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ToddlerPreschoolerobj - Toddler/Preschooler Nutrition...

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Toddler/Preschooler Nutrition - Objectives Define key words: toddler, preschool-age children, iron-deficiency anemia, recumbent length, anemia, fluorosis, adiposity rebound, Recognize changes in physical growth (weight and height gains) / cognitive development in toddlers and preschoolers. Describe changes in feeding skills / food preferences in toddlers and preschoolers. Identify common feeding problems (picky eater / food jags) in toddlers and preschoolers and recommend appropriate parental roles that support healthy eating patterns. Describe self-regulation of food intake. Recognize that exerting strong parental control of eating behaviors increase risk of developing obesity later in life. Identify age-appropriate nutrition growth charts that can be used to monitor toddler and preschooler growth and development. Recognize normal and abnormal growth patterns plotted on growth charts. Define BMI for age and describe its use in assessing growth in children 2 – 5 years of age.
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