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The Down syndrome nutrition handbook : a guide to promoting healthy lifestyles
Medlen, Joan E. Guthrie.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Bethesda, Md : Woodbine House, [2002]

Physical Description:
xv, 430 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Format :


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RC571 .M43 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Many parents of children with Down syndrome would like to help their child to improve nutrition and manage weight, but don't know where to begin. Now, this much-needed book looks at all aspects of nutrition and healthy living for children with Down syndrome, from birth through to young adulthood. The author, a mother of a child with Down syndrome and a registered dietician, encourages parents to start teaching healthy habits early but stresses that it's never too late to start, no matter what age. Chapters cover: Breast and bottle feeding; Basic nutrition and physiology; Celiac disease; Diabetes; Alternative therapies; Food and school; Weight management; Fitness and exercise; Cooking and menu planning; Education activities.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Section 1 Building Healthy Attitudes
Chapter 1 Successful Eatingp. 3
Chapter 2 Breast or Bottle Feedingp. 27
Chapter 3 The Feeding Relationshipp. 29
Section 2 Nutrition-Related Concerns for People with Down Syndrome
Chapter 4 Nutrition 101p. 59
Chapter 5 Physiology 101p. 83
Chapter 6 Celiac Diseasep. 93
Chapter 7 Diabetesp. 101
Chapter 8 Alternative Therapiesp. 113
Section 3 Teaching Healthy Choices to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles
Chapter 9 Teaching Your Child to Make Choicesp. 125
Chapter 10 Nutrition Education for All Ages and Stagesp. 139
Chapter 11 Beginning in the Middlep. 179
Chapter 12 Food and Schoolp. 189
Chapter 13 Weight Managementp. 211
Chapter 14 Fitness and Activityp. 237
Chapter 15 Cooking Cornerp. 255
Chapter 16 The Art of Menu Planningp. 269
Section 4 Learning Activities
Activity 1 Learning to Group Foodsp. 281
Activity 2 Learning the Food Guide Pyramidp. 284
Activity 3 What's a Combination Food?p. 292
Activity 4 Family Food Favoritesp. 299
Activity 5 Are Your Meals Balanced?p. 301
Activity 6 Are Your Snacks Balanced?p. 305
Activity 7 How Much Is in Your Serving?p. 310
Activity 8 Be a Water Expertp. 313
Activity 9 Keeping Track of What You Eatp. 316
Activity 10 Setting Goalsp. 319
Activity 11 Using Food and Activity Recordsp. 325
Activity 12 Visualize Your Success!p. 336
Activity 13 Solving Other People's Problems: Using Role Play to Problem-Solvep. 342
Working with Groupsp. 345
The PEACH Surveyp. 350
Food Guide Pyramid for Young Childrenp. 352
Diabetes Care Plan (504 Plan)p. 353
High Fiber Dietp. 363
Activity Ideas for Children with Down Syndromep. 365
Determining Calorie Needsp. 372
Growth Chartsp. 379
Body Mass Indexp. 395
Recipe Templatep. 396
Food Safetyp. 397
References and Suggested Readingp. 399
Resourcesp. 413
Indexp. 421