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2nd Edition

Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition
A Practical Handbook

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ISBN 9780367554552
April 14, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
448 Pages 12 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition: A Practical Guide, Second Edition is an evidence-based, practical guide which provides readers an introduction introduces readers to the theory behind optimal child nutrition. Containing practical advice on how to put that theory into practice, this new edition facilitates learning through case studies, key points, and learning activities. Divided into seven sections, chapters cover prenatal nutrition and nutrition throughout childhood from preterm babies to adolescents up to the age of 18.

Sections throughout focus on topics ranging from food groupsnutrient requirements and cultural influences on food choices; growth and assessment; and nutritional intakedietary assessment; nutritious diets for preconception and during pregnancy; balanced eating patterns; milk feeding and complementary feeding during infancy; balanced eating patterns; to common problems for each age group and disorders that can occur at any stage throughout childhood.

This second edition is an essential reading for students taking courses in nutrition and pediatric healthcare courses. It serves as a useful reference for individuals responsible for the nutritional health of children in primary care and community settings including early years practitioners, nurses, midwives, health practitionersvisitors, school nurses, social workers, pediatricians early years workers, and general practitionersschool nurses.


  • Discusses changes in in food allergy prevention and oral immunotherapy treatments.
  • Describes causes and management strategies to deal with fussy and selective eating in toddlers .

  • Includes information on the importance of iodine in diets before and during pregnancy to improve cognitive abilities.
  • Updated recommendations on vitamin D supplementation.

Table of Contents

SECTION I Nutritional Requirements and Healthy Eating
1.Nutritional Requirements
2.Principles of a Balanced Nutritious Diet for Children Over 1 Year
3.Social and Cultural Influences on Food Choices

SECTION II Assessment of Growth and Nutritional Intake
4.Measuring and Assessing Growth
5.Assessing Nutritional Intake

SECTION III Prenatal Nutrition
6.Preconception and Fertility

Section IV Infants: 0-12 Months
8.Milk Feeding
9.Complementary Feeding
10.Common Feeding Problems in Infancy
11.Preterm Infants

SECTION V Preschool Children: 1-4 Years
12.Preschool Children 1–4 Years
13.Common Nutritional Problems in Preschool Children
14.Feeding Preschool Children in Childcare Settings

SECTION VI School Age Children
15.Primary School Age Children 5-11years
16.Nutrition for Adolescents

SECTION VII Nutrition for Chronic Conditions
17.Food Hypersensitivity – Food Allergies and Intolerances
18.Childhood Obesity
19.Nutrition for Children with Chronic Diseases and Syndromes

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Judy More is a Registered Dietitian and a Registered Nutritionist specialising in children’s nutrition. She is a past chairman of the Paediatric Group of the British Dietetic Association. Her current interests are in public health and after setting up her company Ltd, she is a consultant to government departments and several infant formula and children’s food companies. She teaches at several UK universities, writes books and nutrition articles for professional and consumer publications, develops resources, gives media interviews, and advises nurseries, schools and private patients. She has developed and published evidence based portion sizes for children of different ages. As an expert member on the Infant and Toddler Forum she was lead author for their resources and publications. She edited the nutrition section of the e-learning Child Health Programme for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health which is a government sponsored programme to support professionals working with under-fives.