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Forks Over Knives Family: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Kids on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
     

Forks Over Knives Family: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Kids on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

by Alona Pulde, Matthew Lederman, Brian Wendel, Marah Stets, Darshana Thacker
 

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From the authors of the New York Times bestselling Forks Over Knives Plan comes a complete guide to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle for your entire family, with more than 125 delicious kid-friendly recipes and tips for raising a whole-foods-loving child in a junk-food-laden world.

After the trailblazing film Forks Over Knives helped

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From the authors of the New York Times bestselling Forks Over Knives Plan comes a complete guide to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle for your entire family, with more than 125 delicious kid-friendly recipes and tips for raising a whole-foods-loving child in a junk-food-laden world.

After the trailblazing film Forks Over Knives helped spark a medical and nutritional revolution, more and more people continue to adopt a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. Now, Doctors Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman share those same values for the entire family. Filled with more than 125 quick and easy recipes, helpful tips, and the latest in scientific findings, The Forks Over Knives Family teaches you why whole food, plant-based eating is the best way to keep your family healthy and well-nourished.

With a comprehensive look at every stage of a child’s development, the Forks Over Knives team will help get kids on track to a sustainable, whole foods lifestyle. Beginning with pregnancy, through birth and childhood, and continuing into the teenage years, this guide tackles all the most important topics to keep your children healthy, from dealing with allergies to traveling to sleepovers. The book addresses major obstacles and parenting concerns such as: Are supplements and vitamins necessary? Is my kid eating enough? How can we transition to plant-based living with a house full of kids? What about birthday parties and play dates?

With easy-to-understand tips and tricks for a clean, sustainable lifestyle, The Forks Over Knives Family is the in-depth, go-to guide for the whole household to have healthier, more nutritious lives.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
08/15/2016
Doctors Pulde and Lederman capably build on the philosophy laid out in their previous book (The Forks Over Knives Plan) that “a whole-food, plant-based diet is the optimum choice a person can make.” This installment is a handbook for parents to help them and their families transition to such a diet. Separate chapters cover pregnancy, infancy, and childhood, along with issues that come up once children begin spending more time outside the home, such as handling school lunches. The authors draw on their medical and parental expertise, as well as advice and information that comes from interviews with visitors to their website. This is a manual, not a book that requires reading from front to back. Readers can pick morsels relevant to them and leave the rest. Over half of the book is a cookbook with delicious-sounding recipes from chef Darshana Thacker for both basic foods like muffins and baked ziti and more unusual fare such as Sunflower Seed Paté and Chickpeazella Sticks. Throughout, the writing is accessible and well- documented by footnotes. (Sept.)
Michael Greger
“An essential book to protect the health and future of your family.”

Mayim Bialik
"I thought my vegan cookbook was the only one I needed; I was wrong. From the physicians behind the powerhouse game-changing documentary"Forks Over Knives" comes an informative, nutritionally balanced guide and recipe book so that you can feed your family a plant-based diet that is delicious, cost-effective, and easy. What more could any parent want?!"
Michelle McMacken
"Forks Over Knives Family is refreshingly rational, no-fuss, and practical; it encourages parents to focus on the big picture and find the joy in healthful eating for the family!”
From the Publisher
"Read this book! It will improve the health and lives of your kids. And it has great kid-friendly recipes such as chocolate chip pancakes, lentil fries, and mashed potatoes!" —Jay Gordon, MD, Pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

"An informative, nutritionally balanced guide and recipe book so that you can feed your family a plant-based diet that is delicious, cost-effective, and easy." —Mayim Bialik, author of Mayim's Vegan Table

"One of the most wonderful things you can do for your kids is to feed them healthy plant-based foods that they’ll enjoy eating. Forks Over Knives Family shows you how. Highly recommended!" —Dean Ornish, MD, Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute

"Forks Over Knives Family serves up delicious, whole food recipes that everyone in your house will enjoy!" —Michelle and Matt, authors of the New York Times bestseller Thug Kitchen

"An essential book to protect the health and future of your family." —Michael Greger, MD FACLM, founder of NutritionFacts.org and author of How Not to Die

"Forks Over Knives Family is refreshingly rational, no-fuss, and practical; it encourages parents to focus on the big picture and find the joy in healthful eating for the family!" —Michelle McMacken, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine

"A must read for anyone with a family or thinking of starting one." Robert Ostfeld, M.D., Director of Preventive Cardiology at Montefiore Medical Center

Library Journal
09/01/2016
The 2011 documentary Forks Over Knives started a food revolution of sorts with the claim that disease can be prevented and reversed by simply eating a whole-food, plant-based diet. Following the film, several related books were released and became New York Times best sellers. This title, aimed at young families, is sure to follow. Physicians Pulde and Lederman begin with an introduction to the diet's principles, stressing the importance of calorie density and outlining how the body reaches satiation with fewer calories consumed. The next three chapters focus on pregnancy, baby's first year, and beyond the first year. The bulk of the content comes in the second half of the book, which contains over 100 recipes by vegan chef Darshana Thacker. VERDICT Variations of nachos, burritos, and snacks such as fig and walnut granola will tempt even carnivores, but a few hard-to-find ingredients (such as date paste) will deter even the dedicated. Still, expect demand for this title; librarians would do well to purchase multiple copies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476753348
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
09/06/2016
Series:
Forks Over Knives
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
341,247
File size:
61 MB
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Meet the Author

Alona Pulde, MD, is a family practitioner specializing in nutritional and lifestyle medicine in Los Angeles. Alona developed the lifestyle change program used for patients in the film Forks Over Knives, as well as in her clinic, Transition to Health: Medical, Nutrition, and Wellness Center. She is the author of Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole: Your Guide to Optimum Health and The Forks Over Knives Plan.
Matthew Lederman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician specializing in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. He lectures for the eCornell T. Colin Campbell Certificate Program in Plant Based Nutrition and appeared in the films Healing Cancer From the Inside Out and Forks Over Knives. Along with Alona Pulde, he cofounded Transition to Health: Medical, Nutrition, and Wellness Center and coauthored Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole and The Forks Over Knives Plan.

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