Synopses & Reviews
Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child, 7th edition addresses the contemporary health, safety and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children in one comprehensive volume. Extensive coverage of topics critical to the early identification of children's health conditions and the promotion of children's well-being reflects the latest research findings. Collaboration with families, sensitivity to individual differences and the critical importance of health, safety and nutrition education continue to be stressed. This time-proven book is written in a clear, concise and thought-provoking manner and is loaded with easy-to-access checklists, guidelines and lesson plans that no early childhood student or professional should be without!
"I thought the activities at the end of each chapter were interesting ones and provided good reinforcement and practical experience with the concepts being delivered. The Web resources are a definite plus for today's student." - Denise M. Binkley, M.Ed., Oklahoma City University; Oklahoma City, OK
"The most impressive features of the textbook are the sections which discuss the implications for caregivers as they reflect the roles and responsibilities of caregivers in relation to chapter topics. Other impressive features are the tables, charts and checklist within the textbook."- Patricia Weaver, M.Ed., Fayetteville Technical Community College; Fayetteville, NC
About the Author
Lynn R. Marotz received a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, an M.Ed. from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. in nursing from the University of Wisconsin. She has served as the health and safety coordinator and associate director of the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center (University of Kansas) for 30 years. In addition, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science that include issues in parenting, health/safety/nutrition for the young child, administration, and foundations of early childhood education. She also provides training in first aid, safety, and recognition of children?s health problems for students in Early Childhood Teacher Education programs and community educators. Lynn has authored several invited chapters in early childhood, international food industry, and law books. In addition, she is the co-author of DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES--PRE-BIRTH THROUGH 12 and MOTIVATIONAL LEADERSHIP.
Table of Contents
UNIT 1: Health, Safety, and Nutrition: An Introduction. Chapter 1: Interrelationship of Health, Safety, and Nutrition. UNIT 2: Health of the Young Child: Maximizing the Child's Potential. Chapter 2: Promoting Good Health. Chapter 3: Health Appraisals. Chapter 4: Health Assessment Tools. Chapter 5: Conditions Affecting Children's Health. Chapter 6: The Infectious Process and Effective Control. Chapter 7: Communicable and Acute Illness: Identification and Management. UNIT 3: Safety for the Young Child. Chapter 8: Creating Quality Environments. Chapter 9: Safety Management. Chapter 10: Management of Injuries and Acute Illness. Chapter 11: Child Abuse and Neglect. Chapter 12: Planning for Children's Health and Safety Education. UNIT 4: Foods and Nutrients: Basic Concepts. Chapter 13: Nutritional Guidelines. Chapter 14: Nutrients that Provide Energy (Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins). Chapter 15: Nutrients that Promote Growth of Body Tissues (Proteins, Minerals, and Water). Chapter 16: Nutrients that Regulate Body Functions (Proteins, Minerals, Water. and Vitamins). UNIT 5: Nutrition and the Young Child. Chapter 17: Infant Feeding. Chapter 18: Feeding the Toddler and Preschool Child. Chapter 19: Planning and Serving Nutritious and Economical Meals. Chapter 20: Food Safety. Chapter 21: Nutrition Education Concepts and Activities. Appendix A: Nutrient Information: Fast Food Vendor Websites. Appendix B: Growth and BMI Charts for Boys and Girls. Appendix C: Educational Resources: Health, Safety, and Nutrition. Appendix D: Federal Food Programs. Appendix E: One-Week Sample Menu. Appendix F: Children's Book List.