Eat Healthy, Feel Great

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From the creators of the acclaimed Sears Parenting Library comes a handbook that gives kids the tools to make their own wise food choices. Includes quick and easy recipes. Full color.

Explains how eating healthy foods can be fun for the whole family.

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Overview

From the creators of the acclaimed Sears Parenting Library comes a handbook that gives kids the tools to make their own wise food choices. Includes quick and easy recipes. Full color.

Explains how eating healthy foods can be fun for the whole family.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The four food groups are reconfigured into "green-light," "yellow-light" and "red-light" foods in Eat Healthy, Feel Great by William Sears, Martha Sears and Christie Watts Kelly, illus. by Ren e Andriani. This addition to the Sears Children's Library puts a kid-friendly spin on nutrition and presents a handful of easy-to-prepare recipes (can you guess the "red-light" foods? Among them: marshmallows and "cheez puffs"). "Notes for Parents and Caregivers" opens the offering and a pullout poster is included. Also available from the same team: You Can Go to the Potty. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
The Sears are authors of eleven books on parenting featuring the "attachment parenting" style of child rearing. Based on connectedness, and love and trust, the approach is used in this book to help parents "shape young tastes" right from the start. Modeling good nutrition habits and allowing only nutritious foods in the home are the strategies used. With attractive cartoon-like illustrations, the text explains the old adage, 'you are what you eat' and goes further by setting up a system that first, parents, then children can adopt to monitor the foods they eat. Red, yellow and green lights represent all food groups: green being foods that enhance health, yellow means not too many, and red, of course, means these foods are not good for you. Occasional boxed texts provide additional nutritional guidelines. The importance of vitamins, minerals, fiber and water to our health is discussed so that even young children can understand. With obesity in children on the rise, parents need to make informed decision on educating their children on the foods that they eat daily. This book could help, if parents, themselves, are willing to set a good example. Several recipes and a small poster are included. 2002, Little Brown, Ages Adult.
— Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-The first book is a recitation on basic nutrition that explains why it is important to eat the right foods. The authors make suggestions for "green-light foods," i.e., those that are good for you and that you can eat as much of as you'd like, and describes "yellow-light" and "red-light" foods. They also explain certain additives such as dyes and preservatives. Potty simply provides the facts that parents can share with their little ones. The material in both books is factual, but not particularly exciting or inspiring. The watercolor illustrations are acceptable and work with the instructional texts, and each volume has a fold-out poster. Prefaces for parents and caregivers provide some general advice on the topic at hand. Supplemental purchases.-Roxanne Burg, Thousand Oaks Library, CA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316787086
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 399,640
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.32 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

William Sears received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. He has practiced pediatrics for nearly thirty years and is associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California School of Medicine, Irvine.

Martha Sears is a registered nurse and a parenting and breastfeeding consultant. Together the Searses have authored eleven books on parenting, childcare, and nutrition.

Christie Watts Kelly has a degree in elementary education from the University of Memphis. Now a freelance writer and editor, she teaches prenatal yoga and is cofounder of the Memphis chapter of Attachment Parenting International.

Renee Andriani is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to illustrating the Sears Children's Library series and other books for children, she illustrates magazines and greeting cards.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2007

    healthy eating with the goal of feeling great

    My first grader loved this book. She quickly knew how to identify which foods we should eat a lot of and which ones we should not. Most children really do want to learn how to make good choices. This book helps give them tools to make their own choices about what to eat. The book is very colorful. It seems to attract young readers. I would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2003

    Start Young on Good Eating Habits

    This book was a great book to read with your child(ren) when introducing the importance of eating healthy without having to "tell" them. It's also a good reminder to some of us who may have forgotten how to eat healthy.

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