PUBH 1517 - Childhood Nutrition

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Childhood Nutrition Childhood Nutrition
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Early Childhood Appetite decreases markedly around 12 months, due to  normal slowing of growth rate. Appetite tends to fluctuate thereafter, varying with  growth spurts, etc. Children should be trusted to regulate their own calorie  intake, but foods offered need to be nutritious
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Meeting Nutrient Needs See Childhood Pyramid, p. 471 Exact number of servings is recommended (this is  a minimum) Under four years old, serving size is smaller  except for the milk group
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Childhood Calorie Needs At one year, approx. 1000 calories At three years, approx 1300 calories At 10 years, approx 2000 calories
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Childhood Preferences Vegetables are least-liked of all foods, usually.  Children prefer  mild-flavored, bright colored vegetables such as carrots, peas, corn Tend to prefer homogeneous textures in smooth foods Familiar foods usually preferred.  Offer small amounts of new  foods at beginning of meal for best acceptance. “Food jags” can be handled by offering preferred food plus other  foods at same time
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Opinions vary as to when snacks should be offered (on  schedule or ad lib) but not as to importance of nutritious  snacks Children like to eat foods they help to prepare (see p. 473) Parents need to set good examples, because actions speak  louder than words Mealtime should be pleasant , not tense BANISH  the clean plate club
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In a British study, about 40% of the children had intakes  of less than half recommended amounts of several  Multinutrient supplements were given to some, and all  were intelligence tested Supplemented children scored significantly higher.
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Iron Deficiency Known to affect behavior, mood, attention span, and  learning ability Associated with lower motivation to persist in 
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PUBH 1517 taught by Professor Paula.goldberg during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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