Basic Pediatric Nutrition is an attempt to fill that gap by putting together basic facts about nutritional matters into a short textbook. Starting with basic nutrient requirements at different ages and assessment of nutritional status, this book covers numerous important aspects, like diet surveys, functions of different nutrients and result of their deficiencies in a growing child, construction of age appropriate diets and finally how to feed children with different nutritional disorders like anemia, obesity, iron and vitamin A deficiency, chronic diarrhea and food allergies. The therapeutic management of some common childhood problems have been highlighted in a very simple, straightforward and practical approach for all those involved in child care. The book succeeds in keeping a style which is readable and simple. The food items advised for various age groups are culturally acceptable and affordable. The issues regarding breastfeeding and its management add to the value of this compendium.