Let Them Eat Cake!

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Written by two of the country's most respected pediatricians (both on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital), Let Them Eat Cake! puts to rest the myths and commonly held misconceptions about children's health and the food they eat. The material presented here charts a welcome new course through one of the most stressful and conflict-ridden areas of parenting. The book's premise is outrageously simple and yet medically sound: If a child is healthy and his or her growth and development are normal, there's no need...
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Overview

Written by two of the country's most respected pediatricians (both on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital), Let Them Eat Cake! puts to rest the myths and commonly held misconceptions about children's health and the food they eat. The material presented here charts a welcome new course through one of the most stressful and conflict-ridden areas of parenting. The book's premise is outrageously simple and yet medically sound: If a child is healthy and his or her growth and development are normal, there's no need to obsess about the food that child eats. Doctors Kleinman and Jellinek present a compelling case for this relaxed approach to food. Children are not middle-aged people. They need to understand the value of a healthier diet and exercise, but they should do this to optimize their health while they are growing up, not because they fear illness or heart disease that can occur later in life. As the doctors wisely emphasize, giving children choices is far more important to their health and development than providing them with certain foods and outlawing others. Geared for today's changing lifestyles, Let Them Eat Cake! is filled with practical hints and tips about real-world food and nutrition, including meal plans, menus, and the latest information on food safety and preparation. Toddler, teen, or in between, whether the topic is establishing healthy attitudes toward food or solving existing problems, Doctors Kleinman and Jellinek always put the child's needs first, encouraging parents to let their children enjoy the safe and varied experiences - including experimenting with food - that they need in order to thrive.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Pediatrician Klenman and child psychiatrist Jellinek believe that too many well-meaning parents take food and rules far too seriously for a child's own good. While the food choices children make are sometimes dreadful, parents should not act as food police. Instead, all would do well to place food choices in proper perspective: children are not middle-aged people, their nutritional needs are different from adults', food is (usually) not a life-and-death issue for them, and one or two not so nutritious meals will not hurt them. Therefore, suggest the authors, kids shouldn't worry about cholesterol or feel guilty because they enjoy a candy bar. Although some parents may believe otherwise, these doctors declare studies have shown that banning sweets is counterproductive. Children, they say, should be offered choices and encouraged to try new foods. This is a sensible, well-written and unhysterical approach to what some may consider a parental nightmare: children who have minds of their own when it comes to food. In addition to questions most often asked by parents, the authors also provide in-depth discussion of food safety, food allergies and eating disorders. (Oct.)
Kathryn Carpenter
Pediatric nutritionist Kleinman and his collaborators counsel parents to avoid becoming overly concerned about children's eating behaviors and diet. Throughout the text, they present their beliefs as a series of highlighted guiding principles reminding parents that growth indicates a child is getting the food he or she needs, food habits are not fixed in childhood, erratic eating patterns are normal in childhood, foods do not have scientifically verified impacts on children's behavior, and no foods are inherently bad. They consider such controversial matters as the safety of pesticides, children's needs for vitamin supplements and fiber, and the impact of television on obesity; concisely provide information about growth, nutrition, and fitness; and address such food-related issues as mealtime battles, junk-food consumption, food tensions during developmental stages, obesity, eating disorders, and food allergies. Their warm, no-nonsense presentation, based firmly on the scientific literature, even includes a chapter advising parents on interpreting media statements about food, diet, and nutrition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679412595
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/11/1994
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
1 Is It Safe? Pesticides, Additives, and Food Risks 17
2 Cholesterol, Fat, and Children 29
3 "The Sugar High" 42
4 Vitamins and Minerals: The Myths Dispelled 48
5 Do Children Need Fiber? 55
6 Television, Children, and Obesity 59
7 Making Sense of What You Read and Hear 64
8 Your Child's Growth: Establishing the Long-Term View 81
9 Food for Growth 95
10 A Child-Oriented Approach to Fitness and Exercise 122
11 How to Keep Mealtimes from Driving You Crazy 147
12 Resolving the "Junk Food" Dilemma 164
13 Food Tensions at Transition Stages 173
14 Problems with Growth 195
15 The Overweight Child 206
16 The Thin or "Too Lean" Child 216
17 Eating Disorders 225
18 Food Allergies in Children 240
Answers to Questions Parents Ask Most 253
Resources 269
Your Child's Growth Charts 271
Index 283
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