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Class:ECE 126 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child
Subject:Early Childhood Education
University:Diablo Valley College
Term:Fall 2011
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Preventative Health engaging in behaviors that help maintain and enhance one's health status;includes concern for certain social issues affecting the populations' health and envrionment
Food Insecurity uncertain and limited access to a reliable source of food.
Health a state of wellness. Complete physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being; the quality of one element affects the state of the others.
Heredity the transmission of certain genetic  material and characteristics from biological parents to child at the time of conception.
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Predisposition having an increased chance or susceptibility
Sedentary unusually slow or sluggish; a lifestyle that implies inactivity.
Nutrients the chemical substances in food
Resistance the ability to avoid infection or illness.
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Norms

an expression(e.g., weeks, months, years) of when a child is likely to demonstrate  certain developmental skills.

 

Normal average; a characteristic or quality that is common to most individuals in a defined group.
Growth increase in size of any body part or of the entire body.
Attachment an emotional connection established between infants and their parents and/or primary  caregivers.
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Head Circumference the distance around the head obtained by measuring over the forehead and bony protuberance on the back of the head; it is an indication of normal or abnormal growth and development of the brain and central nervous system.
Deciduous Teeth a child's initial set of teeth; this set is temporary and gradually begins to fall out at about 5 years of age.
Development commonly refers to the process of intellectual growth and change
Well Child a child who enjoys a positive state of physical, mental,social, and emotional health
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Flurosis white or brown spots that form on chldren's teeth due to excessive fluoride intake.
Self-Concept a person's concept of who they are and how they fit in.
Self-Esteem an individual's sense of value or confidence in himself or herself.
Resilient the ability to withstand or resist difficulty.
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 Preventative Healthengaging in behaviors that help maintain and enhance one's health status;includes concern for certain social issues affecting the populations' health and envrionment
 Food Insecurityuncertain and limited access to a reliable source of food.
 Healtha state of wellness. Complete physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being; the quality of one element affects the state of the others.
 Hereditythe transmission of certain genetic  material and characteristics from biological parents to child at the time of conception.
 Predispositionhaving an increased chance or susceptibility
 Sedentaryunusually slow or sluggish; a lifestyle that implies inactivity.
 Nutrientsthe chemical substances in food
 Resistancethe ability to avoid infection or illness.
 Norms

an expression(e.g., weeks, months, years) of when a child is likely to demonstrate  certain developmental skills.

 

 Normalaverage; a characteristic or quality that is common to most individuals in a defined group.
 Growthincrease in size of any body part or of the entire body.
 Attachmentan emotional connection established between infants and their parents and/or primary  caregivers.
 Head Circumferencethe distance around the head obtained by measuring over the forehead and bony protuberance on the back of the head; it is an indication of normal or abnormal growth and development of the brain and central nervous system.
 Deciduous Teetha child's initial set of teeth; this set is temporary and gradually begins to fall out at about 5 years of age.
 Developmentcommonly refers to the process of intellectual growth and change
 Well Childa child who enjoys a positive state of physical, mental,social, and emotional health
 Flurosiswhite or brown spots that form on chldren's teeth due to excessive fluoride intake.
 Self-Concepta person's concept of who they are and how they fit in.
 Self-Esteeman individual's sense of value or confidence in himself or herself.
 Resilientthe ability to withstand or resist difficulty.
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