Superfoods for Healthy Kids: More Than 250 Immune-Boosting Food and Great-Tasting Recipes for Your Children

Superfoods for Healthy Kids: More Than 250 Immune-Boosting Food and Great-Tasting Recipes for Your Children

by Lucy Burney
     
 
Good health depends upon a strong immune system. "Superfoods for Healthy Kids" is the essential guide for all parents who seek to boost their child's immune system to give them natural protection through good nutrition. Packed with expert advice and nutritious recipes specifically designed for different age groups, the book is divided into four parts, each fully cross

Overview

Good health depends upon a strong immune system. "Superfoods for Healthy Kids" is the essential guide for all parents who seek to boost their child's immune system to give them natural protection through good nutrition. Packed with expert advice and nutritious recipes specifically designed for different age groups, the book is divided into four parts, each fully cross-referenced for ease of use. Part One: Understanding your Child's Immune System - A clear, concise guide to the workings of the immune system including explanations of allergy and autoimmunity and a discussion of the pros and cons of vaccination. Part Two: Foods for Immunity - An illustrated directory focusing on the benefits of individual foods, from the avocado, full of Vitamin E, to the nutrient-rich sunflower seed - all cross-referenced to the immunity recipes in Part Three. Part Three: Immunity Recipes - A variety of tasty recipes for each of the specific childhood age groups, including many recipes for all the family to enjoy. Each group has its own special recipe selection and menu planner, as well as expert advice on how to overcome potential immunity deficiencies at each stage of development.
Part Four: Foods to Fight Common Illnesses - Learn how to protect your child from more than 20 common ailments, including chicken-pox, measles, glandular fever and colds. Detailed advice on how to help to prevent and overcome each illness is accompanied by medicinal recipes to soothe your child and boost their defence system. Illustrated with more than 100 specially commissioned photographs, "Superfoods for Healthy Kids" is a unique reference resource and an indispensable recipe book - enabling you to keep your child fighting fit.

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Library Journal

Burney (coauthor, Boost Your Child's Immune System), a nutritionist, has blended the most recent discussions of superfoods and children's eating habits into an economical, easy-to-use text. She includes over 160 recipes, geared toward different age groups. Rather than disguising superfoods, as Jessica Seinfeld does in Deceptively Delicious, Burney takes on the difficult challenge of keeping the ingredients' integrity. In some instances, the author might be wise to follow Seinfeld's example: it's not likely many teenagers will find appealing the whole anchovies in her Hot Salad with Balsamic Dressing and Fresh Anchovies. Part 2 contains an excellent discussion of foods for immunity, and one of the more stiking aspects is "food to fight common illnesses" in Part 4. Most have heard of a tablespoon of honey for a sore throat, but what about garlic-infused honey to build the immune system or black currant and strawberry ice pops to boost vitamin C and soothe? Though the recipes are inviting and nutrient rich, one may find difficulty in introducing them to children. Recommended for larger public libraries that already have a focus on childhood nutrition.
—Kristen Mastel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844835065
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Lucy Burney trained as a nutritionist at the acclaimed Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. She is a nutritional consultant who specializes in children's health and regularly contributes to radio and television interviews on this subject. Lucy is a mother of four, and the author of two other books for parents including Optimum Nutrition for Babies and Young Children (2001). She can be contacted through her website: www.lucyburney.co.uk

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