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

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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by Stacey Antine
     
 

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Appetite For Life is the guide to feeding your kids natural, nutritious food from breakfast to bedtime. With over 100 easy, kid-approved recipes for all three meals plus snack time, Appetite for Life takes the guesswork out of what you're going to feed your kids six times a day and also helps you learn to make food not a battleground, but an

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Appetite For Life is the guide to feeding your kids natural, nutritious food from breakfast to bedtime. With over 100 easy, kid-approved recipes for all three meals plus snack time, Appetite for Life takes the guesswork out of what you're going to feed your kids six times a day and also helps you learn to make food not a battleground, but an opportunity for fun and experimentation.

Editorial Reviews

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.”
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.)
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:
9780062103710
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
667,073
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

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!”

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.”

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!”

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. ”

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.” ”

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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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Appetite for Life: The Thumbs-Up, No-Yucks Guide to Getting Your Kid to Be a Great Eater--Including Over 100 Kid-Approved Recipes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ths book is really good.has great recipies.AMAZING!!hit yes if you agree!