Family Nutrition Book: Everything You Need to Know about Feeding Your Children from Birth Through Adolescence

Family Nutrition Book: Everything You Need to Know about Feeding Your Children from Birth Through Adolescence

by William Sears, Martha Sears

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316777162
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.83(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.38(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
A Word from Dr. Bill xiii
Part I: Becoming Your Own Family Nutritionist 1(104)
Facts About Fats
2(19)
Why You Need Fats
2(1)
A First Helping of Fat Facts: MUFA's, PUFA's, and SATFA's
3(1)
A Second Helping of Fat Facts: Essential Fatty Acids
4(1)
A Third Helping of Fat Facts: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Cholesterol
5(1)
Factory Fats: Hydrogenated Fats
6(4)
Sweet Fats
10(2)
A Fourth Helping of Fat Facts
12(4)
Ten Tips to Reduce Your Dietary Fat
16(5)
Controlling Your Cholesterol
21(10)
Cholesterol Facts You Should Know
21(5)
Ten Ways to Control Your Cholesterol
26(5)
Sweet Facts About Sugar
31(16)
Sugar Science
31(1)
Rating the Sugars
32(3)
Glycemic Index
35(2)
How Sugar Harms
37(4)
Curbing Your Cravings
41(6)
Powerful Proteins
47(7)
Protein Language
47(1)
Complete and Incomplete Proteins
48(1)
Questions You May Have About Proteins
49(5)
Care About Your Calcium
54(4)
Why Do You Need Calcium?
54(1)
How Much Calcium Do You Need?
55(1)
How Does Calcium Work?
55(1)
Making the Most of Your Calcium
55(3)
Pumping Up Your Iron
58(8)
Why Do You Need Iron?
58(1)
Where Do You Get Iron?
58(1)
How Much Iron Do You Need?
59(2)
Preventing Iron-Deficiency Anemia from Birth to Adulthood
61(4)
Iron Deficiency Without Anemia
65(1)
Value Your Vitamins
66(8)
Vitamin Facts You Should Know
66(8)
Becoming Water Wise
74(13)
Water --- The Best Health "Ade"
74(2)
What About Water Quality?
76(2)
What You Can Do About Your Water
78(5)
Improving Your Hydration Habits
83(4)
Fantastic Fiber
87(7)
Fiber for Your Health
87(4)
Fiber-Eating Tips
91(3)
Food Digestion: Taking a Trip Through the Intestinal Tract
94(11)
What Is Digestion?
94(11)
Part II: Making Wise Food Choices 105(126)
Making Your Own Family Food Guide
106(10)
The Top Twelve Family Foods
106(1)
Least Nutritious Foods
106(1)
Color Your Cuisine
107(2)
Understanding the Food Guide Pyramid
109(4)
RDA: What Does It Really Say?
113(3)
Learning About Labels
116(12)
Front-of-Package Come-ons
116(3)
How to Read a Package Label
119(9)
Good Grains
128(18)
Getting to Know Your Grains
128(6)
Rating Breads and Cereals
134(8)
Pasta
142(4)
Fabulous Fruits
146(7)
A Glossary of Fruits
146(4)
Ranking Fruits
150(3)
Juice and Juicing
153(6)
Facts About Juice
153(3)
Making Your Own Juice
156(3)
Value Your Vegetables
159(9)
Seven Reasons Why Veggies Are So Good for You
159(3)
Top Ten Veggies
162(1)
Growing Your Own Garden
163(3)
Cooking and Serving Vegetables
166(2)
Eating Vegetarian: Why and How?
168(8)
Favorite Fish
176(7)
Fish Facts
176(1)
Farm Fish vs. Wild Fish
177(3)
Tuna Fish Facts
180(1)
Rating Seafood
181(2)
The Merits of Milk
183(11)
Questions You May Have About Milk
183(8)
Got Goat's Milk?
191(3)
Yummy Yogurt
194(7)
What Is Yogurt?
194(1)
Ten Reasons Yogurt Is a Top Health Food
195(3)
What Kind of Yogurt Should You Buy?
198(2)
Using Yogurt As a Nutritious Substitute
200(1)
The Joy of Soy
201(4)
Seven Reasons That Soy Is So Good for You
201(2)
Types of Soy Products
203(2)
All About Oils
205(9)
Oil Basic
205(1)
Cooking with Oils
206(1)
Storing Oils
206(1)
More Oil-Using Tips
206(1)
Types of Oil
207(4)
Fabulous Flax
211(3)
Health Nuts and Seeds
214(4)
Nut Knowledge
214(1)
Ranking Nuts
215(2)
Comparing Nut Butters
217(1)
Top Seeds
217(1)
Minding Your Meat and Picking Your Poultry
218(5)
What's the Beef with Meat?
218(2)
Picking Poultry
220(1)
Egg Facts
221(2)
Buy Organic! Yes? No? Sometimes?
223(8)
Part III: Optimal Feeding of Infants and Children 231(92)
Breastfeeding -- The Best Feeding
232(16)
Human Milk: The Gold Standard for Infant Nutrition
232(5)
Advantages of Breastfeeding -- The Long and the Short of It
237(6)
What's In It for Mothers
243(5)
Choosing and Comparing Infant Formulas
248(12)
How Formulas Are Made
248(2)
How to Choose a Formula
250(10)
Beginning Solid Foods: When? What? And How?
260(14)
Why Wait?
260(2)
Common Questions New Parents Ask
262(7)
Feeding the Seven- to Nine-Month-Old
269(1)
Feeding the Nine- to Twelve-Month-Old
270(2)
Cup Feeding
272(1)
Self-Feeding
272(2)
Feeding Toddlers: Seventeen Tips for Pleasing the Picky Eater
274(9)
The ABC's of Teaching Nutrition to Your Kids
283(14)
Feeding the Brain
297(17)
Better Eating Builds Better Brains
297(5)
Best Brain Foods
302(10)
Vitamins, Minerals, and Fiber
312(2)
Tracking Down Food Allergies
314(9)
Allergy Terms You Should Know
314(3)
Common Signs of Food Sensitivities
317(1)
Tracking Down Hidden Food Sensitivities
318(5)
Part IV: Trimming the Family Fat 323(32)
Fat Facts Every Family Should Know
324(7)
What "Lean" Means
324(2)
How Do You Get Fat?
326(5)
Lean from the Start: Trimming Kids' Fat
331(8)
Trimming Baby Fat
331(2)
Trimming Childhood Fat
333(6)
Trimming Adult Fat: The L.E.A.N.® Program
339(16)
Lifestyle
340(1)
Exercise
341(4)
Attitude
345(4)
Nutrition
349(6)
Part V: Foods for Health 355(40)
Foods for Healthy Living
356(15)
Fantastic Phytos
356(3)
Foods for Teen Health
359(5)
Foods for Sleep
364(3)
Foods for Sports
367(4)
Feeding Your Immune System
371(10)
How Your Immune Army Works
371(2)
Immune System Weakeners
373(1)
Immune System Boosters
374(7)
The Anti-Cancer Diet
381(14)
The Link Between Diet and Cancer
382(1)
Twelve Dietary Changes That Will Lower Your Cancer Risk
383(12)
Part VI: Favorite Recipes 395(6)
Appendix: Daily Values 401(2)
Index 403

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Family Nutrition Book: Everything You Need to Know about Feeding Your Children from Birth Through Adolescence 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
herebedragons on LibraryThing 3 months ago
A fairly thorough book about family nutrition. I think my favorite tip is to keep a tray full of healthy snacks (cut carrots, etc), on a low shelf in the fridge, so even young children can forage successfully for themselves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a most helpful and informative book! I ran across it when I was looking for information on lowering MY high cholesterol. I found what I came for and much more. This book takes you through the body's basics but also explains in simple terms the body's intricate workings on a molecular level. 'The Family Nutrition Book' also gives you understandable information on the hot topics in the health headlines such as healthy vs. unhealthy fats (including clear info on cholesterol), vitamin functions, fiber hows and whys, grains, soy, etc. There is comprehensive coverage of all the food groups and gives the reader good explanations and practical applications for improving their health. All the information is easily applicable with just the basics and, although the authors mention a couple of products they personally enjoy, they stay away from adding quacky, 'you have to buy THIS product to be healthy' information. Information on important health issues and the effects of nutrition on them is also included. 'The Family Nutrition Book' is a great reference book and and easy read. A fantastic book for anyone looking to gain a basic education on good health at any age!