ERIC Number: ED061686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Conference on Nutrition and Mental Retardation (Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 10-11, 1971).
Springer, Ninfa Saturnino, Ed.
The conference, planned primarily for nutritionists and dieticians, dealt with the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of mental retardation. Proceedings include an overview of mental retardation, an examination of nutrition manpower needs in the fields of mental health and mental retardation on both the national and state levels, and a discussion of nutrition and learning in children that reviews studies on the effects of severe malnutrition on cognitive development. Dietary intervention in maple syrup urine disease and phenylketonuria is explained in detail. How to solve feeding problems of mentally retarded children is discussed by a nutritionist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, nurse, and speech pathologist. The final paper describes the role and activities of nutritionists in University Affiliated Centers. (KW)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Cognitive Development, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Exceptional Child Research, Labor Needs, Mental Retardation, Nutrition
University of Michigan, Publications Distribution Service, 615 East University, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 ($1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for the Study of Mental Retardation.