Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition: A Practical Guide, Second Edition, is an evidence-based, practical guide introducing 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 nutrient requirements, balanced eating patterns and common problems to cultural influences on food choices and guidelines on assessing growth and dietary intakes. Prevention and management of obesity and allergies are covered in separate chapters. The first 1000 days are given particular consideration with chapters on diets for preconception, pregnancy, milk feeding and complementary feeding during infancy. The chapter on nutritional treatments covers common conditions such as diabetes and Crohn’s disease, as well as more intricate feeding regimes and tube feeding required for children with rarer diseases and syndromes.
New in this second edition are:
· Changes in in food allergy prevention and oral immunotherapy treatments.
· Causes and management strategies to deal with fussy and selective eating in toddlers.
· The importance of iodine in diets before and during pregnancy to improve children’s cognitive abilities.
· Updated recommendations on vitamin D supplementation.
This second edition is an essential reading for students taking courses in nutrition and paediatric healthcare. It serves as a useful reference for individuals responsible for the nutritional intakes of children in primary care and community settings including early years practitioners, midwives, health visitors, school nurses and governors, social workers, paediatricians and general practitioners.
About the Author
Judy More BSc, RD, RN is a Paediatric Dietitian, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Plymouth, UK and Director of Child-nutrition.co.uk Ltd, London, UK.
Table of Contents
Author Bio viii
Section 1 Nutritional requirements and healthy eating
1 Nutritional requirements 3
2 Principles of a balanced nutritious diet for children over 1 year 17
3 Social and cultural influences on food choices 33
Section 2 Assessment of growth and nutritional intake
4 Measuring and assessing growth 49
5 Assessing nutritional intake 61
Section 3 Prenatal nutrition
6 Preconception and fertility 75
7 Pregnancy 81
Section 4 Infants: 0-12 months
8 Milk feeding 99
9 Complementary feeding 121
10 Common feeding problems in infancy 137
11 Preterm infants 147
Section 5 Preschool children: 1-4 years
12 Preschool children 1–4 years 161
13 Common nutritional problems in preschool children 177
14 Feeding preschool children in childcare settings 187
Section 6 School-age children
15 Primary school-age children 5–11 years 195
16 Nutrition for adolescents 205
Section 7 Nutrition for chronic conditions
17 Food hypersensitivity – food allergies and intolerances 219
18 Childhood obesity 233
19 Nutrition for children with chronic diseases and syndromes 245
Appendix 1: Function and Food Sources of Nutrients 267
Appendix 2: Growth Charts 273
Appendix 3: BMI and Waist Circumference Charts 283
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 Child-nutrition.co.uk 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, www. infantandtoddlerforum.org, 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.