throughout childhood from preterm babies to adolescents up to the age of 18.

Section 1: Introduction to the growth, nutrients, and food groups. Section 2: Providing a balanced eating pattern for each age group, chapters include expected growth patterns, development affecting eating and drinking skills, as well as common problems such as reflux in babies, fussy eaters in the toddler years, and eating disorders and pregnancy in the teenage years. Section 3: Common problems/disorders that can occur at any stage throughout childhood such as obesity, diabetes, and food intolerances. Chapters will also cover nutritional support in the community, reflecting the increasing numbers of chronically sick children who are now managed in the primary care setting.

This book is essential reading for nutrition and dietetics students, as well as student children's nurses and health and social care students. It will also be a useful reference for those responsible for the nutritional health of children in primary care and community settings (including nurses, midwives, health visitors, GPs, social workers, nursery nurses, early years workers, and school nurses).


"The book is clearly written, the text concise, with many tables and illustrations. It is divided into 7 sections: nutritional requirements, assessment of growth and nutrition, intake chapters by age groups, chronic diseases and obesity. At the end is a very complete index. Very useful; Recommended.

—Professor Zvi Laron, Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 10, No. 4, July 2013

Table of Contents


Nutritional Requirements and Healthy Eating

Nutritional Requirements

Principles of a Balanced Nutritious Diet for Children Over 1 Year

Social and Cultural Influences on Food Choices

Assessment of Growth and Nutritional Intake

Measuring and Assessing Growth

Assessing Nutritional Intake

Prenatal Nutrition

Preconception and Fertility


Infants: 0–12 Months

Milk Feeding 78

Weaning onto Solid Foods – Complementary Feeding

Common Feeding Problems in Infancy

Preterm Infants

Preschool Children: 1–4 Years

Preschool Children 1–4 Years 132

Common Nutritional Problems in Preschool Children

Feeding Preschool Children in Childcare Settings

School Age Children

Primary School Age Children

Nutrition for Adolescents

Nutrition for Chronic Conditions

Food Hypersensitivity – Food Allergies and Intolerances

Childhood Obesity

Nutrition for Children with Chronic Diseases and Syndromes


Answers to Activities

Appendix 1: Function and Food Sources of Nutrients

Appendix 2: Growth Charts

Appendix 3: BMI Charts


About the Author

Judy More BSc RD RNutr.
Freelance Paediatric Dietitian; Director,

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Pediatrics