Optimum Nutrition for Your Child's Mind: Maximize Your Child's Potential

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A science-based guide to choosing the right foods (and avoiding the wrong ones) to boost your child's intelligence and improve mood and behavior.

Drawing on scientific studies of children with problems ranging from short attention spans to aggressive behavior, nutrition authorities Patrick Holford and Deborah Colson explain the physiological ways certain nutrients affect the way kids think and act. Parents will learn how to prepare brain-boosting breakfasts, blood sugar-balanced snacks, amino acid-rich lunches, and smart-fat dinners that will help get their children off to the best start in life physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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Brain Food.

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Optimum Nutrition for Your Child’s Mind: Maximize Your Child’s Potential, by Patrick Holford & Deborah Colson; Year: 2008 is *Well written. *Well organized. *At the end of each chapter there is a ... Read full review

Valuable Nutrition Book for Parents

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I am crazy about this book! It is a valuable resource for parents who want their kids to be healthy. It focuses on foods that build intelligence and that help manage behavior issues and learning ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

PATRICK HOLFORD is one of the world's leading authorities on nutrition and mental health. He has written 30 health books and is the founder of the Institute of Optimum Nutrition. He lives in London, England.

DEBORAH COLSON is a clinical nutritionist who specializes in the treatment of children with behavioral and learning problems. She lives in London, England.


If you had to boil your book's message down to one sentence, what would it be? If you really want the best for your kids, you must nourish them well, and this book cuts through the maze of conflicting information on the subject and tells you what you need to know to do it.What did you want to be when you grew up?A vet, but as a teenager I developed an allergy to fleas while working weekends in the local practice.If you had a superpower, what would it be? I would have the ability to eradicate greed in the world with a wave of my hand.What was the hardest thing about writing a book?Finding the block of time to write it in.Favorite cocktail?Caipirinha. It's Brazilian. I'm not sure what's in it but it is very refreshing, delicious and not sweet.

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