Service Guideline 6: Nutrition: Intervention Guidance for Service Providers and Families

Connecticut Birth to Three System

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The guidelines in this document are designed to assist Connecticut families and early education professionals in understanding the important role nutrition plays on overall child development and the provision of nutrition services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Sections of the document address: (1) laws and regulations that relate to nutrition services; (2) eligibility for the Connecticut Birth to Three System and nutrition; (3) nutrition specialists and the role they play; (4) the importance of nutrition in overall development; (5) parents' perspectives on nutrition; (6) cultural diversity and nutrition; (7) nutrition screenings, common nutrient-drug interactions, and food allergies and intolerances; (8) nutrition assessments; (9) recommended dietary intake and foods to avoid with young children; (10) identification and intervention of feeding problems, swallowing dysfunction, gastroesophageal reflux, tube feeding, and transition to oral feeding; (11) lactation for the infant with special needs; (12) nutrition care for premature and low birth weight infants; (13) alternative and complementary medicine; and (14) transition from birth to three services. Appendices include results from a survey on early intervention nutrition services, a form for screening for nutrition problems, a list of relevant resources, and a list of infant formulas. 

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Connecticut Birth to Three System. Service Guideline 6: Nutrition: Intervention Guidance for Service Providers and Families (2000). Connecticut Birth to Three System: Hartford, CT. (48 pages).

Language: English

Formats Available: Printed Material

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Connecticut Birth to Three System
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT
06106

Phone: (860) 571-7556
Fax: (860) 418-6003

URL: http://www.birth23.org

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