2nd Edition

Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition
A Practical Handbook

ISBN 9780367554552
Published August 24, 2021 by CRC Press
308 Pages 12 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations

USD $54.95

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Book Description

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


Preface      vii

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

Glossary      289

Index      293

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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 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.