What your kids should eat to get a real nutritional edge
"This is a book every parent can use and appreciate."
-Julie O'Sullivan Maillet, PhD, RD
President, American Dietetic Association
Does your grade-schooler ever trade away his lunch? Does she only pick at her dinner at home, or complain she doesn't like what's set before her? The grade-school years are nutritionally a very important time for children, and getting your child to eat healthy and make smart choices can be a challenge.
Written with the full support of the American Dietetic Association, the American Dietetic Association Guide to Healthy Eating for Kids arms you with practical skills to make sure your kids are eating right even when they're not under your roof. Jodie Shield and Mary Catherine Mullen are mothers as well as registered dietitians with more than twenty years of professional experience in childhood nutrition. Their five-star system offers hands-on advice on how to turn eating dilemmas into fun, nutritionally educational opportunities. Whether your child is a breakfast skipper, an unreasonable eater, a lunch trader, or even a snack-a-holic, you'll find fast, real-life solutions for transforming eating habits, including:
Banishing brown bag boredom * Secrets of successful family meals * Smart snacks for hungry kids * The top nutrition mistakes parents make * Fueling your grade-schooler for fitness * The principles of menu planning * Breakfast basics for busy families * Teaching smart nutrition to your young athlete * Developing a gold-star feeding relationship with your child
Offering delicious recipes your child won't be able to resist, this timely reference gives you all the nutrition knowledge you need to teach your child how to eat smart-now and for the rest of his or her life.
JODIE SHIELD, MEd, RD, is a Senior Partner with JM Associates, a nutrition communications company in Illinois. She is also a nutrition consultant and freelance writer for the American Dietetic Association, Weight Watchers?, the Chicago Tribune, and The National Dairy Council.
MARY CATHERINE MULLEN, MS, RD, is a Senior Partner with JM Associates and a pediatric dietitian with Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. She is also a nutrition consultant for the Chicago White Sox, the American Dietetic Association, and the Chicago Tribune.
THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION is the largest group of food and nutrition professionals in the world. As the advocate of the profession, the ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.