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Ch 15: Growth, Development and Nutrition

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Review key terms related to the school-age child from chapter 15. Leifer, Gloria (2003). An Overview of Growth, Development, and Nutrition. In Introduction to maternity and pediatric nursing. (4th ed., pp 347-384). St. Louis: Saunders.

GrowthRefers to physical size and is measured in inches and pounds.
DevelopmentRefers to a progressive increase in the function of the body.
Dever IITo assess a developmental status of children during the first 6 yrs of life.
LengthRefers to horizontal measurement.
HeightIs measured with a child standing
APGARIs a tool that can used as a guide today to assess family funcitioning.
Rice CerealIs the first solid food introduced at age 6 mos.
Deciduous TeethBegins at about the 5th month of intrauterine life.

Nursing Faculty
Renton Technical College
Renton, WA

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