More than just a cookbook, this volume addresses the growing epidemic of obesity in American children (and adults) with detailed explanations of the risk factors, causes and dangers. It also provides practical solutions-occasionally oversimplified-to help with a variety of issues that may hinder a working mom's ability to keep her kids fit and healthy. For example, McAllister explains, "nutritionally speaking, afternoons represent a four-hour danger zone for children, especially when they're home alone, without the benefit of maternal supervision." The tips she offers for setting TV limits, scheduling structured activities and making homes fitness-friendly might not be feasible for all families, but they're worthwhile suggestions. The back of the book focuses on healthy lunchbox meals; recipes for breakfast, snacks and lunch are generally simple and appealing, and they employ some wholesome packaged products for convenience. Nutritional information (including "G-factors: grams of fat, carbohydrates, and protein") is included for each recipe, and advice on what's best to get at the grocery store or the fast food chains mean even the busiest moms could benefit from the information contained here.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Healthy Lunchbox is the perfect guide and cookbook for working moms. No family should be without this book! -- Jennifer Newton Reents, Associate Editor, ChefMom.com
The only good nutritionally balanced and easy-to-follow diet book. -- Delia Hammock, M.S., R.D.,Nutrition Director, Good Housekeeping Magazine
Finally a readable, common sense approach to feeding my kids. This book has many realistic ideas and useable recipes for a busy mom like me. Read morePublished on December 26, 2004 by Ann Wilson
Finally, some help for a mom who needs help getting her kids to eat healthy foods. Lots of great ideas for fun lunches and healthy snacks that my kids actually look forward to... Read morePublished on December 8, 2004 by mom of two
This book is a must have for any mom, whether you have a new infant or a home full of teens. I'm about to have my first child and so thankful that I have read HEALTHY LUNCHBOX. Read morePublished on January 5, 2004 by Debbie T.
I am a busy emergency medicine physician who would like to think that I know everything. This easy to read and entertaining book taught me all kinds of facts to help me lose weight... Read morePublished on January 5, 2004