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Title Rethinking nutrition : connecting science and practice in early childhood settings / Susan Nitzke ... [and others]
Edition First edition
Published St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2010


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  618.9239 Nit/Rnc 2010  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Redleaf professional library
Redleaf professional library.
Contents Nutrition to support healthy growth -- Special needs -- Eating and feeding behaviors are formed in the context of normative development -- Food and mealtime as a context for learning -- Why we implement food and nutrition policies -- Appendix 1: State early learning standards and nutrition -- Appendix 2: federal nutrition regulations and programs -- Appendix 3: example of a head start program's meal plan -- Appendix 4: preventing food-borne illness -- Appendix 5: excerpts from mypyramid for preschoolers -- Appendix 6: sources of information on gardens as learning opportunities -- Appendix 7: recommended sources of recipes and menu planning tools -- Appendix 8: how to help children be active, inside and out
Summary "Rethinking Nutrition provides early childhood teachers and care providers just what they need---practical tips and research-based guidance on nutrition---all put in the context of realistic child care situations. The easy-to-read and accessible format makes it user-friendly for the busy provider."---Christina Stark, MS, RD, CDN Nutrition Specialist Division of Nutritional Sciences Cornell University --Book Jacket
Each chapter provides examples that bring nutrition principles to life in early childhood settings, topic suggestions for staff discussions, sample letters to families, and further reading suggestions. Extensive appendixes provide additional information on federal nutrition regulations, food-borne illness prevention, the USDA's MyPyramid for Preschoolers, and more. --
Good nutrition helps children learn better and promotes lifelong healthy eating habits. Connecting current scientific research with best practices, Rethinking Nutrition provides information to help you meet and understand children's nutritional and developmental needs. --
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Children -- Nutrition.
Author Nitzke, Susan A.
LC no. 2009049715
ISBN 1605540315 (alk. paper)
9781605540313 (alk. paper)