Healthy Kids: Help Them Eat Smart and Stay Active--for Life!

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Harper Collins, Feb 17, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages
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We all want our children to be fit and healthy, but the current invasion of fast food, sugary snacks, and oversize portions are creating an epidemic of overweight, inactive, and unhealthy kids. The powerful influences of the fast-food industry, omnipresent junk food advertising, and the vicious cycle of TV, computer games, and Internet addictions only make our children more susceptible to a sedentary lifestyle and a lifetime of bad habits and obesity. Now, health pioneer and dedicated mom Marilu Henner says it's time to say good-bye to sugarcoated cereals, artificially colored cheese puffs, oceans of sugary soft drinks, nutritionally deficient school lunches, and fastfood supermeals!

As Marilu explains, parents who want the best for their children need to feed them fresh, whole foods to grow by. In Healthy Kids she shows you how to create a healthy, balanced lifestyle for your kids and how to make the transition from dairy-, fat-, sugar-, and chemical-laden foods to the vibrant, natural, nourishing foods we were all meant to eat.

Healthy Kids offers a proven plan to help parents and kids alike learn to eat healthier and feel better. Inspiring and enjoyable to read, it features:

  • More than 100 mouthwatering recipes your children will love

  • Helpful, creative suggestions on getting your child into the habit of exercise

  • Scores of tips on transitioning from dead food to live food

  • A special For Kids Only section with fabulous food-based puzzles, games, and challenges

  • Age-specific recommendations for what foods your children might like

  • Timesaving shopping lists and helpful food preparation charts

  • Expert advice from pediatricians, physical trainers, teachers, and expert nutritionists on all aspects of nourishing your family

As Marilu says, Healthy Food = Healthy Children. And Healthy Kids provides the essential information on creating a lifetime of nutritional eating habits for your growing children.

 

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Contents

Whats Happening with Children Today?
1
The Health Robbers
31
Family Attitudes
53
If You Build It They Will Come
65
So How Do We Help Them?
95
Breastfeeding
113
Six Months to One Year
125
One to Two and a Half
131
Ages Ten to Thirteen
149
Eighteen Plus
159
Childhood Conditions That Can Be Improved
165
Thinking Outside the Toy Box
175
Puzzles Games and More
183
KidFriendly Recipes
199
Appendix
289
Bibliography
307

Ages Two and a Half to Five
137

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Page xvii - If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a city to conceive, write, edit, and publish one book — let alone eight.
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Page xxii - If you are among the two out of three Americans who do not smoke or drink excessively, your choice of diet can influence your long-term health prospects more than any other action you might take.
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About the author (2004)

Marilu Henner is well known for her roles in Taxi and Evening Shade and her participation in The Celebrity Apprentice. She is the author of two other New York Times bestselling books, Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover and Healthy Life Kitchen. She lives in Los Angeles.

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