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Eat This Not That! for Kids!: Be the Leanest, Fittest Family on the Block! Paperback – Bargain Price, August 19, 2008
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About the Author
MATT GOULDING is the food and nutrition editor of Men's Health. He has cooked and eaten his way around the world, touching down in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he divides most of his time between computer and stovetop.
“We are learning so much [from Eat This, Not That! and Eat This, Not That! For Kids].” ―Rachael Ray
“I love nutrition, I've gone to nutritionists, but putting it in this kind of stuff that we recognize in our everyday lives with our families, is truly educational. This is great.” ―Bonnie Hunt, host of The Bonnie Hunt Show
“You can still have fun, but there are alternatives.” ―Al Roker, TODAY--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
We've all heard the scary statistics about the rise in obesity, especially in children. Food marketers are doing everything they can to keep that trend alive. According to the Federal Trade Commission, kids ages 2 to 11 will see 26,000 TV ads this year, 22 percent of them marketing food. "The message -- that junk food equals instant happiness -- is one that sticks with a child for all his life." Eat This Not That! gives sound advice on how to combat this problem.
The first chapter has eight simple rules for kids and families to follow:
Rule #1: Never Skip Breakfast. Ever.
Rule #2: Snack with Purpose. (A good idea: popcorn; not the kind saturated with butter and salt, but natural popcorn. Another good idea: Kids must ask permission for a snack, but never need permission to reach for a piece of fruit.)
Rule #3: Beware of Portion Distortion. (A good idea: Buy smaller bowls and cups.)
Rule #4: Drink Responsibly. (A good idea: Keep cold, filtered water in a pitcher in the fridge.)
Rule #5: Eat More Foods and Fewer Science Experiments. (A good rule of thumb: The shorter the ingredient list, the healthier the food.)
Rule #6: Set the Table (A good idea: Keep mealtimes as structured as possible.)
Rule #7: Kick the Sugar Habit. (A good idea: Eliminate foods with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup at the top of the ingredient list.)
Rule #8: Eat the Rainbow.Read more ›
This book showed me that not only do the kids meals often have just as many if not more as the adult meals, but in the wrong combinations and can quite bad for you.
For example, I often eat the PB&J at Panera Bread, with the squeeze yogurt on the side. Organic peanut butter and grape jelly, organic yogurt...what could go wrong? 470 calories, 17g fat and 19 grams of sugar is crazy!
Who knew that McNuggets are better for you than the hamburger in a Happy Meal? Not me.
It is great that the book has easy to make substitutions and ideas to get the most nutrition you can out of a fast food meal. This is a great book for any family to keep in the car for those meals on the go. Everyone can make the most informed choice possible!
I used this book to choose the "THAT" items for my CF kids, and the "THIS" items for my 3rd child who doesn't have it. It's great because it doesn't just focus on calories - also salt, fiber, vitamins, etc. We don't eat out a ton, so I anxiously await the "supermarket" version coming out in Dec.
I'm so glad I bought it .. you will be, too! I was so impressed that I even bought extra for other family members!
The book identifies a family's adversaries in the battle for nutritional health: restaurants, food companies, and marketers that often do not give priority to the dietary needs of young people, but appeal to their weaknesses. The authors deserve a lot of credit for boldly taking on these powerful adversaries and unmasking some of their worst offenses. At the same time the authors helpfully identify healthier choices, often available from the same companies. They equip you as the consumer to not be fooled by claims on the front of packages but to decipher the fine print on the back. They shift the focus from the moment food hits the mouth to the years it spends in the cells.
This is a guidebook that you will refer back to many times. The information is presented in a bright and fun way that will even interest young readers. Between the ratings and facts the authors provide many helpful tips, ideas, and insights exhibiting their understanding (and sympathy) for the challenges of the family food battle. I found virtually all of their advice to be wise and practical. They avoid prescriptions that may be technically correct but probably not acceptable to typical families that want to eat better without taking extreme measures.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is what I expected as far as content. I'm simply let down by the condition of the book. After seeing the information provided it appeared this would be like new.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this book, my son is such a picky eater and this had recipes and great things to help me with that.Published 12 months ago by Michelle Palmer
My son wanted me to buy this book for him (he's 9). He has read every page and has given me instructions on what he Does Not want to eat. Read morePublished 14 months ago by MudCabbage