Determining What Constitutes Nutritional Risk in Toddlers (18-35 months): First Steps in the Development of Toddler NutriSTEP (Registered Trademark)

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Determining What Constitutes Nutritional Risk in Toddlers (18-35 months): First Steps in the Development of Toddler NutriSTEP (Registered Trademark)

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dc.contributor.advisor Randall Simpson, Janis
dc.contributor.author Gumbley, Jillian
dc.date 2011-08-18
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-15T19:17:27Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-15T19:17:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3015
dc.description.abstract This research is part of an ongoing program, Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler (NutriSTEP®). NutriSTEP® is a valid and reliable 17-item, parent-administered, questionnaire for nutritional risk in preschoolers (3-5 years of age). Due to an expressed need across Canada, the specific objective of this research was to create a draft toddler (18-35 month) NutriSTEP®. Based on results from a comprehensive literature review, focus groups (n=6) with 48 parents of toddlers, and input from 13 pediatric nutrition experts, many questions from the original preschooler NutriSTEP® questionnaire were refined or removed, and novel questions were added. Basic changes included combining separate fruit and vegetable intake questions, and adding breast milk and formula as examples of dairy products. In conclusion, a 19 item Toddler NutriSTEP® was created to reflect the differences in nutritional risk between preschoolers and toddlers. Next steps in the development process include refinement, test-retest reliability and criterion validation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Canadian Institutes of Health Research en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject NutriSTEP en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Nutrition Screening en_US
dc.subject Toddler en_US
dc.subject Infant en_US
dc.subject Child en_US
dc.title Determining What Constitutes Nutritional Risk in Toddlers (18-35 months): First Steps in the Development of Toddler NutriSTEP (Registered Trademark) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US


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