Pediatric Nutrition in Health & Disease

by Madhu Sharma

This book, Pediatric Nutrition in Health & Disease, deals with pediatric nutrition. The value of food as a healer of disease was well recognized by healers of the past. The subject of clinical nutrition appears so simple, that everyone thinks that he/she knows everything. Yet, this is far from true, as the subject does not receive adequate emphasis in the training of doctors and nurses. It is a result of health professionals in general, inclined to minimize the importance of nutrition as a therapeutic tool. The earlier part of the book deals with nutritional management of children in healthy children, their needs and requirements through various phases of their growth, starting from infancy to the adolescent period. In 2010, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) updated certain standards for the nutritional assessment and requirements at various stages, which have also been incorporated in this compilation. Obesity and malnutrition are two extreme conditions, which are seen to exist side-by-side. How nutritional management and counseling can help prevent and restore health has been dealt with extensively in this book. Illness, be it of any kind, can adversely affect the nutritional status of children, who are vulnerable to even minor setbacks on their physical status.

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Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Sharma Madhu PGI Chandigarh, India
Advanced Pediatric Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
ISBN 9789350903308
Speciality Nutrition and Dietetics
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11864
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2013
Pages 362
Book Type Professional


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