Healthy Food for Healthy Kids: A Practical and Tasty Guide to Your Child's Nutrition

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Meadowbrook Press, 1999 - Children - 380 pages
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A parent's practical guide to selecting and cooking healthy meals for kids, and to creating healthy attitudes about food. Nutritionist Bridget Swinney has created a parent's primer for teaching children healthy eating habits, and she offers hints and recipes for happy mealtimes. The book covers: shopping and setting up a health- and kid-friendly kitchen; the relationship between eating habits and health; establishing healthy habits; food safety, food allergy, and vegetarian eating; feeding infants and toddlers, including a guide to introducing solids; creating fun and nutritious snacks, lunches, dinners and desserts; finding the healthiest fast foods and convenience foods; and tips on healthy eating on the road. All recipes have a nutritional breakdown for calories, fat and key vitamins and minerals.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Eating Habits and Good Health
13
Establishing Healthy Habits
27
Just the Facts
41
Food Allergies and Intolerances
55
Vegetarian Eating
61
Dental Health
71
Food Safety
81
Vegetables
163
Fruits
197
Grains
229
Dairy
267
Protein
295
Fun Snacks for Home and School
321
Eating Out
339
Convenience Foods
349

Breastfeeding and Bottlefeeding
105
Feeding Your Baby
125
Feeding Your Toddler and Preschooler
137
Feeding Your SchoolAge Child
149
Complete Menus for All Occasions
155
References
359
Recommended Resources
367
Recipe Index
377
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About the author (1999)

Bridget Swinney has a master of science degree in nutrition and is a registered dietitian. She has appeared on "The Today Show," the TV Food Network, and "Fox on Family." She is the author of "Eating Expectantly" and "Healthy Food for Healthy Kids, " has written for "American Baby" Magazine, and serves as an expert advisor on iParenting.com and babycenter.com. She lives in Texas, with her husband and two children. .

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