Eat, Play, and Be Healthy (A Harvard Medical School Book)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 11, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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"Written by one of the world's top nutritional physicians, Eat, Play, and Be Healthy gives scientifically sound and kitchen-tested advice on creating lifelong healthy eating habits. This book is a solution to the growing epidemic of nutrition-related health and behavior problems in children."
--William Sears, M.D., author of The Baby Book

"An excellent guide for parents who want to provide the best possible nutritional health for their growing children."
--Ronald Kleinman, M.D., former chairman of the Committee on Nutrition, American Academy of Pediatrics

With so much conflicting advice coming from the media, your friends, and parenting guides, it's hard to know whether you're making the right food choices for your kids. Written by a leading authority on pediatric nutrition, Eat, Play, and Be Healthy provides answers to all your childhood nutrition questions--and much more.

Eat, Play, and Be Healthy shows you how to feed your children to ensure that their young bodies and minds enjoy full and healthy growth at every stage of development. Picking up where Dr. Walter C. Willett's international bestseller Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy left off, W. Allan Walker, M.D., shows how to apply the research-based Healthy Eating Pyramid to a child's unique needs. Drawing on his forty years of clinical research, as well as the latest scientific findings, he:

  • Offers a scientifically proven alternative to the FDA food pyramid
  • Helps you shape your kids' eating habits from the start
  • Provides fun, delicious recipes for healthy foods kids will want to eat
 

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Contents

1 What Kids Eat and Why It Matters So Much
1
2 Nutrition for Young Infants and Babies
11
3 Starting on Solid Foods
35
4 Thriving in the Second Year
53
5 Healthy Kids Aged Two Through Eight
67
6 Weight Control and Physical Activity
87
7 Choosing Better Sources of Carbohydrates Fats and Proteins
109
8 Fruits and Vegetables
133
9 Vitamins Minerals and Dietary Supplements
147
10 Milk Juice Soda and Other Beverages
169
11 How to Recognize a Healthy and Unhealthy School Lunch
187
12 Recipes and Meal Planning Tips
201
Selected Resources
227
Index
243
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W. Allan Walker, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics, the first Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition, and the Director of the Division of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School.

Courtney Humphries is a professional writer specializing in health topics.

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