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Bright Futures Materials

The newly revised and updated 3rd edition of Bright Futures: Nutrition represents a vision for the new millennium—a direction for integrating nutrition into health services in the 21st century. The pocket guide is a handy go-anywhere tool that provides ready access to key points from the comprehensive Bright Futures: Nutrition. Its bulleted format highlights the essentials of nutritional screening, assessment, and supervision for each developmental period. new update

  About Bright Futures: Nutrition


Bright Futures: Nutrition focuses on health promotion and disease prevention for infants, children, adolescents, and families. Food and eating are presented as both healthful and pleasurable. The guide promotes positive attitudes toward food and offers guidance on choosing healthy foods. Consistent with key Bright Futures principles, family meals are emphasized as they are associated with better diets and help build on family strengths and promote unity, social bonds, and good communication.

Developed by a multidisciplinary team of contributors, Bright Futures: Nutrition is meant to be used by a wide array of health professionals, including registered dieticians, nutritionists, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, public health practitioners, dental hygienists, health educators, and university/college students in health-related fields. It also can be used in a number of settings, such as practice settings; university or community-based training programs; community health clinics; school-based health centers; community programs such as Women, Infants and Children; Head Start; child care; and home visiting.

Doody’s Book Reviews™, the most trusted source of timely, expert review of newly published books and software in the health sciences recently awarded Bright Futures Nutrition with a 5-Star rating—the highest possible under the Doody’s Book Review system.


  Download the Nutrition Guide Section-by-Section


You can download PDF's of each section of Bright Futures: Nutrition by clicking on the links below or you can order it from the AAP Bookstore.

Table of Contents and Background Content

pdf(PDF includes the following sections):

  • Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
  • Nutrition in the Community
  • Cultural Awareness in Nutrition Services

Nutrition Supervision
pdf(PDF includes the following sections):

  • Infancy
  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Childhood
  • Adolescence

Nutrition Issues and Concerns
pdf(PDF includes the following sections):

  • Breastfeeding
  • Children and Adolescents With Special Health Care Needs
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Eating Disorders
  • Food Allergy
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Iron-Deficiency Anemia
  • Nutrition in Sports
  • Obesity
  • Oral Health
  • Pediatric Undernutrition
  • Vegetarian Eating Practices

Nutrition Tools
pdf(PDF includes the following sections):

  • Tool A: Nutrition Questionnaire for Infants
  • Tool B: Nutrition Questionnaire for Children Ages 1 -10
  • Tool C: Nutrition Questionnaire for Adolescents Ages 11-21
  • Tool D: Key Indicators for Nutrition Risk for Children and Adolescents
  • Tool E: Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels
  • Tool F: Stages of Change—A Model for Nutrition Counseling
  • Tool G: Strategies for Health Professionals to Promote Healthy Eating Behaviors
  • Tool H: Basics for Handling Food Safety
  • Tool I: Tips for Fostering a Positive Body Image Among Children and Adolescents
  • Tool J: Nutrition Resources
  • Tool K: Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs
  Nutrition 3rd Edition Pocket Guide

nutrition pocket guide
The Pocket Guide is a handy go-anywhere tool that provides ready access to key points from the comprehensive Bright Futures: Nutrition, 3rd Edition. The guide summarizes nutrition supervision highlights for each development stage and contains several tools, including strategies for health professionals to promote healthy eating behaviors, tips for fostering a positive body image among children and adolescents, and basics for handling food safely.


pdfDownload a PDF of the pocket guide.
For more information on these materials or to order publications, visit the AAP Bookstore.

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