What Should I Feed My Kids?

What Should I Feed My Kids?

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What Should I Feed My Kids? by Michael Jellinek, Julie Houston, Michael S. Jellinek

Are you driven crazy by your child's picky eating? Do meals commonly turn into battles in your home? In What Should I Feed My Kids?, two of the nation's most respected pediatricians argue that if your child is healthy and growing normally, there is no need for parents to obsess over what he or she eats.
At once revolutionary and medically sound, this important new book puts to rest a host of myths about kids and food. The truth is, our children are self-regulating about their diet, and if we provide them with a range of choices, they will eat not only what they want, but also what they need. As the doctors wisely emphasize, giving children choices can help them develop healthy attitudes about food.
You can stop worrying about what your child eats because:
* Cholesterol, fat, salt, and fiber content are not major issues in the childhood years.
* Sugar does not make kids hyperactive; chocolate does not cause insomnia.
* There is nothing wrong with snacking between meals.
* Eating habits are not fixed forever in early childhood—children's tastes and preferences change.
* No food is inherently bad or unhealthy; no food should be categorically banned.
* Erratic eating is normal in children—appetite levels swing radically from meal to meal.
Totally up-to-date and comprehensive, What Should I Feed My Kids? includes the latest information on food additives, pesticides, and risks; a range of meal plans and menus; practical guidance on resolving the junk food dilemma; a careful discussion of eating disorders; great tips for taking the stress out of mealtimes; and much more.
"This is a sensible, well-written and unhystericalapproach to what some may consider a parental nightmare: children who have minds of their own when it comes to food. . . .The authors also provide in-depth discussion of food safety, food allergies and eating disorders."
—Publishers Weekly
"In the sprightly written book...the authors debunk a slew of food myths while offering sound advice about instilling good eating habits in your kids."
—Atlanta Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449907092
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/05/1996
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.59(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.68(d)

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