While nearly all parents agree that a nutritious diet is important for children to thrive, most feel that their children are not eating a healthy diet. This is not surprising, given the demands of busy families and confusing, conflicting research about what diet is really best for health.
Nourish offers the solution parents have been waiting for when it comes to deciding what and how to feed their families. Authors Reshma Shah, MD, a plant-based pediatrician and affiliate clinical instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Brenda Davis, RD, a world-renowned expert and pioneer in plant-based nutrition, will empower parents to become the experts of nourishing their families.
Parents will learn:
- How a diet centered around plants can optimize health, prevent chronic disease, care for our planet, and be an act of radical compassion.
- Nutrition specifics for all the stages of childhood—from pregnancy and breastfeeding all the way through adolescence.
- Tips, strategies, and mouthwatering recipes to bring all of this information to their dinner tables as they transition to plant-based eating.
|Publisher:||Health Communications, Incorporated|
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About the Author
She has nearly two decades of experience in primary care pediatrics and has served as an assistant clinical professor at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She currently cares for patients at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and has additional training and certification in plant-based nutrition and cooking.
Dr. Shah speaks to parent audiences in her local community, including at Stanford University's Health Improvement Program, part of the Stanford Prevention Research Center. She has been an invited guest to speak about plant-based nutrition, nutrition for children, and the importance of family meals.
In addition to her teaching and speaking engagements, Dr. Shah maintains a professional website at reshmashahmd.com and continues to grow her platform on Instagram @reshmashah. She has been a featured guest on the Plant Trainers Podcast, Rouxbe Culinary School, and has written for Forks Over Knives. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the True Health Initiative.
Dr. Shah obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. She has received teaching awards at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital as well as Stanford University School of Medicine.
Brenda Davis, registered dietitian, is widely regarded as a rock star of plant-based nutrition. Veg News called her “The Godmother of vegan dietitians” and the Complete Health Improvement Program founder referred to her as “The High Priestess of Vegan Nutrition.”
Davis has been a featured speaker at medical and nutrition conferences in over twenty countries on five continents. Among the most exciting adventures include a personal consult and lecture for a member of the royal family and his staff in Saudi Arabia (with colleague, Dr. Michael Greger), a lifestyle intervention demonstration project for the medical community in Lithuania (with colleague, Dr. John Kelly), a keynote lecture to the Tzu Chi Medical Association in Taiwan, lectures for dietitians at national nutrition conferences in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Taiwan, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and ongoing diabetes intervention research and education in the Marshall Islands. Davis has served as the lead dietitian for this project since 2006. On her last trip to the Marshall Islands (November 2017), she developed a nutrition education curriculum for kindergarten through grade six and trained teachers in all public schools.
Davis is a prolific author with eleven vegetarian and vegan nutrition classics with close to eight hundred thousand copies sold, in fourteen languages. Her most recent works include Kick Diabetes Essentials: The Diet and Lifestyle Guide (Davis, 2019 – in press), The Kick Diabetes Cookbook (Davis and Melina, 2018), Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition (Davis and Melina, 2014) and Becoming Vegan: Express Edition (Davis and Melina, 2013). Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition won the REAL Best of 2014 Book Award, and Becoming Vegan: Express Edition won the Canada Book Award and was a finalist and received honorable mention in the Foreward Book of the Year Award. Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive and Express Editions have also received a star rating by the American Library Association as the “go-to books” on plant-based nutrition.
Davis has co-authored numerous professional and lay articles. She is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Davis has been promoting plant-based diets since making the transition herself in 1989. Her personal and professional life goals are one and the same – to make this world a kinder, more compassionate place. Davis's work focuses on ensuring that everyone who wishes to be vegetarian or vegan can succeed brilliantly. In 2007, Brenda Davis was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame.
Table of Contents
Part I Consideration
Chapter 1 Health 7
Chapter 2 Home 33
Chapter 3 Heart 43
Part II CARE
Chapter 4 Managing Macronutrients and Fiber 55
Chapter 5 Micronutrients 93
Chapter 6 What Makes a Healthy Diet? 145
Chapter 7 Pregnancy and Lactation 169
Chapter 8 Childhood and Adolescence 191
Part III Confidence
Chapter 9 Principles of Feeding: Setting the Table 237
Chapter 10 Family Meals 253
Chapter 11 Weighty Matters 265
Chapter 12 Raising a Veg Leaning Family 285
Part IV Connection
Chapter 13 Shopping, Planning, and Prepping 305
Chapter 14 Sample Menus 317
Chapter 15 Recipes 323