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The Family Nutrition Book: Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Your Children - From Birth to Age Two
     

The Family Nutrition Book: Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Your Children - From Birth to Age Two

by William Sears, Martha Sears, Martha Sears (Joint Author)
 

In the wise and accessible tone that has made them America's most popular childcare experts, the authors address all of parents' concerns about their children's nutritional needs, from birth through adolescence. 40 line drawings.

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In the wise and accessible tone that has made them America's most popular childcare experts, the authors address all of parents' concerns about their children's nutritional needs, from birth through adolescence. 40 line drawings.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
The more we understand childhood nutrition, the more central we realize it. Recent studies prove its importance for health, longevity, and emotional well-being, and ever moderate undernutrition has been shown to have lasting effects on school performance. Of course, shaping kids' diets is easy theoretically; in practice, it's often impossible. The Sears spouses have outsmarted enough finicky pre-teens to make their school lunch and afternoon snack regimen seem credible.
Lisa Echenthal
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this vivid and ambitious guide to feeding a family, the Searses, William a doctor and Martha a nurse, shed light on the attributes of food: here brown sugar is "ordinary table sugar made brown by adding molasses," and the blues, reds and purples of fruits and vegetables veil vitamin deposits. Onions and garlic tame the damaging effects of fried oil; meat and vegetables eaten in combination amount to more than the sum of their parts; and cinnamon can masquerade as sugar. A wealth of nutrition information is smoothly presented, complete with accessible scientific explanations, behavior modification tips and framed asides--all organized into minichapters with such titles as "Powerful Proteins" and "The Joy of Soy." The book progresses from an overview of nutrients (water and fiber among them) to an extensive evaluation of food groups, including discussions of vegetarianism, organic foods and decoding packaging labels. Additional sections address weight control and the specific roles various foods play in disease prevention, stamina building, etc. Reference tables and an updated food pyramid will prove indispensable to the reader. Agent, Denise Marcil. TV satellite tour. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
From pediatrician William Sears and his wife, a registered nurse, who have written 16 books on childcare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316777155
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
08/03/1999
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
865,593
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.25(d)

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