Healthy Eating for Life for Children

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Nourish Your Child for Optimum health and well-being

All parents want to do the very best for the long-term health and well-being of their children, and nutrition plays a major role in that process. This book shows you where to start. Drawing on the latest medical and dietary research, Healthy Eating for Life for Children presents a complete and sensible plant-based nutrition program that can help you promote and maintain excellent health and good eating habits for your children throughout their lives.

Covering all stages of childhood from birth through adolescence, this book provides detailed nutritional guidelines that have been carefully drafted by an expert panel of Physicians Committee doctors and nutritionists, along with 91 delicious, easy-to-make recipes to help you put these healthy eating principles to work right away. Healthy Eating for Life for Children contains important information on:
* Eating for two-nutrition in pregnancy
* Worry-free breast- feeding and bottle-feeding options
* Nutrition for hyperactivity and attention problems
* Eating disorders and body image issues
* Achieving healthy weight and fitness levels
* Healthy eating for young athletes
* And more


Whether you are a new or experienced parent, this book will give you the crucial knowledge you need to take charge of your child's diet and health.

Also available:

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer (0-471-43597-X)
Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Diabetes (0-471-43598-8)
Healthy Eating for Life for Women (0-471-43596-1)

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Contents

Healthy Eating Basics
3
The Shift to PlantBased Diets
7
Nutrients and Where to Find Them
9
Complex Carbohydrates
10
Fiber
11
Iron
13
Zinc
14
What about Meat Dairy and Eggs?
18
Allergies
100
Cows Milk Intolerance
103
Recurrent Ear Infections
104
Type 1 Diabetes
105
Feeding the Mind
107
Breastfeeding and Cognitive Development
108
Nutrition for Hyperactivity and Attention Problems
109
Autism
112

The Safety of Vegan Diets
21
Getting Started
22
Making It Work for You
23
Starting Life Well Nutrition in Pregnancy
25
Exercise in Pregnancy
26
Eating for Two
27
Meal Planning
28
Meeting Nutrient Needs
30
Special Concerns
37
Keeping Your Body ToxinFree
39
WorryFree Breastfeeding
41
Benefits for Mothers
42
Complete Nutrition for Breastfed Babies
44
If You Need a Formula
46
Establishing a Schedule
47
Preventing Colic
49
Mothers Food Choices Matter
51
The Transition to Solid Foods
56
How to Begin
57
Beyond Cereal
58
Adding More Foods
60
Finger Foods
61
Choosing Healthy Foods
62
Supplements for a Growing Baby
64
Diet by the First Birthday
65
Feeding Toddlers
70
A Closer Look at Your Babys Food
71
The Whole Grain Group
72
The Legume Group
73
The Fruit Group
74
Drinks for Toddlers
75
Toddlers and Sweets
76
Growing Kids
78
Balanced Nutrition for Grade School Children
80
Healthy Snacking Habits
83
Choosing Whole Foods
84
Where Does My Food Come From?
85
Building Responsible Health Choices
86
The Teen Years
87
Meal Planning Guidelines for Adolescents
88
Diet and Puberty
90
Setting the Stage for Good Adult Health
93
Lifelong Health
95
Foods and Common Health Problems
97
Healthy Eating for the Young Athlete
114
Plant Protein Builds a Healthy Body
115
Keeping Cool
118
Nuturing a Healthy Body Image
122
Talking with Your Child
124
Achieving a Healthy Weight and Fitness Level
128
The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Weight
129
What Is a Healthy Weight?
130
Key Steps to Fitness
134
What if My Child Is Overweight?
135
Staying Clear of the Food Fight
136
The Problem with Dieting
138
Eating Disorders A Guide for Parents
140
The Unhealthy Habits
141
The Dangers of Eating Disorders
142
Anorexia Nervosa
143
Bulimia Nervosa
144
Activity Disorders
145
If Your Child Has an Eating Disorder
146
Finding Appropriate Treatment
147
A Few Things to Avoid
148
What Can We Expect during Recovery?
149
Putting It All Together
150
Cooking Tips and Techniques
152
A Sample Menu Plan
153
Making a Shopping List
154
Stocking Up
156
Meal Preparation Timesavers
160
Menus for a Week
168
The Recipes
172
GRAINS AND PASTAS Brown Rice
176
SANDWICHES AND WRAPS
180
SALADS Three Bean Salad
185
DIPS DRESSINGS AND SAUCES Simple Vinaigrette
188
SOUPS AND STEWS Vegetable Broth
195
ENTREES
200
VEGETABLES
211
BREADS AND DESSERTS Corn Bread
218
BEVERAGES Banana Oat Shake
226
Glossary
227
Resources
232
References
234
Index
245
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About the author (2002)

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM; web site: pcrm.org) is an international nonprofit organization of physicians, health care professionals, and laypersons promoting preventive medicine through innovative programs. PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., is a popular speaker and the author of Foods That Fight Pain; Eat Right, Live Longer; Food for Life; and other books on preventive medicine. PCRM promotes preventive medicine through their publication Good Medicine and through innovative programs, including the Cancer Project. PCRM's clinical research studies are breaking new ground in diabetes, obesity, pain management, and other serious conditions.
AMY LANOU, Ph.D., is Nutrition Director of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She received her doctoral degree in human nutrition from Cornell University.

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