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Nutrition, Health, and Safety for Young Children: Promoting Wellness
By Joanne Sorte, Inge Daeschel, Carolina Amador
The text demonstrates how a strong curriculum at any age or stage of early childhood, birth through age 8, allows teachers to teach and model healthy practices with regard to nutrition, health, and safety. The authors’ accessible and engaging writing style bring the reader into the classroom by weaving in classroom scenarios. In addition, chapter features entitled “Nutrition Notes,” “Safety Segments,” “Policy Points,” and “Health Hints” provide students with information on current topics of interest and controversy while “What ifs.. “ feature boxes promote critical thinking skills to make decisions about topics they might encounter in the early childhood setting.
Presents integrated curriculum for teaching nutrition, health and wellness; promotescurrent evidence-based practices; aligns with National Health Education standards; accessible writing style brings readers into the classroom; promotes culturally responsive teaching.
KEY TOPICS: Addresses the obesity epidemic, promoting sustainability, health curriculum, accommodating the nutrition, health and safety needs of all children; building relationships with families
MARKET: Two-year health, safety, and nutrition courses.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Promoting Wellness
Chapter 1: The Interconnection of Nutrition, Health, and Safety
Chapter 2: Teaching Wellness Concepts to Young Children
Part 2: Promoting Good Nutrition
Chapter 3: The Foundations of Optimal Nutrition
Chapter 4: Understanding the Science of Nutrition
Chapter 5: Feeding Infants
Chapter 6: Feeding Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School-Age Children
Chapter 7: Menu Planning
Chapter 8: Food Safety
Part 3: Promoting Healthful Practices
Chapter 9: Creating a Climate of Heath and Wellness
Chapter 10: Health Screening and Assessment
Chapter 11: Managing Infectious Disease
Chapter 12: Teaching Children with Special Health Care Needs
Chapter 13: Children’s Mental Health
Part 4: Promoting Safety
Chapter 14: Ensuring Physical and Emotional Safety
Chapter 15: Creating Safe Environments
Chapter 16: Promoting Safe Practices through Effective Classroom Management
Chapter 17: Responding to Emergencies
Chapter 18: Child Abuse and Neglect
Appendix CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements for Infants and Children
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