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Ch 13: Nutrition & Health for Children

About This Chapter

Watch these engaging video lessons to learn about health and nutrition for children. You'll understand the nutritional needs for children and adolescents and learn several nutrition and health strategies.

Nutrition & Health For Children - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers health and nutrition as it relates to children and adolescents. You'll become familiar with the nutrients the human body needs to function properly and you'll learn how these nutritional needs change based on a child's age. You'll be introduced to common childhood health problems and learn how to deal with them. The chapter also discusses strategies for maintaining a healthy weight and explores the factors that contribute to childhood obesity.

After watching the videos in this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define nutrition and understand what nutrients are needed to regulate bodily processes
  • Examine early childhood health issues
  • Learn about the nutritional needs of children and adolescents
  • Recognize nutrients that support physical activity
  • Study body fat and name the factors that contribute to childhood obesity
  • Explain strategies to help adults maintain a healthy weight and make positive nutritional choices

Our video lessons are presented in a concise and engaging style, which makes the learning process fun and simple. The video lesson also come with additional features to enhance the learning experience, such as multiple-choice quizzes and lesson transcripts. These lessons are all taught by professional instructors and you can track your progress through the chapter on your course Dashboard.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: Nutrition & Health for Children
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Nutrition?

1. What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is the process of taking in nutrients from the foods you eat. Learn about the six nutrients needed for energy, maintenance of tissues and regulation of bodily processes: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins and minerals.

Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood

2. Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood

As children grow and develop, so do threats to their health. From nutrition and childhood obesity to accidents, this lesson will explore the issues that face children in early childhood and what parents can do to deal with them.

Children's Nutritional Needs

3. Children's Nutritional Needs

In this lesson, you will learn about the nutritional needs for preschoolers and school age children. You will gain an understanding of recommended caloric requirements and food choices.

Nutrition During Adolescence

4. Nutrition During Adolescence

In this lesson, you will learn about nutritional needs during adolescence and how they differ from younger children's needs. You will also gain an understanding of nutrition-related concerns for adolescents, as well as specific dietary recommendations.

Nutrients to Support Physical Activity

5. Nutrients to Support Physical Activity

It is important to stay well-nourished with carbohydrates, protein, fats and various vitamins and minerals during physical activity. Learn about these nutrients that support physical activity as well as the benefits of water during active times.

Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources

6. Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources

This lesson will help you see how easy it is to track what you eat and change your diet for the better. It will also provide you with additional information on where a wealth of information on healthy nutrition can be found.

Factors of Childhood Obesity & the Benefits of a Balanced Diet

7. Factors of Childhood Obesity & the Benefits of a Balanced Diet

Childhood obesity is a complex problem that is influenced by environmental, behavioral and genetic factors. These factors lead to increased calorie intake and decreased physical activity. Learn about these factors and the benefits of a balanced diet in this lesson.

Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight

8. Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight

Many measurements and tests exist to determine your approximate body fat percentage and whether or not your body composition is of healthy proportions. Some of the well-known techniques are going to be the topic of discussion in this lesson.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness

9. Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness

Three major but important strategies can help you maintain a healthy weight. Throughout this lesson, we'll take a look at exercise, diet, and (believe it or not) sleep as important strategies for achieving this goal.

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