A Closer Look at Children’s Health

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Felipe Fields (Editor)

Series: Pediatrics – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED069000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/AIIY2750

Eating and exercise habits developed in childhood can form the foundation of a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle in adulthood. As such, ensuring that children are introduced to healthy habits at a young age is essential to support their ability to maintain a high quality of life throughout their lives. This book contains nine chapters, each focusing on a different element of children’s health. Chapter One explores the variety of nutritional knowledge definitions, methods of assessment, and interventions to provide suggestions for research, practice, and stakeholders. Chapter Two explores recent data on the impact of COVID-19 on children’s and adolescents’ eating behaviors. Chapter Three examines the disordered and adaptive eating behaviors in pediatric obesity. Chapter Four reflects on the implementation of gamification to encourage healthy eating behavior in children. Chapter Five explores the causes of the rise of overweight and obesity among children in the United Arab Emirates. Chapter Six describes methods for the performance assessment of physical functioning in children. Chapter Seven analyzes the different factors influencing Indian children’s participation in physical activity. Chapter Eight discusses the necessity of pre-participation screening of children before they engage in moderate-vigorous intensity sports activities. Finally, Chapter Nine provides data on lower body strength and explosive power among children, collected via a vertical jump test.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. The Knowledge-Centered Paradigm on the Promotion of Child Healthy Eating Behavior: A Plethora of Approaches
(Beatriz Pereira, Catarina Vilas, Abigail Leavitt, Cátia Silva, Pedro Rosário1 and Paula Magalhães – Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, et al.)

Chapter 2. Eating Behaviors in Children and Adolescents during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Importance of Family Context
(Cátia Silva, Daniela Rosendo, Paula Magalhães, Beatriz Pereira, Sónia Gonçalves, Eliza Rice and Pedro Rosário – Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, et al.)

Chapter 3. Identifying Disordered and Adaptive Eating Behaviors in Pediatric Obesity
(Sofia Marques Ramalho*, Sílvia Félix, Joana Pinheiro and Eva Conceição – Psychotherapy and Psychopathology Research Unit, Psychology Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Gamification: Reflections on How it can be Used to Promote Children’s Healthy Eating Behavior
(Paula Magalhães, Hélder Oliveira, Camila Aguiar, Gabriela Figueiredo and Pedro Rosário – Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Risk Factors Associated with Overweight and Obesity among Emirati Adolescents in the United Arab Emirates
(Alexander Woodman – School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, Manchster, Manchester, UK)

Chapter 6. Physical Functional Performance Assessment in Children
(Shana Quraishi and Vandana Esht – M.M Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India)

Chapter 7. Indian Children and Physical Activity: Participation, Gender Differences and Health Benefits
(Vandana Esht and Sorabh Sharma – M. M. Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India, et al.)

Chapter 8. Children and Physical Activity: Pre-Participation Screening
(Vandana Esht – M. M. Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India)

Chapter 9. Normative Range of Lower Body Strength and Explosive Power among Children aged 8-14 Years in India
(Vandana Esht and Ajita Singh – M. M. Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India, et al.)

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