Growing Up Healthy: Protecting Your Child from Diseases Now Through Adulthood

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Simon and Schuster, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 316 pages
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Whether you're expecting a child, are the parent of a newborn, a toddler, a school-aged child, or an adolescent...if they're under your guidance you still have a chance to offer them the gift of a healthy, disease-free life.

We as parents have it within our power to help protect our children from disease and very possibly lengthen their lives. By paying careful attention to the foods our children are eating, by teaching them about nutrition and making some important alterations in their diets, we can become take-action parents on the front lines against future illness.

"Growing Up Healthy" contains the lifesaving knowledge we all need to shield our children from disease and help them grow into strong, fit adults. Based on groundbreaking research that shows the link between childhood nutrition and chronic illness in later years, this landmark book shows how feeding our children right during the years when their young bodies are growing can lessen and even prevent their risk of developing many debilitating and deadly chronic adult diseases -- obesity, heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancer.

In "Growing Up Healthy," Joan Lunden, one of America's most trusted journalists and most visible working moms, teams up with Dr. Myron Winick, a leading expert in childhood nutrition, to produce a guide that shows how to feed our children from birth through adolescence; how to teach our children good health and eating habits; how to protect them from the ravages of so-called "adult diseases"; and how to add quality years to our children's life span.

 

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Contents

A Pediatricians Passionate Plea to Parents by Dr Myron Winick
1
Killer Diseases Begin with Childhood Nutrition
9
You Can Lower the Risk of Childhood Obesity
19
You Can Protect Your Child from the Risk of Heart Disease
29
You Can Minimize Your Childs Risk of High Blood Pressure
35
You Can Diminish Your Childs Risk of Developing Type II Diabetes
43
You Can Lessen Your Childs Risk of Cancer
49
Pregnancy Adult Diseases Can Start in the Womb
61
Teaching Your Toddler to Thrive
99
Adolescence Life in the FastFood Lane
137
Your Family Medical Diary
159
Creating Your Childs Growth Book from Newborn to Adolescent
179
When You Visit Your Pediatriciana Checklist
189
Meatless Main Dishes and Pastas
227
Veggies and Sides
271
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About the author (2004)

Joan Lunden was co-host of ABC's Good Morning America for nearly twenty years. A bestselling author, she hosts A&E's Behind Closed Doors and the Newborn Channel's Parenting Minutes. She lives in Connecticut.

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