This best-selling text on children's health, safety, and nutrition emphasizes the critical relationship among these three areas in an easy-to-read, thought-provoking format. Throughout the text, practical suggestions and underlying principles for creating high-quality environments that maximize children's well-being and development are stressed. The author puts particular importance on the role teachers and parents play in helping children establish a healthy lifestyle. Case studies, review activities, and suggestions for additional reading offer students the greatest opportunity for reinforcing their learning. Specific information on diseases and common childhood afflictions, as well as on special interest topics like managing adult anger and building resiliency in children, makes this text not only a learning tool and but also a tremendous resource for future use. Upon completing their study of this material, students will be well-equipped to help children and families live well.