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Essentials of Pediatric Nutrition - BOOK ONLY

Author(s): Patricia Queen Samour, MMSc, RD, Director, Nutrition Services, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Kathy King, RD, LD, Helm Publishing, Lake Dallas, Texas
  • ISBN-13: 9780763784492
  • Paperback    344 pages      © 2013
Price: $127.95 US List

Essentials of Pediatric Nutrition relays the key information that is needed to work in pediatric nutrition and with various age groups and diseases/conditions. It is different from the very successful fourth edition of Pediatric Nutrition, which is a complete textbook that includes evidence-based research, discussion behind the clinical decisions and best-practice guidelines. This consolidated and modified version covers the core best-practice guidelines with limited discussion on the most needed information on the normal child from preconception through adolescence as well as infants and children with diseases/conditions affecting nutritional status.

Essentials of Pediatric Nutrition provides the tools and resources needed to assess, monitor, and determine appropriate interventions aimed at maximal nutrition status and growth. Because infants and children have unique nutritional needs and physiology, advanced study in pediatric nutrition by health practitioners is vital for exemplary health care. This book contains the essential and unique nutritional information that pediatric practitioners can use and apply in their individual settings for each infant or child.

This book is intended for use by all students learning about pediatric nutrition and for practitioners managing the nutrition of pediatric groups and individuals.

Features & Benefits

  • Chapters are written to help the reader apply the key pediatric nutrition practices and principles.
  • Appendix contains core figures, tables such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts, Tanner stages of sexual development, the RDA/DRI tables, commonly used lab value norms, and equations for calculating energy needs.
  • Many case studies are included in most chapters using the standardized language of the nutrition care process from The International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (IDNT), Third Edition.
Chapter  1  Prenatal Nutrition
Chapter  2  Physical Growth
Chapter  3  Assessment Basics
Chapter  4  Premature Infant Nutrition
Chapter  5  Infant Nutrition
Chapter  6  Normal Nutrition after Infancy
Chapter  7  Food Hypersensitivities
Chapter  8  Weight Management
Chapter  9  Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Chapter  10  Developmental Disabilities
Chapter  11  Pulmonary Diseases
Chapter  12  Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chapter  13  Chronic Kidney Disease
Chapter  14  Cardiology
Chapter  15  Diabetes
Chapter  16  HIV and AIDS
Chapter  17  Oncology
Chapter  18  Nutrition in Burns
Chapter  19  Enteral Nutrition
Chapter  20  Parenteral Nutrition
Chapter  21  Botanicals
Appendix  A  Premature Infant Growth Charts
Appendix  B  CDC Growth Charts
Appendix  C  Tanner stages of Sexual Development
Appendix  D  Nomograms
Appendix  E  Biochemical Evaluation of Nutritional Status
Appendix  F  Recommended Dietary Allowances/Dietary Reference Intakes/EER
Appendix  G  2010 Dietary Guidelines
Appendix  H  Conversion Tables

Patricia Queen Samour, MMSc, RD-Director, Nutrition Services, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Patricia Samour was a founding member of the pediatric nutrition dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association. She has over 25 years experience in pediatric and adult academic hospitals; and is a very active volunteer with ADA in Massachusetts. She has been an author on many publications and has done numerous professional presentations.

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Kathy King, RD, LD-Helm Publishing, Lake Dallas, Texas

Kathy King has been an entrepreneur since 1972 when she started her private practice specializing in outpatient counseling. She has counseled over 6,000 patients as well as consulted for sports teams, a dialysis center, drug rehab programs, spas and food companies. Kathy hosted her own nationally syndicated radio talk show in 1989 and has authored nine books. Her company, Helm Publishing, publishes books and self-study courses for the continuing education of dietitians and nurses.

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