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Healthy Food For Healthy Kids: An A-Z of Nutritional Know-How for the Well-Fed Family Paperback – Bargain Price, September 1, 1999
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This guide informs parents about how to handle finicky eating, vegetarianism, food allergies, and other issues that complicate the interaction of children and food. Recipes that appeal to the taste buds of children make up the bulk of the book. -- Science News, October 9, 1999
To the rescue comes at least one new book - overflowing with fresh ideas, menus and recipes designed to appeal to children. In addition to practical information, Swinney sparks interest with names of recipes like "Madame Guede's Rice Pudding," "Pabble" and Ooey-Gooey Sandwiches." -- Bloomington Herald-Times, August 25, 1999
More About the Author
She has written three books: Baby Bites: Everything You Need to Know about Feeding Babies and Toddlers in One Handy Book; Eating Expectantly: Practical ADvice for Healthy Eating Before, During and After Pregnancy; and Healthy Food for Healthy Kids: The Practical and Tasty Guide to Child Nutrition. She is co-author of the Healthy Heart. Formula.
The completely revised and updated fourth edition of Eating Expectantly will be released May 2013.
The first edition of Eating Expectantly won the Child Magazine's Top Ten Parenting Books of the Year, and Baby Bites was awarded an iparenting.com Media Award. Her writing has also appeared in Parents, Healthy Kids, Parenting and American Baby Magazine.
As a nutrition consultant, Bridget has done a variety of work, both as a nutrition therapist in clinical and public health settings and as a speaker to consumers and health professionals around the country.
Bridget's books have been translated into Spanish, Polish and Czech and have been purchased all over the world.
Top Customer Reviews
they are not presented in the most wholesome and healthful ways. For example, whole grain breads piled with chocolate chips, lentil chilis flavoured with dry onion soup mix, desserts made with instant pudding mixes, soups made with canned soup (I still don't understand that concept - if you are going to make a homemade soup from scratch, why spoil it with canned soup?!) I could go on and on, but the underlying theme of this book is somewhat healthy food mixed with highly processed convenience foods. This may be good for some families, but I am choosing not to feed her food to my children. For families that are choosing not to feed meat to their children for various reasons (my 19 month old twins don't like the taste of meat and have chosen the vegetarian path on their own), this book offers no alternatives to the traditional "meat and potatoes" type meal. There is not one tofu recipe in this book at all. Plus, she only includes a handful of inadequate bean and lentil recipes. Boy, is she ever missing the big picture! Now is the time to develop good, healthy eating habits with our children (whether they are 2 or 12). We need to make every bite count nutritionally for our children, especially since the incidence of childhood obesity is on the rise. Snacks are just as important for your children as meals and they should be taken seriously. Bridget Swinney's suggestions for snack food are crunch munch mix(popcorn, pretzels, dressing mix) or dirt cake (instant pudding, whipped topping, cookie crumbs, gummy worms). Who would feed this to their kids on a regular basis? How about fresh fruit and vegetables or homemade muffins and loaves for snacks?Read more ›
I realized that I hadn't given my children any options. Because all they would eat was hamburgers and frozen pizza, that was all I would cook. So I bought Bridget's book. WOW! My kids are eating a wide variety of foods. They may not love everything, but I'd say that out of the 12 dishes I've made, they've loved eight.
As a mother of two, I recommend this book for any parent who's worried about getting their kids to eat right.
That one star up there is for the cover. Its great.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book and it is helpful for me to cook for my son. Fast shipping!Published on January 24, 2008 by Kelley K. Persons
I love this book. I am also a registered dietitian and have not only used this book for my own children, but I have given this book as a baby shower gift. Read morePublished on March 22, 2006 by Erin Briggs
I actually won this book at the American Baby Faire in Chicago this weekend after she gave a talk. This book is actually very helpful and informative. Read morePublished on November 9, 2005 by Olivia Martinez
When I got this book I thought it would give me a lot of quick and nutritional meals for my family, but the author covered so much more. Read morePublished on June 9, 2005 by Rebecca
I actually won this book at the American Baby Faire in Atlanta last year after the author gave a talk. It is an invaluable resource that I refer back to time after time. Read morePublished on March 8, 2004 by Jill Pickle