Appetite for Life: The Thumbs-Up, No-Yucks Guide to Getting Your Kid to Be a Great Eater--Including Over 100 Kid-Approved Recipes

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From fluorescent yogurt to 100-calorie snack packs, most "kid friendly" food has little nutritional benefit. We've convinced ourselves that in order to get kids to eat it, food needs to be packaged into something fake, colored, and far from its natural source. No wonder kids protest when we ask them to eat their vegetables. They don't come in a box!

Enter Stacey Antine, founder of HealthBarn USA, an organization at the front lines of introducing kids and their families to ...

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Appetite for Life: The Thumbs-Up, No-Yucks Guide to Getting Your Kid to Be a Great Eater--Including Over 100 Kid-Approved Recipes

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Overview

From fluorescent yogurt to 100-calorie snack packs, most "kid friendly" food has little nutritional benefit. We've convinced ourselves that in order to get kids to eat it, food needs to be packaged into something fake, colored, and far from its natural source. No wonder kids protest when we ask them to eat their vegetables. They don't come in a box!

Enter Stacey Antine, founder of HealthBarn USA, an organization at the front lines of introducing kids and their families to healthy eating habits and real food. While some parents "sneak" nutritious foods into meals, Antine knows from experience that the key to raising adventurous, wise eaters is to connect kids to the food they eat. Kids are more likely to try new foods and make healthy choices if they understand where ingredients come from, know why certain foods are good for their bodies and minds, and have an active role in preparation, from gathering ingredients to cooking.

In Appetite for Life, mealtime is no longer a battleground, but an opportunity for fun and experimentation. In fact, Antine encourages giving children a voice: with her "no yucks allowed" method, kids use a thumbs-up/thumbs-down rating system for each new food they try, but they always have to try at least one bite.

Featuring food the whole family will love (no more separate kids menu!), this book includes: nutritious, easy-to-make recipes for all three meals plus snack time, which have been tested and approved by the thousands of kids who attend HealthBarn; family activities like Stacey's Supermarket Spy Kids game; and great-tasting, home-made alternatives to your go-to store-bought foods, with side-by-side nutritional analysis to highlight the benefits of learning to eat the HealthBarn way. Appetite for Life is the key ingredient to a healthier, happier dinner table.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Antine, founder of HealthBarn USA in Bergen County, N.J., and Westchester, N.Y., left a job as a senior v-p at an advertising firm to earn a master’s degree in science, food, and dietetics. From there, disturbed by news that children today may not live as long as their parents because of such lifestyle diseases as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, she answered her “career-changing wake-up call” and opened an innovative business that has taught more than 30,000 kids (HealthBarn runs summer camps, after-school programs, weekend workshops, and school assemblies, giving parents a break from the role of “enforcer, detective or martyr” when it comes to getting their kids to eat healthfully). The focus is on helping kids connect the dots between eating well and feeling good. Antine, who is not a parent herself (the kids call her “Aunt Stace”), says children are more likely to eat good foods when they are involved in the growing, shopping, and/or preparation. Information and education are part of the program—she gets kids reading labels and acting as “spies” who learn to search for additives and other unwanted ingredients. Frustrated parents will find plenty of encouraging and practical ideas as well as more than 100 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time. (Aug.)
Curtis G. Aikens Sr.
“I love this book! Antine has taken what some call complicated ideas about food and nutritional intake and made it easy for kids and parents to understand. Your young ones will live happier and healthier!”
David L. Katz
“Stacey Antine understands kids, nutrition, and the joys of good food and knows how to bring them all together. She gets kids to love foods that love them back. If you care about food, health, and kids, you will love this book!”
Lawrence D.Rosen
“Who doesn’t want their kids to love eating healthy foods? As a pediatrician, I highly recommend Appetite for Life for all families who want to make healthy eating fun again. Stacey Antine provides a practical and engaging roadmap to helping your child become the great eater you want them to be. This book will change your life.” ”
Kerry Kittles
“My kids are now reading ingredient labels, making their own healthy and informed food choices and are eager to try new foods and experiment with growing some of their own. Stacey Antine has changed the way our family eats. ”
Christine L. Williams
“Stacey has been able to translate important health and nutrition concepts into fun, hands-on learning experiences. Appetite for Life brings this proven model for food, gardening, and nutrition home to millions of parents who want the best for their children’s health.”
Library Journal
"Why wouldn't kids like to eat pure food from nature?" asks dietician and nutrition educator Antine. Her guiding principle is "connect your kids to their food." The book focuses on healthy meals and including children in the process of preparing food by starting a garden and recruiting them as kitchen helpers. Playing a label-reading game like "Supermarket Spy Kids" can engage children to learn the difference between natural and artificial ingredients. Among the many recipes are Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes, Sweet Potato Pancakes, and Eggplant Parmesan Towers. Informative charts compare homemade with store-bought ingredients and feature "Week at a Glance" meal recommendations. A pantry list will help readers know what to have on hand. VERDICT Antine's thoughtful approach gives a whole-foods perspective on cooking for the family. This book keeps things simple for the time challenged and offers alternatives to fast food.—Barb Kundanis, Longmont P.L., CO
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062103703
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Pages: 263
  • Sales rank: 1,321,274
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Stacey Antine, M.S., R.D., is the founder of HealthBarn USA, a leader in healthy lifestyle education for children and their families. HealthBarn USA has served over 30,000 kids and their families and has been featured on the Rachael Ray Show and CNN's House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Really good!

    Ths book is really good.has great recipies.AMAZING!!hit yes if you agree!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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