From Library Journal
More than 100 physicians, dietitians, nurses, and social workers from the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital worked together to produce this authoritative guide on children's nutrition. In addition to offering practical advice regarding nutritional requirements for children of all ages, this valuable resource dispels common myths and answers dozens of questions covering a range of topics, including childhood obesity, food allergies, vegetarianism, and nutrition for young athletes. The authors also discuss nutritional management of common childhood health problems, including gastrointestinal and metabolic disorders, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Each of the important building blocks for good nutrition?protein, carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol, vitamins and minerals, fiber, salt, and water?is covered in depth; this gives the reader a good sense of the role and importance of each in a child's growth and development. Throughout the text, the authors provide helpful hints for selecting foods and preparing snacks/meals, reinforcing the message that there is no such thing as a "bad" food and that balance is the key to good nutrition. The book concludes with a selection of recipes from nationally recognized chefs. Comprehensive in its coverage, well organized, and easily understood, this book is highly recommended for any consumer health collection. [BOMC and Children's BOMC selections; March is National Nutrition Month.?Ed.]?Sue Hollander, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Lib. of the Health Sciences, Rockfor.-?Sue Hollander, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Lib. of the Health Sciences, Rockford
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