Optimum Nutrition for Your Child's Mind: Maximize Your Child's Potential

Optimum Nutrition for Your Child's Mind: Maximize Your Child's Potential

by Deborah Colson
     
 

A science-based guide to choosing the right foods (and avoiding the wrong ones) to boost your child'­s intelligence and improve mood and behavior.

Drawing on scientific studies of children with problems ranging from short attention spans to aggressive behavior, nutrition authorities Patrick Holford and Deborah Colson explain the physiological ways certain

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A science-based guide to choosing the right foods (and avoiding the wrong ones) to boost your child'­s intelligence and improve mood and behavior.

Drawing on scientific studies of children with problems ranging from short attention spans to aggressive behavior, nutrition authorities Patrick Holford and Deborah Colson explain the physiological ways certain nutrients affect the way kids think and act. Parents will learn how to prepare brain-boosting breakfasts, blood sugar-balanced snacks, amino acid-rich lunches, and smart-fat dinners that will help get their children off to the best start in life physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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Library Journal

The idea that you are what you eat is a fairly common one, but the notion that you can increase your intelligence by eating or avoiding certain foods probably isn't as widespread. The author of The Optimum Nutrition Bible, Holford and clinical nutritionist Colson present this how-to guide for parents who want to give their child a head start, help him or her overcome behavioral problems, or find the best supplements. Much of the information is well known-fried food is bad; fish is good-but connecting these foods to IQ scores may be a new idea for some, though the authors provide references to sources supporting their claims. The authors speak against commonly used treatments for ADHD and anorexia. Instead, they recommend particular supplements to treat or cure these disorders. They also advise parents to limit their children's milk consumption, arguing the nutritional benefit is doubtful. Charts are not always decipherable at a glance, and the prose occasionally gets bogged down in nutrispeak. Nonetheless, the book is likely to be of interest to parents and is suitable for public libraries where there is interest.
—Mindy Rhiger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587613326
Publisher:
Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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