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Brain Food: Recipes for Success in School, Sports, and Life
     

Brain Food: Recipes for Success in School, Sports, and Life

by Vicki Guercia Caruana, Kelly Guercia Hammer
 

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Reports abound on the direct connection between how well kids eat and how succesful they are at learning and competing in sports. But what should they eat? A nutrionist and an educator explain what to feed growing kids ages one to eighteen, including those with diabetes, food allergis, and AD/HD, to develop their maximum physical and mental potential. Meals plans

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Reports abound on the direct connection between how well kids eat and how succesful they are at learning and competing in sports. But what should they eat? A nutrionist and an educator explain what to feed growing kids ages one to eighteen, including those with diabetes, food allergis, and AD/HD, to develop their maximum physical and mental potential. Meals plans and recipes showcase specific "brain stimulating" foods along with practical suggestions for preparing and serving brain foods (including snacks) that kids will actually eat.

Editorial Reviews

Carole Lewis
Brain Food shows parents how to create a healthy balanced lifestyle for their kids with practical tips for every stage of a child's life. We learn that fueling their mind is as important as fueling their body. The kid-friendly recipes are a bonus!
Walt Larimore M.D.
BRAIN FOOD is a resource that takes the ingredients of the most up-to-date nutritional science and mixes in a liberal portion of common-sense parenting and combines them into a practical, fun, 'can-do' guide that any parent would want to have and use to help their child become more highly healthy. I highly recommend it.
Ruth A. Peters
Filled to the brim with tasty tidbits of practical know-how, BRAIN FOOD offers a common sense approach to feeding our children right for optimal learning. Caruana and Hammer have a handle on what families face in this fast food and quick fix day and age. They offer us all a renewed chance to do everything in moderation.
Library Journal

Caruana, an educator, and Hammer, a nutritionist, guide parents in creating and understanding good nutrition for their children. Parents who have no foundation will find this work informative and helpful, especially if they need assistance in altering their children's diets because of lethargy or weight gain. There is a nifty chart of "The Best" and "The Worst" foods in various categories; although it oversimplifies food, it helps one decide on which foods to cut down on and which to purchase in bulk. The major fault here is that the recipes are filled with packaged foods and various instant mixes. This book takes part in the growing nationwide acceptance of "special children's foods" that are fun and healthy but are a "snap" to make. Although the cover is full of whole foods, the content slightly overlooks the fact that they are better, healthier, and also less expensive than prepackaged, presliced, and processed food items. Recommended for public libraries with a cookbook/child development collection.
—Claire A. Schaper

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590771006
Publisher:
M.Evans & Company
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Vicki Guercia Caruana is a teacher turned writer who specializes in educational topics for teachers, parents, and children. Vicki seeks to educate and encourage kids and those who live and work with them to strive for excellence. She is a professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida. Her best-selling book Apples & Chalkdust has sold more than 600,000 copies. She has written 18 books and is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. She lives in Seminole, Florida. Kelly Guercia Hammer is a nutritionist and personal trainer. She has a degree in Nutrition and Fitness from Florida State University and has subsequently trained and been consult to more than 1000 individuals. Since 1991 she has worked with corporate executives and athletes to stay at home moms and beginning weight trainers. She worked as a personal health consultant/trainer in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria where her clients included Former Mayor Ed Koch. She lives in Sylva, North Carolina.

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