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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. 1993. Infant nutrition and feeding: A reference handbook for nutrition and health counselors in the WIC and CSF programs. [Alexandria, VA]: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, 190 pp.

U.S. Food and Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302

Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns
Available at no charge to WIC and CSF staff. Document Number: FNS-288.

This manual is designed for staff members who provide nutrition education and counseling for parents and guardians of full-term, at-risk infants who participate in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) or the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). It includes basic information on the nutritional needs of infants, the development of feeding skills, breastfeeding, formula feeding, the introduction of solid foods, infant feeding practices, food selection, sanitary food preparation and storage, oral health, vegetarian nutrition, and some common gastrointestinal problems. Teaching aids include a summary of key points, several appendices, and a bibliography.

    Keywords: Infants, Infant nutrition, Oral health, Gastrointestinal diseases, High risk infants, Educational programs, Nutrition counseling, Parents, Training materials, WIC Program, Federal programs

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    Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services. 2006. Smiles for Ohio fluoride varnish program for primary care providers. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services, 3 items.

    National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
    Georgetown University Box 571272
    Washington, DC 20057-1272

    Telephone: (202) 784-9771
    Fax: (202) 784-9777
    E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
    Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
    Available for loan; also available from the website.

    This training manual provides information on how to assess the oral health of infants and young children at well-child examinations to better enable health professionals to identify infants and young children at risk for early childhood caries. The manual also provides information on how to implement the Smiles for Ohio Fluoride Varnish Program to apply fluoride varnish to the teeth of children at high risk of tooth decay. The manual includes presentation slides, information on making the program work in practice, supply information, information about Medicaid reimbursement, a selection of fluoride-varnish literature, information about referral, a list of additional resources, and handouts and anticipatory guidance. A CD-ROM in the back of the manual contains the manual contents in .pdf format, as well as video clips and the Fluoride Varnish Reference Guide. A DVD containing a narrated video of the slide presentation and a print copy of Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health–Pocket Guide are also provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

    Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Children, State programs, Ohio, Medicaid, Reimbursement, Fluorides, High risk infants, High risk children, Referral, Training, Manuals, Resources for professionals, CD-ROMs, DVDs

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    Altarum Institute. 2009. Topical fluoride recommendations for high-risk children: Development of decision support matrix–Recommendations from MCHB expert panel. [Washington, DC]: Altarum Institute, 19 pp.

    National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
    Georgetown University Box 571272
    Washington, DC 20057-1272

    Telephone: (202) 784-9771
    Fax: (202) 784-9777
    E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
    Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
    Available from the website.

    This report summarizes recommendations on the use of topical fluoride in preventing and controlling tooth decay from an expert panel convened on October 22–23, 2007, in Washington, DC. The matrix was developed primarily for program staff and non-oral-health professionals in public health settings who work with infants and young children from birth to age 6 who are at high risk for tooth decay. Contents include background information, guiding questions, the development process, and conclusions and next steps. Topical fluoride recommendations for children are provided as appendices. A companion presentation is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

    Keywords: Oral health, Fluorides, Infants, Children, Dental caries, Early childhood caries, Prevention services, High risk groups, Meetings

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    American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures, National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health. 2011. Oral health risk assessment tool [and guidance]. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 3 pp.

    American Academy of Pediatrics
    141 Northwest Point Boulevard
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

    Telephone: (847) 434-4000
    Fax: (847) 434-8000
    Website: http://www.aap.org
    Available from the website.

    This tool, along with accompanying guidance, is designed to help health professionals implement oral health risk assessment during health supervision visits. Topics include risk-assessment timing, risk factors, protective factors, and clinical findings. The tool is intended for documenting dental caries risk of infants or young children (from birth to age 6). Information on treatment for those at high risk for caries and color photographs depicting various clinical findings are included.

    Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Dental caries, Risk assessment, High risk groups, Risk factors, Protective factors, Resources for professionals

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