ERIC Number: ED146754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Nutritional Disorders of Children. Prevention, Screening, and Followup.
Fomon, Samuel J.
Intended for child health care providers, the text contains information on improving preventive efforts in nutrition, particurlarly those focused on prevention of the major health problems which are nutrition related (obesity, atherosclerosis, dental caries, and anemia). Part I focuses on screening of individual children likely to be at risk of nutritional disorders and offers suggestions for followup in the form of further studies or treatment or both. Topics covered in Part I include the following: information about the community; information about the family and child; questionnaires about diet and eating habits for infants, preschool and young school-age children, and school-age children and adolescents; physical findings; dental inspection; height and weight; head circumference; skinfold thickness; laboratory studies; and roentgenograms. Part II presents discussions of obesity, atherosclerosis, dental caries, and iron-deficiency anemia prevention. The text includes graphs, sample questionnaires, tables, and illustrations. (SBH)
Descriptors: Anemia, Blood Circulation, Body Weight, Dentistry, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Services, Identification, Intervention, Nutrition, Prevention, Preventive Medicine, Questionnaires, Screening Tests, Special Health Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-022-00514-0)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Medicine.