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Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition

Bright Futures Nutrition 3rd Edition  new update Spanish for Pediatric Medicine Bookcine
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The newly revised and updated 3rd edition of Bright Futures Nutrition helps you help patients and families build the foundation for lifelong health with sound eating practices. Plus, the Pocket Guide Handy go-anywhere tool provides ready access to key points from the comprehensive Bright Futures: Nutrition. Bulleted format highlights the essentials of nutritional screening, assessment, and supervision for each developmental period. For more information or to order, visit the AAP Bookstore 


Bright Futures: NutritionBright Futures: NutritionPlease note that Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition (2nd ed.) (2002) is out of print. However, you can view the PDF files by using the link below.

Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition (2nd ed.) is designed for health professionals including physicians, nurses, dietitians, social workers, dentists, and others. The information in the guide can also be adapted for use with families.

The nutrition guide emphasizes prevention and early recognition of nutrition concerns and provides developmentally appropriate nutrition supervision guidelines for infancy through adolescence. The guide contains strategies and tools to help health professionals provide nutrition supervision (including screening, assessment, and counseling) and promote partnerships with families and communities. In addition, the guide presents the latest information on special nutrition issues and concerns such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension, iron-deficiency anemia, eating disorders, obesity, sport nutrition, and vegetarian eating practices. Tools include indicators of nutrition risk, tips for fostering a positive body image, and federal food assistance and nutrition programs.

The second edition includes recent changes in nutrition practice and policy and a special issue chapter on human immunodeficiency virus. In addition, the second edition contains reproducible master copies of nutrition questionnaires appropriate for use with families with infants, children, and adolescents as well as CDC growth charts.

Download Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition (2nd ed.) as PDF files.


Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition Pocket Guide (2nd ed.)

This pocket guide, published in 2002, is based on Bright Futures Pocket Guidethe comprehensive nutrition practice guide. It highlights key aspects of each developmental period and includes tools such as indicators of nutrition risk and tips for promoting food safety.

Download Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition Pocket Guide (2nd ed.) as PDF files.


Vision and Goals

The vision and goals of Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition (2nd ed.) are to

Improve the nutrition status of infants, children, and adolescents

Identify desired health and nutrition outcomes that result from positive nutrition status

Set guidelines to help health professionals promote the nutrition status of infants, children, and adolescents

Encourage partnerships among health professionals, families, and communities to promote the nutrition status of infants, children, and adolescents

Describe the roles of health professionals in delivering nutrition services within the community

Identify opportunities for coordination and collaboration between health professionals and the community

Additional resources have been developed to facilitate the use of Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition (2nd ed.) and to customize its information for specific audiences.

Educational materials are also available from the Maternal and Child Health Library.

 

 

 
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