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Food and Health in Early Childhood

Food and Health in Early Childhood
A Holistic Approach

May 2008 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The media interest surrounding children, food, and nutrition continues to influence policy and practice in early childhood settings, and food and eating is of fundamental importance to early childhood practice. Food and Health in Early Childhood gives students a comprehensive overview of food and eating, covering all areas of food and nutrition including:
  • Policy development
  • Healthy eating guidelines
  • Promoting healthy eating
  • Multi-professional working
Each chapter includes case studies, links to useful websites and further reading and activities, the answers to which feature on the books companion websites along with links to journal articles and relevant websites.

Food and eating: History and policy
Food and eating: Ethics and values
Food and eating: Nutrition, health and development
Food and eating: The emotional dimension
Food, eating and culture
Food and eating in the early years: Case studies
Food and eating: Implications for practice

'I believe that [this book] could be of value to practitioners working with birth-five year olds, heads or managers of nurseries, health professionals or students who wish to gain an overview of this subject….I enjoyed reading this book and it literally gave me much food for thought' - Early Years

It is a very interesting and useful book for the teaching of the course and students can make available current and quality information.

Professor Sandra Sumalla
Food and Health Department, Universidad Europea del Atlántico
April 16, 2015

ok doesnt really cover everything needed for cache level 3 course.

Mrs Kerry Clayton
Childcare, The Maltings College
March 24, 2015

not suited to course

Mrs Kerry Clayton
Childcare, The Maltings College
March 24, 2015

Thorough and up to date text, valuable reading for modules examining health and health promotion in the Early Years.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Faculty of Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
January 19, 2015

good and very informative, clear and easy to read. index and context clear and precise. useful reference and information tool.

Miss Deborah Young
Work Ready People, hit
January 6, 2015

A superb text for Childhood Studies students specialising in child health; authoritative yet extremely readable.

Mr Steven Burton
Carnegie Faculty of Sports & Education, Leeds Metropolitan University
August 6, 2014

This book supplemented course material for Child Health and Well Being module. It is of benefit to lecturers for training those who will work in Early years settings.

Miss Kate Mc Auliffe
Childcare, Cork College of Commerce
May 28, 2014

very useful text to support session plans that include diet and nutrition for children. Supports other literature that specifies the importance of balanced diet in early years.

Miss Lisa Holland
Education , Tameside College
May 17, 2014

The use of case studies and activities makes this a useful teaching tool, a great support for those with a interest in introducing positive goals to support childhood health

Mrs Cheryl Jackson
Adult Skills, North Lindsey College
October 20, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One PDF

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