ERIC Number: ED321982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Normal Diet: Age of Dependency. Nutrition in Primary Care Series, Number 4.
Cox, Janice Hovasi; Gallagher-Allred, Charlette R.
Nutrition is well-recognized as a necessary component of educational programs for physicians. This is to be valued in that of all factors affecting health in the United States, none is more important than nutrition. This can be argued from various perspectives, including health promotion, disease prevention, and therapeutic management. In all cases, serious consideration of nutrition related issues in the practice is seen to be one means to achieve cost-effective medical care. These modules were developed to provide more practical knowledge for health care providers, and in particular primary care physicians. This module is designed to provide information for the physician which will assist in the counseling of new mothers about the feeding practices necessary for proper growth and development of the newborn infant including nutritional needs, nutritional risks, assessment of nutritional status, and nutritional planning for the first year. Included are the learning goals and objectives, self-checks of achievement with regard to goals, and references for the physician and for the physician to give to the patient. The appendices include nutritional content of formula and milk, characteristics of various commercial infant formulas, a chart of recommended feeding practices, growth graphs, and a chart of biochemical methods. (CW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Family Medicine.
Note: For related documents, see SE 051 486-502. See SE 051 503-512 for "Nutrition in Health Promotion" series.