Eat This, Not That! For Kids: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save Your Child from Obesity

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It's no secret that children are getting fatter: 17% of this country's youth are overweight or obese, and the number of diabetic children has nearly quadrupled in the past thirty years. Now, to help combat the problem, David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men's Health, and co-author Matt Goulding have created Eat This, Not That! for Kids. This must-have guide for concerned parents offers detailed analysis and nutritional tips on thousands of the most popular food choices for kids. Covering the best and worst ...

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Overview

It's no secret that children are getting fatter: 17% of this country's youth are overweight or obese, and the number of diabetic children has nearly quadrupled in the past thirty years. Now, to help combat the problem, David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men's Health, and co-author Matt Goulding have created Eat This, Not That! for Kids. This must-have guide for concerned parents offers detailed analysis and nutritional tips on thousands of the most popular food choices for kids. Covering the best and worst options available at the most popular restaurants in the country as well as the healthiest—and most harmful—foods in the supermarket aisles, if kids are eating it, this book is probably analyzing it.

Other features include:

-Restaurant Report Cards on the best chain restaurants for your kids

-Drink This, Not That! for Kids

-The 20 Worst Kids’ Meals in America

-10 "Healthy" Foods that Aren't

-The 8 Foods You Should Feed Your Kid Every Day

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Eat This, Not That! For Kids:

“We are learning so much [from Eat This, Not That! and Eat This, Not That! For Kids].”

— Rachael Ray

“I love nutrition, I’ve gone to nutritionists, but putting it in this kind of stuff that we recognize in our everyday lives with our families, is truly educational. This is great.”

—Bonnie Hunt, host of The Bonnie Hunt Show

“I Think Eat This, Not That! is a brilliant book.”-Rachael Ray

"You can still have fun, but there are alternatives."

—Al Roker, TODAY

“All-in-all, I found this to be a great little book and actually quite fun to read with its many pictures. With good knowledge in hand, the only other obstacle a parent faces is getting their kids motivated to carry out the advice in the book.”

—Amazon.com reviewer, Mark

“It is great that the book has easy to make substitutions and ideas to get the most nutrition you can out of a fast food meal. This is a great book for any family to keep in the car for those meals on the go. Everyone can make the most informed choice possible!”

—Amazon.com review, Ramona Ferguson

“I absolutely love this book. I thought I was making healthy food choices before (and I was, for the most part). But this book opened my eyes to some shockingly bad food choices I was making. It also surprised me to find out how deceptively some food was marketed as healthy when it was anything but. (Organic "health food" cereal with as much sugar as a soda, for instance .. who would have thought??!!!) I'm so glad I bought it .. you will be, too! I was so impressed that I even bought extra for other family members!.”

—Amazon.com review, E. Heyn

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605299433
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/19/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 250,617
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID ZINCZENKO, editor-in-chief of Men's Health magazine, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Abs Diet and The Abs Diet for Women. Once an overweight child, Zinczenko has become one of the nation’s leading experts on health and fitness. He is a regular contributor to the Today show, and has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and Primetime Live.

MATT GOULDING is the food and nutrition editor of Men's Health. He has cooked and eaten his way around the world, touching down in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he divides most of his time between computer and stovetop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    SHOW your kids how to eat.

    Readers familiar with the popular Eat This Not That!: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds-or More! will find this book similar in format- except this time the content is aimed at kids. <BR/><BR/>The book consists of seven chapters. Here's a brief rundown of what you can expect from each: <BR/><BR/>-Chapter 1 covers "8 rules of kid's nutrition" which includes such advice as "never skip breakfast" and "snack with a purpose" <BR/><BR/>-Chapter 2 discusses choosing the right foods at fast food restaurants such as Arby's or Applebees <BR/><BR/>-Chapter 3 talks about "menu decoding". Since the book can't cover every restaurant you'll ever eat at, it teaches the reader how to read a typical menu- what to look for, what choices to make. It does this by going over general menus of Chinese restaurants, Mexican restaurants, etc. <BR/><BR/>-Chapter 4 goes over making proper buying choices at restaurants. Here the reader is taught how to read labels. <BR/><BR/>-Chapter 5 covers eating at schools, which means, of course, the school cafeteria. Vending machines choices are also included because most schools (unfortunately) have them. <BR/><BR/>-Chapter 6 discusses eating at home. A nice touch here is the sample menus and recipes. <BR/><BR/>And last but not least, Chapter 7 talks about exercise. Included are sample activities to keep your kids fit. I personally suggest trying a pedometer- kids like to fiddle with them and counting steps is fun too. <BR/><BR/>All-in-all, I found this to be a great little book and actually quite fun to read with its many pictures. With good knowledge in hand, the only other obstacle a parent faces is getting their kids motivated to carry out the advice in the book- also recommend The Sixty-Second Motivator.

    19 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    best diet book ever

    i was once worried about my sons eating habits so i got this book and when i went shopping i bought the foods that it said to buy and my son didn't notice i had put him in a diet and in the next month he had lost 11 pounds

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2008

    AMAZING!

    I was shopping at Barnes and Nobles when I saw this book. I have been trying to lose weight bu t am having trouble on my own. With this book I still get to go out and eat great food! And I feel better and healthier already! If you want to lose weight, don't do it on your own! Buy this book. Burger King, Applebee's, all your favorite food joints and take out place are in this book. Buy it now!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2008

    Great, a real surprise for you kids!

    I think your kids will be amazed at the food choices that they will be able to make. Suprisingly good choices at school cafiterias, vending machines and at home. Also great Fast Food choices. The best book that anyone has come up with.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Love it!!!

    I really love this book. Its been very interesting to see what foods are better then others for my daughter. I also enjoyed the mac and cheese recipe in the back. I can't wait to get more of these books!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2009

    Don't let your kid be "the fat kid" at school.

    I have purchased all of the Eat This Not That books, and they are not only very informative, but incredibly useful and easy to apply to real life. It's not a "diet book", but rather simple suggestions to help you make healthier choices to foods you already eat, or restaurants you already patronize. Want to eat at McDonalds? These books don't steer you away from doing so, but they give you the low down on what you should and shouldn't eat when you get there. I can't say that I have employed the ideas in this book for my child just yet, since he is still an infant, but when we do start giving him "regular" food, this will definitely help guide his menu.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2009

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    Eat this not that for kids

    I bought this book for my 14 year old son that is over weight after seeing it on a talk show. My son had voiced intrest in weight loss and the need to "eat right" we call this our "life style change" not a "diet". This book has helped both of us make the right choice and helped make us aware of what we are eating and buying. This book is easy to read and understand as well as geared toward the young person to understand and follow so they are in control of what they eat. He really liked the part on school lunch, he now has the information he needed to make the right choice at school.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    Eat This Not That....Good or bad?

    The Eat This Not That book is really informative. With the population of getting over weight in America this book is good for every family. It tells you what to eat when your sick or when you go out. Also it tells you what is better at your local supermarket. During my gym class I brought this book in and my classmates were very interested and so was my teacher. The foods that you shouldn't eat are very surprising and same with what TO EAT. Also it tells you why it's bad and what you can replace it with. It is a very smart thing to have around the house. I'm 11 and I look at the Eat This Not That book for children all the time. It is a smart item to keep around the house. Especially on holidays. Oh yeah it tells you what is better to eat on a holiday. How cool!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

    Tis book is very informative and easy to read and understand.

    The great thing about this book is that it is great for any age and anybody.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    SHOW your kids how to eat.

    Readers familiar with the popular Eat This Not That!: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds-or More! will find this book similar in format- except this time the content is aimed at kids.

    The book consists of seven chapters. Here's a brief rundown of what you can expect from each:

    -Chapter 1 covers "8 rules of kid's nutrition" which includes such advice as "never skip breakfast" and "snack with a purpose"

    -Chapter 2 discusses choosing the right foods at fast food restaurants such as Arby's or Applebees

    -Chapter 3 talks about "menu decoding". Since the book can't cover every restaurant you'll ever eat at, it teaches the reader how to read a typical menu- what to look for, what choices to make. It does this by going over general menus of Chinese restaurants, Mexican restaurants, etc.

    -Chapter 4 goes over making proper buying choices at restaurants. Here the reader is taught how to read labels.

    -Chapter 5 covers eating at schools, which means, of course, the school cafeteria. Vending machines choices are also included because most schools (unfortunately) have them.

    -Chapter 6 discusses eating at home. A nice touch here is the sample menus and recipes.

    And last but not least, Chapter 7 talks about exercise. Included are sample activities to keep your kids fit. I personally suggest trying a pedometer- kids like to fiddle with them and counting steps is fun too.

    All-in-all, I found this to be a great little book and actually quite fun to read with its many pictures. With good knowledge in hand, the only other obstacle a parent faces is getting their kids motivated to carry out the advice in the book- also recommend "The Sixty-Second Motivator".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

    Will cahnge the way you shop if you're smart!

    I have no kids, but I eat like one, I'm an eternal child I suppose, so I bought this for me and I loved it some of the things that you would think is healthy and good for you, really is fat and sugar in disguise. The whole collection is a must have!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

    This is good - check it out.

    Easy to read - lots of photos; got my 9 year-old daughter interested in eating healthier foods!

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    i love this books i us tham all the time

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