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A comprehensive overview of the nutrition, health, and safety needs of young children from birth through school age, Nutrition, Health, and Safety for Young Children: Promoting Wellness, 2/e prepares future educators to implement healthful practices and teach young children ways to contribute to their own wellness. Through anecdotes, cases, and authentic examples, the authors use a storytelling approach that helps contextualize wellness concepts for readers, promote thinking about professional situations, and offer a glimpse into the everyday classroom environment—diverse populations of young children in family child care, child care centers, preschools, and elementary school settings. In this new edition, the text has been streamlined to 16 chapters and still covers the wide range of challenges that teachers of young children are facing today, such as: an increasingly diverse population of young learners, more identified food allergies, concern about the obesity epidemic, the increase in pertussis (whooping cough) cases, focus on serving children with special health care needs in classrooms, new kinds of threats to children’s safety, and increased awareness of the need to develop healthy environments and use sustainable practices in early childhood settings. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video.
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Table of Contents
Part 1: Promoting Wellness
Chapter 1: Your Role in Children's Wellness
Part 2: Promoting Good Nutrition
Chapter 2: The Foundations of Optimal Nutrition
Chapter 3: The Science of Nutrition
Chapter 4: Feeding Infants
Chapter 5: Feeding Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School-Age Children
Chapter 6: Menu Planning
Chapter 7: Food Safety
Part 3: Promoting Healthful Practices
Chapter 8: Creating a Climate of Health and Wellness
Chapter 9: Health Screening and Assessment
Chapter 10: Managing Infectious Disease
Chapter 11: Teaching Children with Special Health Care Needs
Chapter 12: Children's Mental Health
Part 4: Promoting Safety
Chapter 13: Enhancing Safety Through Appropriate Environments
Chapter 14: Promoting Safe Practices Through Effective Classroom Management
Chapter 15: Responding to Emergencies
Chapter 16: Child Abuse and Neglect
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