For Early Childhood Nutrition courses.
The only text of its kind, this practical, easy-to-read volume provides future early childhood teachers with a basic understanding of food and nutrition as it applies to the care of children from birth through age eight. Coverage encompasses basic nutrition principles, examines what to feed children and when, and explores ways to use the requisite daily eating ritual as a teaching/learning experience. In addition, attention is paid to food and nutrition problems seen in young children and strategies for involving parents as partners with teachers and the food-service staff in fostering good eating habits.
1. Nutrition: What Is It? 2. Food and Fitness for Health. 3. The Infant (Birth to 12 Months). 4. The Toddler (1 to 3 Years). 5. The Preschooler (3 to 5 Years). 6. The 6- to 8-Year-Old. 7. Center Food Service. 8. Integrating Food and Nutrition Concepts into the Early Childhood Curriculum. 9. Parent Involvement in Nutrition Education.
Appendix I: Online Diet Analysis Programs.
Appendix II: Daily Values (DV) (from the 94 Edition).
Appendix III: Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI).
Appendix IV: Growth Charts: Birth to 36 Months and Children.
Appendix V: Diet Assessment Tools for Infants and Children.
Appendix VI: The Special Supplement Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC Program).
Appendix VII: Equipment and Play Materials for Preschoolers.
Appendix VIII: Traditional Food-Based Menu Planning Approach.
Appendix IX: Enhanced Food-Based Menu Planning Approach.
Appendix X: Minimum Nutrient and Calorie Levels for School Lunches.
Appendix XI: Description of the School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, and Summer Food Service Program.
Appendix XII: A Checklist of Foods and Preparation Methods (from the 94 Edition).
Appendix XIII: Center Feeding Chart (from the 94 Edition).
Appendix XIV: Notes for Parents of 3-18 Month Old Infants (from the 94 Edition).
Appendix XV: Notes for Parents of 18-24 Month Old Toddlers (from the 94 Edition).
Appendix XVI: Sample Agenda for Preplanning, Conducting, and Evaluating a Family Workshop (from the 94 Edition).