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Healthy Eating for Life for Children

Healthy Eating for Life for Children

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By Amy Lanou, Ph.D.

Nourishing growing children is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The foods we eat during pregnancy affect not only our child's development, but his or her health later in life. And the tastes babies learn early on will influence which foods they pull from the refrigerator as teenagers or pick from a menu in adulthood.

Children who learn to enjoy healthy foods have a tremendous asset. The right foods can help them stay slim and healthy, strengthen their immunity, reduce the risk of health problems as they age, and even boost their learning ability. It's easier than many of us might imagine. Healthy cooking and eating will soon be second nature for the entire family.

Chapters Include

  • Starting Life Well: Nutrition in Pregnancy
  • Worry-Free Breastfeeding
  • The Transition to Solid Foods
  • Feeding Toddlers
  • Growing Kids
  • The Teen Years
  • Foods and Common Health Problems
  • Feeding the Mind
  • Healthy Eating for the Young Athlete
  • Nurturing a Healthy Body Image
  • Achieving a Healthy Weight and Fitness Level
  • Eating Disorders: A Guide for Parents

Plus, 90 Kid-Tested Recipes for a Great Start in Life

Author Information
Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., is director of the nutrition department at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), overseeing PCRM's Cancer Project, conducting clinical research, working with cancer foundations, and promoting a vegetarian diet among policymakers, dietitians, and researchers.

258 pages