Berber Vlieg-Boerstra, RD PhD, Senior research dietitian in diet, nutrition and allergy, The Netherlands
This very practical and handsome guide is a Must-Have for every health care professional and researcher working in paediatrics with acute and chronic diseased children.
The guide encompasses all thinkable topics for nutritional assessment and diagnosis, as well as goals for nutritional management, from assessment of nutritional status and body composition to nutritional requirements in health and disease, pathophysiology of the GI tract, lab values and nutrition-medication interactions.
In addition, the information provided is very detailed, evidence-based at academic level and applicable in daily practice, given the scientific backgrounds of the authors who are all dietitians with PhDs in different fields.
Growth, energy and protein needs, micro-nutrient needs and dietary recommendations in health and a large number of diseases …: it is all in this compact pocket guide.
When thumbing through this booklet, I realised what a great profession we have, and what a large number of dietetic subspecialties where skilled and specialist dietitians for optimal nutrition support for the diseased child.
I can recommend this pocket guide as a valuable resource in paediatric dietetics.
Judith Buehlmeier PhD, University of Duisburg – Essen, Germany
I love this comprehensive, but simple Pocket Guide! As far as I can see, it represents methodological state of the art knowledge, it is very clearly structured, contains relevant background information and offers a variety of validated methods as well as a differentiated interpretation of their results (e.g. screening tools, methods to interpret BMI), it refers to online links for practical courses and – what I probably love the most – it summarizes a bulk of conversion factors and formulas.
As I work in the field of eating disorders, my main interests are nutritional assessment, nutritional requirements and malnutrition (approx. 30% of the guide’s content), but the guide contains also huge information on several diseases (another 30%), the Intestine, lab values and pharmacy-interactions.