Healthy Eating for Life for Children
Nourishing growing children is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The foods we eat during pregnancy affect not only our child's development, but his or her health later in life. And the tastes babies learn early on will influence which foods they pull from the refrigerator as teenagers or pick from a menu in adulthood.
Children who learn to enjoy healthy foods have a tremendous asset. The right foods can help them stay slim and healthy, strengthen their immunity, reduce the risk of health problems as they age, and even boost their learning ability. It's easier than many of us might imagine. Healthy cooking and eating will soon be second nature for the entire family.
Starting Life Well: Nutrition in Pregnancy
The Transition to Solid Foods
The Teen Years
Foods and Common Health Problems
Feeding the Mind
Healthy Eating for the Young Athlete
Nurturing a Healthy Body Image
Achieving a Healthy Weight and Fitness Level
Eating Disorders: A Guide for Parents
Plus, 90 Kid-Tested Recipes for a Great Start in Life
Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., is director of the nutrition department at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), overseeing PCRM's Cancer Project, conducting clinical research, working with cancer foundations, and promoting a vegetarian diet among policymakers, dietitians, and researchers.