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Inge Daeschel is licensed and registered dietitian who is board certified as a specialist in pediatric nutrition. She received her bachelor of science degree in foods and nutrition science at Plattsburgh State University in New York. She completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and received her masters of science degree in nutrition science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She worked at Duke University Medical Center, first as pediatric dietitian clinician and later as assistant chief clinical dietitian. This position was instrumental in developing her interest in helping families understand the nutritional needs of their children.
She and her family relocated to Oregon where she worked at the Corvallis Clinic and later accepted a faculty position as instructor in the department of Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University where she is health and nutrition services coordinator of the OSU Child Development Laboratory and the OSU Oregon Head Start Prekindergarten Program. She is also is a nutrition consultant providing services to an area hospital, two WIC programs, and the Head Start and Migrant Head Start program. Her expertise in feeding children is based on personal as well as professional experience, gained raising four children, including one with multiple food allergies. She has coauthored with Joanne Sorte an intervention program called Health in Action: 5 Steps to Good Health, which promotes wellness by providing focused messages that address nutrition and physical activity in early childhood programs.
Carolina Amador, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician. She received a bachelor of education degree in Speech Pathology at University of Georgia in Athens. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed her residency in pediatrics at West Virginia University in Morgantown. She worked as chief resident in pediatrics at West Virginia University where she developed a lactation clinic as well as a focus on advocacy for breast-feeding mothers. She is in the process of obtaining a master's in public health from the University of Washington with a focus on maternal and child health. She moved with her husband to Corvallis, Oregon, and has worked as a general pediatrician for 7 years and is currently employed by a community health center that serves a large percentage of Hispanics and migrant workers. During these years as a general pediatrician, she has developed professional interests in childhood obesity prevention, health disparities, and Latino health. She has been involved in community events and organizations advocating for children's health including the Oregon State University Head Start Health Advisory Committe, the Benton County Healthy Weight and Lifestyle Coalition, the Benton County Oral Health Coalition, and the Breastfeeding Coalition of Benton County. Throughout her years of education and medical practice, she has participated in several international health experiences in Ecuador, Honduras, Uganda, and Malawi.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Promoting Wellness
Chapter 1: The Interconnection of Nutrition, Health, and Safety
Chapter 2: Teaching Wellness Concepts to Young Children
Part 2: Promoting Good Nutrition
Chapter 3: The Foundations of Optimal Nutrition
Chapter 4: Understanding the Science of Nutrition
Chapter 5: Feeding Infants
Chapter 6: Feeding Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School-Age Children
Chapter 7: Menu Planning
Chapter 8: Food Safety
Part 3: Promoting Healthful Practices
Chapter 9: Creating a Climate of Heath and Wellness
Chapter 10: Health Screening and Assessment
Chapter 11: Managing Infectious Disease
Chapter 12: Teaching Children with Special Health Care Needs
Chapter 13: Children’s Mental Health
Part 4: Promoting Safety
Chapter 14: Ensuring Physical and Emotional Safety
Chapter 15: Creating Safe Environments
Chapter 16: Promoting Safe Practices through Effective Classroom Management
Chapter 17: Responding to Emergencies
Chapter 18: Child Abuse and Neglect
Appendix CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements for Infants and Children