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The Family Nutrition Book: Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Your Children - From Birth through Adolescence Paperback – August 3, 1999
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Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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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.
But I felt a little criminal for not feeding her better. Most have commented that my daughter eats very well. I guess my point is there doesn't seem to be credit for doing what you can do, unless you do it all. Its almost impossible to eat perfectly organic, non-processed food ALL the time. And I had hope the book would give more IDEAS for preparing healthy food for your family.
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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you have a family this book is a must !!! Even if you don't.. A def good read.Published 10 months ago by Gma
All Dr Sears books are great. This one on nutrition gives you guidance and the basis of what nutrition for the baby and the family.Published 11 months ago by Ricardo Uribe
My friend's with delicate health problems are gaining needed weight and muscle mass! A real answer to prayer and science!Published 13 months ago by Barbara Kaliher
Some of the information in this isn't quite accurate (like saying that vaccines are good, canola oil is healthy, or a few other things like that) but in general, Dr. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Holly Cooper
great ideas, but does not really hit hime for the stubborn eater.Published 18 months ago by R. Ochoa