Description

The development of food and drink products for children and adolescents represents an expanding market sector, which has received little attention in the existing literature. In recognition of increasing concerns regarding diet and nutrition in children and their potential impact on nutrition-related health issues in later life, this book covers three broad aspects relating to developing children’s food products – nutrition and health, children’s food choices, and the design and testing of food and drink products for children.

Part one covers topical issues in pre-adult nutrition and health, such as nutritional requirements, fluid intake needs, diet and behaviour and growing 20th century health problems such as childhood obesity and food allergies. Part two then focuses on children’s food choices, addressing food promotion and food choice in children and strategies that can be used to improve children’s food choices both inside and outside of the home. Finally, part three considers the design of food and drink products for children, with an emphasis on working with children and adolescents to design food and drink products, and how best to undertake consumer and sensory testing with children.

With its team of expert international contributors, Developing children’s food products is an essential resource for both academics and food industry professionals, offering particular assistance to product developers working within the competitive children’s market.

Key Features

  • Covers topical issues in pre-adult nutrition and health, discussing diet and behaviour and growing health problems such as childhood obesity and food allergies
  • Reviews children’s food choices, addressing food promotion and food choice in children and strategies that can be used to improve children’s food choices
  • Considers the design of food and drink products for children, with an emphasis on working with children and how best to undertake testing

Readership

Professionals and academics.

Table of Contents

Contributor contact details

Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition

Preface

Part I: Pre-adult nutrition and health

Chapter 1: Children’s dietary needs: nutrients, interactions and their role in health

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Children’s basic nutrient requirements: an overview of macro- and micronutrients

1.3 Determinants of adequate nutrient intake in children

1.31 Growth and development

1.4 Developmental considerations in children’s dietary needs

1.5 Children’s dietary quality and its impact on well-being

1.6 Implications of children’s nutrient requirements for the food industry, healthcare professionals and policy makers

1.7 Future trends

Chapter 2: Fluids and children’s health

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Typical beverage intake in children: data and trends from Germany

2.3 Implications of typical beverage intake in children for food industry, healthcare professionals and policy makers

2.4 Future trends

Chapter 3: Childhood obesity: the contribution of diet

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Trends in childhood obesity

3.3 Impact of childhood obesity on children’s health and later life

3.4 Implications of childhood obesity for the food industry, healthcare professionals and policy makers

3.5 Future trends

Chapter 4: Diet, behaviour and cognition in children

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Essential fatty acids in children’s diets

4.3 Vitamins and minerals in children’s diets

4.4 Behavioural problems in children resulting from diet

4.5 The nature of meals and their impact on diet, behaviour and cognition in children

4.6 The impact of hydration on diet, behaviour and cognition in children

4.7 Implications of trends in children’s diet for the food industry

Details

No. of pages:
264
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781845694319
Electronic ISBN:
9780857091130

About the editors

David Kilcast

Dr David Kilcast is a consultant in Sensory Quality.

Fiona Angus

Dr Fiona Angus works for Leatherhead Food Research, a highly regarded independent global provider of food information and research.