Monday, February 13, 2012

Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens

I recently received this title to review as an E-book for free from Eat Right Press.    This was an interesting book to read, very informative.
As a parent of 4, and soon to be 6 as we are adopting 2 additional children, health nutrition is very important to our family.  That is why this book caught my eye.
The chapters include topics on:
Strategies for Kids and Teens
Eat with a plan
Turn off the Tube and Move
Pop the Soda Habit
Practice Portion Control
Fill up on Fruits and Veggies
Slow down the Fast Food

One of the things that makes this book great and a useful tool is that not only does it give you the ideas, philosophy, graphs and data but it also gives you workable recipes, and plans to create and put to use the topics addressed.

As parents we MUST set the example for our children.  How we act, live, or don’t act and live will determine the way our children spend their lives acting and living.  Personally I do not want to leave an example of poor choices, and eating habits.

Here is what the publisher had to say about their book:
Jodie Shield and Mary Mullen, registered dietitians, mothers, and experts on nutrition for children and teens, break down the science behind childhood weight management and provide tips and guidance for families. Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens provides eight successful weight management strategies recommended by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.  Backed by years of research, these eight strategies can help your child or teen reach a healthier weight and keep it that way.  Even if your child or teen is not overweight, studies have found that each of these strategies may be the key to preventing unhealthy weight gain and to developing healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.
Readers are encouraged to choose one strategy to work on at time. Meal plans and appealing recipes round out the book. 
So if you are actively living and eating right or if you are deciding now to start this book will help you on the right path for your journey!

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