States Academic Press
Medical Science - Pediatrics
Nutrition is an important aspect of development and health. Better nutrition is associated with safer pregnancy and delivery, improved infant, child and maternal health, a lower risk of non-communicable diseases, and longer life spans. Pediatric nutrition refers to the maintenance of an appropriate and well-balanced diet that contains the adequate caloric and nutrient intake required to support growth and maintain the physiologic requirements of a child at different stages of development. It covers the dietary requirements of young children, adolescents and newborns. Good nutrition promotes development and growth of children and allows them to attain their full potential. The topics included in this book on pediatric nutrition are of utmost significance and bound to provide incredible insights to readers. It is appropriate for students seeking detailed information in this area as well as for experts.