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Feeding Your Child for Lifelong Health: Birth Through Age Sixby Susan B Roberts
Synopses & Reviews
How the new science of "metabolic programming" can help you:
Maximize your baby's IQ and development
Prevent allergies and obesity
Prevent or cure picky eating
Teach your child to enjoy healthy foods
Protect against family health problems
AND make mealtimes a pleasure for you and your child!
In this groundbreaking book, two leading pediatric nutritionists--and experienced parents!--introduce exciting new research into "metabolic programming" and make it accessible and practical for every busy parent. They explain:
How the foods you choose can optimize your baby's future development, IQ bone strength, and immunity
The eight key nutrients to focus on
Scientifically based "smart strategies" for working with your child's inborn instincts to build healthy eating habits
Food solutions for common problems--including colic, constipation, poor sleep, and hyperactivity
How to prevent or deal with food allergies or obesity
Easy ways to adapt family meals for kids--with menus and portion sizes for every stage from birth through age six, plus essential tips for food safety
What's more, you can teach your child to enjoy these healthy foods and banish food battles and picky eating forever.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-345) and index.
About the Author
Susan B. Roberts, Ph.D., is Chief of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and Professor of Nutrition and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University. She is an internationally recognized expert on infant and adult nutrition, with research publications on topics including infant nutrient requirements, infant and adult obesity, breast-feeding, nutritional needs of premature infants, and nutrition and aging.
Melvin B. Heyman, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of California in San Francisco, where he directs an active clinical program. He also directs a research and training program focusing on nutritional treatment of acute and chronic diseases, childhood nutritional requirements, and food allergies.
Lisa Tracy is an editor with The Philadelphia Inquirer and the author of two previous nutrition books.
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