Eat, Play, and Be Healthy (A Harvard Medical School Book)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 11, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages

"Written by one of the world's top nutritional physicians, Eat, Play, and Be Healthy gives scientifically sound and kitchen-tested advice on creating lifelong healthy eating habits. This book is a solution to the growing epidemic of nutrition-related health and behavior problems in children."
--William Sears, M.D., author of The Baby Book

"An excellent guide for parents who want to provide the best possible nutritional health for their growing children."
--Ronald Kleinman, M.D., former chairman of the Committee on Nutrition, American Academy of Pediatrics

With so much conflicting advice coming from the media, your friends, and parenting guides, it's hard to know whether you're making the right food choices for your kids. Written by a leading authority on pediatric nutrition, Eat, Play, and Be Healthy provides answers to all your childhood nutrition questions--and much more.

Eat, Play, and Be Healthy shows you how to feed your children to ensure that their young bodies and minds enjoy full and healthy growth at every stage of development. Picking up where Dr. Walter C. Willett's international bestseller Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy left off, W. Allan Walker, M.D., shows how to apply the research-based Healthy Eating Pyramid to a child's unique needs. Drawing on his forty years of clinical research, as well as the latest scientific findings, he:

  • Offers a scientifically proven alternative to the FDA food pyramid
  • Helps you shape your kids' eating habits from the start
  • Provides fun, delicious recipes for healthy foods kids will want to eat

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1 What Kids Eat and Why It Matters So Much
2 Nutrition for Young Infants and Babies
3 Starting on Solid Foods
4 Thriving in the Second Year
5 Healthy Kids Aged Two Through Eight
6 Weight Control and Physical Activity
7 Choosing Better Sources of Carbohydrates Fats and Proteins
8 Fruits and Vegetables
9 Vitamins Minerals and Dietary Supplements
10 Milk Juice Soda and Other Beverages
11 How to Recognize a Healthy and Unhealthy School Lunch
12 Recipes and Meal Planning Tips
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Page 190 - It is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress, as a measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities and other food...
Page xvii - Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, also within HEW ; on his right is Dr.
Page 237 - Food Guide Pyramid. Fats, Oils, and Sweets USE SPARINGLY Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese...
Page 95 - The First Law of Thermodynamics" states that: the total amount of energy...
Page 29 - ... seeds, legumes, yogurt, whole grains (bioavailability from this source is variable). • Magnesium: nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains, green vegetables, scallops, and oysters (in general, this mineral is widely distributed in food rather than concentrated in a small number of foods). • Vitamin 86: bananas, poultry, meat, fish, potatoes, sweet potatoes, spinach, prunes, watermelon, some legumes, fortified cereals, and nuts. • Thiamin: pork, fish, whole grains, organ meats, legumes, corn,...
Page 201 - Administration has continued to target resources to infants and children. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC...
Page 238 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Page 101 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Data Source: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (Centers for Disease Control.
Page 141 - Especially notable were the findings that over 40 percent indicated that it was not important to them to eat at least five servings a day of fruits and vegetables and more than one-quarter said it was "not at all important".

About the author (2005)

W. Allan Walker, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics, the first Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition, and the Director of the Division of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School.

Courtney Humphries is a professional writer specializing in health topics.

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