Feeding Your Child for Lifelong Health: Birth Through Age Six (Paperback)

By Susan B. Roberts, Melvin B. Heyman (Joint Author), Lisa Tracy (With)
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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

After qualifying as an RN in 1986, Sue completed a Diploma in Community Healthcare and worked as a District Nurse until 1997. She then took a post at Canterbury Christ Church University as a Nurse Fellow, before taking on her current role as a Senior Lecturer in 2000. She also has a BSc (Hons) in Community Health Care and an MA in Applied Social Science. Her professional interests include Primary Care, Public Health and Tissue Viability.

Heyman is chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, UCSF School of Medicine. He also directs a research and training program focusing on nutritional treatment of acute and chronic diseases, childhood nutritional requirements.

Tracy is an editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer and the author of two previous books.

Praise For…

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553378924
ISBN-10: 0553378929
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publication Date: July 5th, 1999
Pages: 372
Language: English