Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child,
10th Edition

Lynn R. Marotz

ISBN-13: 9780357040775 | ISBN-10: 0357040775

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 576 pages

List Price USD $231.95


HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 10th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without.

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Meet the Authors

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Lynn R. Marotz, Ph.D., R.N., was a faculty member in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas for over 35 years, and she also served as associate director of the Child Development Center. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses in children's health, safety and nutrition; working with parents; history and philosophy of early childhood education; and leadership and administration. She worked closely with students in the early childhood teacher education program, as well as with the families of children enrolled in the Child Development Center. Dr. Marotz is the author of several early childhood textbooks, including HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD; DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: PRE-BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE; and EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP: MOTIVATION, INSPIRATION & EMPOWERMENT. In addition, she has written invited book chapters in national and international publications about children's health and nutrition, legal issues and environmental safety, and she has been interviewed about children's health and development, nutrition and parenting issues for national trade magazine articles. Dr. Marotz has also served as a consultant for children's museums and training film productions; presented extensively at international, national and state conferences; and held appointments on national, state and local committees and initiatives that advocate on behalf of children and their families.

  • All chapters have been updated to increase relevancy and currency.
  • Partnering with Families feature addresses the importance of family involvement and inclusion in children's health, safety, and nutrition education. Information on a variety of topics is provided in letter format for busy teachers to copy and send home or share with families in a newsletter, program handbook, website posting, parent conference, or bulletin board display.
  • Relevant National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Preparation Standards are identified at the onset of each chapter, enabling students to relate chapter content to the association's professional education framework.
  • Learning Objectives correlated to the main sections in each chapter show students what they need to know to process and understand the information in the chapter. After completing the chapter, students should be able to demonstrate how they can use and apply their new knowledge and skills.
  • Connecting to Everyday Practice feature presents real-life situations that challenge students to resolve common dilemmas by applying chapter content. Thought-provoking questions encourage self-reflection and/or group discussion.
  • An extensive, updated collection of children's books that can be used for teaching about health, safety, and nutrition while also encouraging literacy skills appears in Appendix D. It includes titles that address topics such as dental health, mental health, self-care, safety, nutrition, special needs, and physical activity.
  • Did You Get It? quizzes allow students to measure their performance against the learning objectives in each chapter. One question for each learning objective is featured in the textbook to encourage students to go to CengageBrain.com, take the full quiz, and check their understanding.
  • Digital Downloads of the complete Teacher Checklists presented in the textbook are available for students to download, customize, and use in the classroom. An icon identifies the downloadable checklists throughout the text.
  • Updated Did You Know. . . ? feature in the margins offers interesting facts to increase student curiosity and interest in chapter content.
  • Teacher Checklists--a well-received feature that has been expanded in every chapter--provide quick, efficient access to critical information and best practices. Beginning practitioners will find these concise reference lists especially helpful in learning new material. Experienced teachers and administrators will appreciate their easy access for classroom use and staff training purposes.

Table of Contents

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1. Children's Well-Being: What It Is and How to Achieve It.
2. Daily Health Observations.
3. Assessing Children's Health.
4. Caring for Children with Special Medical Conditions.
5. The Infectious Process and Environmental Control.
6. Childhood Illness: Identification and Management.
7. Creating High-Quality Environments.
8. Safety Management.
9. Management of Injuries and Acute Illness.
10. Maltreatment of Children: Abuse and Neglect.
11. Planning for Children's Health and Safety Education.
12. Nutrition Guidelines.
13. Nutrients That Provide Energy (Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins).
14. Nutrients That Promote Growth and Regulate Body Functions (Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water).
15. Feeding Infants.
16. Feeding Toddlers and Young Children.
17. Planning and Serving Nutritious and Economical Meals.
18. Food Safety.
19. Nutrition Education: Rationale, Concepts, and Lessons.
Looking Ahead. . . Making a Difference.
A. National Health Education Standards.
B. Monthly Calendar: Health, Safety, and Nutrition Observances.
C. Federal Food Programs.
D. Children's Book Lists.
E. Nutrient Information: Fast-Food Vendor Websites.

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