Eat, Play & Be Healthy: Guide to Healthy Eating for Kids
EAT, PLAY & BE HEALTHY: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating for Kids by W. ALLAN WALKER, M.D.
When you become a parent, protecting your child and investing in his or her future becomes second nature. You look for a pediatrician with a great reputation, shop for the safest toys, and scout for the best school system. You probably also know that feeding your child well is important for growth and development.
What you might not know is that what children eat today powerfully influences their health as adults. Most likely when you were a kid, your parents taught you about eating from the four food groups. Treats were just that, treats. School cafeterias didn’t offer “fast food.” And you probably walked or rode your bike to school and had gym class several times a week. Things are very different today.
Today, nutrition is a science—not just a set of food groups. This book distills decades of research on childhood nutrition and tells you how to use that information to feed your child well. It will also tell you how to get and keep your kid moving. Whether your child has a ravenous appetite or is a finicky eater, whether she is tethered to computer games or he is a soccer fanatic, this book will help you keep your kid healthy—now and in the future
- What Kids Eat and Why It Matters So Much
- Nutrition for Young Infants and Babies
- Starting on Solid Foods
- Thriving in the Second Year
- Healthy Kids Aged Two Through Eight
- Weight Control and Physical Activity
- Choosing Better Sources of Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Vitamins, Minerals, and Dietary Supplements
- Milk, Juice, Soda, and Other Beverages
- Recipes and Meal Planning Tips
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