Submitted to: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publication Type: Review article
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/1/2004
Publication Date: 10/15/2004
Citation: Heird, W.C. 2004. Nutrition in pediatrics: Basic science and clinical applications. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 80(4):1091. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The first edition of Nutrition in Pediatrics: Basic Science and Clinical Applications was published in 1985 to "...offer a comprehensive review of general concepts of nutrition as they pertain to pediatrics as well as relevant information on the nutritional management of specific disease states." A review of the first edition was commissioned and revisions suggested in this review were incorporated into the second edition. Subsequently, a review of the second edition resulted in the third edition published in 2003. The third edition, by far the best, accurately reflects modern concepts of pediatric nutrition. The book is divided into 5 major parts and includes three comprehensive appendixes that provide up-to-date information about nutritional assessment and nutritional requirements.