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ERIC Number: ED071750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 6
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New Prevention Perspectives in Nutrition Services for Children.
Weaver, Nancy
Presentations concerning a variety of special programs operating within the framework of a large comprehensive child care program were discussed. A description is given of how a specialist from a certain discipline functions in the many varied programs aimed at prevention. The specialty is nutrition. Each presentation discussed has opportunities for delivery of nutrition services aimed at helping the child and his family develop to their fullest potential. On the Crisis Team, the nutritionist who is also trained in family therapy techniques is able to help parents understand and cope with special feeding problems. In the Hospital Child Life Program a nutritionist can be an asset to the staff trying to work with the child on a special diet. In the training of child development consultants, the nutritionist has a role as educator and consultant. The Vista Larga Therapeutic School Project has extensive nutrition services built into its program. It is pointed out that while severe nutritional problems exist in this country, the much more common nutritional problems are much less severe. The nutrition evaluation process consists of parent interviews, feeding history, analysis of dietary intake, feeding skill evaluation, and occasionally biochemical analysis for 17 different body nutrients. Preventative plans and recommendations cover such areas as nutrition and dental health, weight control, food and meal patterning in relation to behavioral characteristics, and techniques for developing proper eating habits. A community nutrition workshop aimed at feeding problems of children is planned. (CK)
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