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Hardcover The Family Nutrition Book : Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Your Children, from Birth Though adolescence Book

ISBN: 0316777161

ISBN13: 9780316777162

The Family Nutrition Book : Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Your Children, from Birth Though adolescence

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In the wise and accessible tone that has made them America's most popular childcare experts, the authors address all of parents' concerns about their children's nutritional needs, from birth through... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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It's a very useful and complete book

Again written in a very easy-to-read way, this book is a very complete nutrition guide. It gives you the why's and how's of the differnet food groups and its very eye opening about comercial products and the way so called "healthy products" are marketed. After reading the book I have found myself in a better position to make informed decisions about what I'm buying and the way I'm cooking. The Sears give you a complete perspective without getting in the controversy of whether you should be a vegeterian or not, which I found very important so people of different believes and eating philosophies can enjoy the book equally. I particularly enjoy the sections of feeding your baby and toddler. They very complete and helpful. The book doesn't have recipes or anything but it has some cool ideas. I keep refering back to it everytime need to check in the nutritional information of different foods, or just when I need to give a boost to my health-awareness. It's very well documented (research references wise) and I particularly recommend it for people interested in cancer preventive styles of living.

Great Book On Nutrition

I have really enjoyed this book. It is extremely informative and thorough, while managing to make nutrition very interesting. It is easy to read and understand. I've really enjoyed the fact that this book goes into such detail explaining why certain foods are great and others are bad - while holding my attention all the while! I have found the book very easy to use as a reference when I've come back to it and it is full of very useful suggestions. I'm not a really strict person when it comes to diet for my daughter - hey, I even let the grandparents give her chocolate and cookies sometimes. But I do like the fact that this book gave me a lot of information that helped make me a better parent [nutritionally speaking]. I follow what works for us and don't worry about what I can't incorporate into our diet right now. This book did not make me feel guilty - on the contrary it made me feel knowledgeable enough to make the choices right for our particular family. I feel pretty good about our diet in general, and on occaision when I find our menu falling prey to too much "convenience food", I go back and read a bit of this book and regain my motivation to work towards healthy food, regardless of how busy I am. I'm really glad I have this book! It is by far the most interesting and useful book on nutrition I've found.

Extremely informative

With a 1 year-old son and the awesome responsibility of feeding him properly I found I needed a reference book. This book is just that and so much more. The book is great for parents and kids. I love the great examples and user friendly reading layout. I am delighted to learn so much about nutrition, how different foods affect the body and how to eat right to have optimal performance and fight cancer.I did not find the book at all guilt inducing. We all do what we can and any little bit you do to give your kids a better chance is great. Overall this is a great read, packed full of valuable information. Enjoy and good health!

An interesting and eye opening nutrition book

This book was interesting to read (and I am NOT a nutrition nut). I especially like the way it is divided into managable chapters that tackle a particular concept (fish, oils, brain foods, anti-cancer foods, vegetables, milk, yogurt, etc.) It takes potentially daunting concepts and makes them understandable to the layman. For example, the chapter on fats finally helped me understand all the jargon out there about saturated and unsaturated fats, hydrogenated oils, etc. This information has made me a better consumer and mother...now I know what to look for on labels. It is also very readable because it incorporates many lists and side bars that highlight key concepts and insights. These items make it easy to skim through and glean a bit of information about many things without feeling overwhelmed by a bunch of dry and boring facts.I also liked the way that Sears explains how certain foods impact our body. He uses many analogies to help the reader understand what occurs during the digestion process and why particular foods lead to optimum health.Although I could never incorporate all of their suggestions, the book does a great job of giving me some goals to shoot for. It has helped me understand why some foods are bad and others better. The book has inspired me to look at eating in an entirely different way and to make efforts to improve my family's health.

Filled with useful information

I found this book to be the most useful of the nutrition books I have bought. Rather than find it guilt inducing I found it refreshing to have a more in depth (but not too technical) explanation about why certain foods are beneficial and the specific health benefits. I also have the book Feeding Your Child for Lifelong Health, but I found it to have less information about specific foods and the benefits they offer. I find the Sear's explain things very clearly and thoroughly. While I have not totally changed the way I feed my family I have introduced a wider variety of foods and place more emphasis on certain items and I believe these changes will improve our overall health.
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