Pediatric Nutrition in Practice: Volume 2

B. Koletzko

There is no other time in life when the provision of adequate and balanced nutrition is of greater importance than during infancy and childhood. During this dynamic phase of life characterized by rapid growth, development and developmental plasticity, a sufficient amount and appropriate composition of substrates both in health and disease are of key importance for growth, functional outcomes such as cognition and immune response, and the metabolic programming of long-term health and well-being. This book aims  to provide concise information to readers who seek quick guidance on practically relevant issues in the nutrition of infants, children and adolescents and hopes to contribute to further enhancing the quality of feeding for healthy infants and children as well as improving the standards of nutritional care for sick children