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Eating Behaviors of the Young Child

Edited by Leann Birch, PhD and William Dietz, MD,PhD

Developed by national and international child health and nutrition experts, Eating Behaviors of the Young Child represents the most recent advances in knowledge of the factors that influence early eating patterns. Designed for pediatricians and other child health care professionals who treat children, this handy resource provides educational tools for parents and caregivers to help children develop healthier eating behaviors during their early years of life. "This is a collection of high quality articles reviewing an important area, early childhood eating behavior. It explores a number of crucial themes that affect the development of child eating habits and will be a useful addition to the library of health researchers and public health practitioners." Alexandra K. Adams, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Doody's Review, 2008. Topics include breastfeeding vs bottle, transition to table food, food preferences among young children, cultural influences on children's food preferences, intervening to prevent obesity, and healthy diets.

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