Brain Food: Recipes for Success in School, Sports, and Lifeby Vicki Guercia Caruana, Kelly Guercia Hammer
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
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.
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
- M.Evans & Company
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- New Edition
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- 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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