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08 Chap 8 - Nutrition in Early Childhood Chapter 8...

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Nutrition in Early Childhood Chapter 8++ Objectives: Describe eating behaviors in early childhood, discuss fast food Timing of early childhood- age 2-5 (preschool) Energy needs- What a child eats affects their skeletal growth, growing about 2.5 inches per year, gaining about 5-7 pounds each year, body shape and size, susceptibility to illness and disease, average preschool child requires 1700 calories/day, world wide : 1 in 3 children under 5 is malnourished, 11 million preschoolers that are malnourished, 20% of kids receive too little iron, 10% of kids go to bed hungry Daily routines of eating- Eating habits become ingrained very early in life 3 year olds: o appetite fairly good; prefer small servings o only like a few cooked veg, but eat most else o feed themselves independently o dawdle over food if not hungry, distracted o often drink a lot of milk 4 year olds: o appetite fluctuates from very good to poor o Dislike certain foods/refuse to eat them o Use all eating utensils
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