Bright Futures: Nutrition and Pocket Guide

​​bfutures_combined nutritionPshot.jpgBright Futures: Nutrition, 3rd Edition focuses on health promotion and disease prevention for infants, children, adolescents, and families. It promotes positive attitudes toward nutrition and offers guidance on choosing healthful foods. Consistent with key Bright Futures principles, family meals are emphasized because they are associated with better diets, build on family strengths, and promote unity, social bonds, and good communication. Developed by a multidisciplinary team of contributors, Bright Futures: Nutrition, 3rd Ed​ition is for a wide array of health professionals, including registered dietitians, nutritionists, nurse practitioners, physicians, dental hygienists, and health educators, as well as university/college students in health-related fields. It can be used in a number of settings, such as community health clinics, school-based health centers, and community programs (eg, Women, Infants and Children, Head Start) and during home visits. Bright Futures: Nutrition, 3rd Edition can be downloaded by section or purchased from shopAAP.​

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 Sections in Bright Futures: Nutrition, 3rd Edition

Front Matter


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

Nutrition Supervision

  • Infancy
  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Childhood
  • Adolescence

Nutrition Issues and Concerns 

  • 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

  • Tool A: Nutrition Questionnaire for Infants
  • Tool B: Nutrition Questionnaire for Children Ages 1 to 10
  • Tool C: Nutrition Questionnaire for Adolescents Ages 11 to 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

 Bright Futures: Nutrition, 3rd Edition Pocket Guide