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Pediatric nutrition handbook, 6th ed.


Pediatric nutrition handbook, 6th ed.

Ed. by Richard E. Kleinman.

American Academy of Pediatrics


1470 pages




The sixth edition of this comprehensive guide to pediatric nutrition for clinicians and health care professionals has been revised to include the latest research on nutrient metabolism, updated information from online and print resources and new chapters on nutritional support for pediatric patients with liver and bowel diseases. Editor Kleinman (pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, Massachusetts General Hospital) has enlisted contributions from over 70 experts on such subjects as breastfeeding, fast food, vegetarian diets, chronic obesity among children, food labeling and vitamin supplements. Appendices provide tables and information on proper birth weight, dietary allowances, infant formulas, energy requirements and food exchanges, and a new food guide pyramid from the World Health Organization is also presented.

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Date:Mar 1, 2009
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