Feeding Your Child for Lifelong Health: Birth Through Age Six (Paperback)
How the new science of "metabolic programming" can help you:
Maximize your baby's IQ and development
Prevent allergies and obesity
Prevent or cure picky eating
Teach your child to enjoy healthy foods
Protect against family health problems
AND make mealtimes a pleasure for you and your child!
In this groundbreaking book, two leading pediatric nutritionists--and experienced parents!--introduce exciting new research into "metabolic programming" and make it accessible and practical for every busy parent. They explain:
How the foods you choose can optimize your baby's future development, IQ bone strength, and immunity
The eight key nutrients to focus on
Scientifically based "smart strategies" for working with your child's inborn instincts to build healthy eating habits
Food solutions for common problems--including colic, constipation, poor sleep, and hyperactivity
How to prevent or deal with food allergies or obesity
Easy ways to adapt family meals for kids--with menus and portion sizes for every stage from birth through age six, plus essential tips for food safety
What's more, you can teach your child to enjoy these healthy foods and banish food battles and picky eating forever.
About the Author
Susan B. Roberts, Ph.D., is Chief of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and Professor of Nutrition and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University. She is an internationally recognized expert on infant and adult nutrition, with research publications on topics including infant nutrient requirements, infant and adult obesity, breast-feeding, nutritional needs of premature infants, and nutrition and aging.
Melvin B. Heyman, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of California in San Francisco, where he directs an active clinical program. He also directs a research and training program focusing on nutritional treatment of acute and chronic diseases, childhood nutritional requirements, and food allergies.
Lisa Tracy is an editor with "The Philadelphia Inquirer" and the author of two previous nutrition books.
"Considering all the pseudoscientific mumbo-jumbo that passes for nutritional advice these days, I can't help being enthusiastic when a really good guide based on solid research shows up in bookstores...you can bet I'm going to recommend it to every parent I know. I'm talking about Feeding Your Child for Lifelong Health...should be required reading for anyone with children under the age of six."
--Christine Gorman, Time magazine
"A very intelligent approach to the feeding of young children."
--T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., author of Touchpoints
"At last a book that not only tells parents what their children need to eat but provides a realistic and reassuring approach to how to feed them. This is a book every parent will want to have on their bedside--or kitchen--table."
--Annie Pleschette Murphy, Editor-at-Large, Parents magazine
"I have not seen another publication anywhere in the world that addresses this field in such a way. This book is truly brilliant...meticulously anchored in the science of nutrition, infant and young child behavior and development, and completely up-to-date. It is also full of warm, humanely written practical applications and guidance....An excellent guide for pregnant mothers, parents, health workers, nutritionists, nurses, physicians, and pediatricians."
--Graeme A. Clugston, M.B., Ph.D., Director, Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization
"Heart disease begins in childhood--and so does a healthy way of eating. Feeding Your Child for Lifelong Health shows why it's never too early--or too late--to discover the power and joy of healthy nutrition. This book may save your child's life."
--Dean Ornish, M.D., author of Love & Survival and Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
"This book deserves to be read by every pregnant woman across America. It is a relief to find such evenhanded treatment of many controversial issues that trouble new parents and the practical, clearheaded guidance for every stage between birth and six years."
--Barbara J. Moore, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Shape Up America!
"A 'how-to' with the science to back it up, this comprehensive, innovative book is a godsend to those who want children to be healthy and appropriately nourished, through each developmental stage."
--M. Edward Keenan, M.D., Past President, American Academy of Pediatrics