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9780071441865

Eat, Play, and Be Healthy (A Harvard Medical School Book)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071441865

  • ISBN10:

    0071441867

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-02-18
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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Summary

A new prescription for healthy eating for kids by one of the world's most respected pediatricians.

Author Biography

W. Allan Walker, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics, the first Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition, and the Director of the Division of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School.

Courtney Humphries is a professional writer specializing in health topics.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
What Kids Eat and Why It Matters So Much
1(10)
Kids Are Not Little Adults
4(1)
Many Kids Today Have a Diet That Is Out of Balance
5(1)
What Children Eat Now Affects Their Health Later
6(4)
Parents Can Set the Stage for Better Health
10(1)
Nutrition for Young Infants and Babies
11(24)
Breast Milk Is Different from Formula
13(3)
Breast-Feeding Provides Safe, Economical, Ideal Nutrition
16(1)
Breast-Feeding Reduces the Risk of Childhood Infections
16(2)
Breast-Feeding Helps Establish a Healthy Digestive System
18(1)
Breast-Feeding Reduces the Risk of Some Allergic Diseases
19(1)
Breast-Feeding May Reduce the Risk of Obesity in Later Life
20(1)
Breast-Feeding Has a Positive Effect on the Brain
21(1)
Breast Milk Is Insurance for Your Baby's Health
22(1)
Choosing the Feeding Strategy That's Right for You
23(2)
Vitamin D Supplements for Infants
25(2)
Can a Woman Take Medications While Breast-Feeding?
27(4)
Choosing a Formula
31(4)
Starting on Solid Foods
35(18)
When to Wean
36(2)
The First Feedings
38(3)
Start Good Habits Early
41(6)
Supplements During Weaning
47(6)
Thriving in the Second Year
53(14)
A Matter of Taste
54(3)
Daily Intake and Growth
57(1)
Making Food Choices
57(10)
Healthy Kids Aged Two Through Eight
67(20)
A Good Diet Is More than Eating the Right Foods
68(8)
Food Guide Pyramids and the Nutritional Needs of Young Children
76(2)
Today's Kids Have a Diet Out of Balance
78(4)
A Nutrition Strategy for Healthy Kids
82(5)
Weight Control and Physical Activity
87(22)
Being Overweight Is Not Just an Adult Problem
89(4)
Being Overweight Is Not Just a Matter of Looks
93(3)
Why Are Kids Gaining Weight?
96(5)
What Are the Solutions to Childhood Weight Problems?
101(8)
Choosing Better Sources of Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins
109(24)
Carbohydrates
110(9)
Fat
119(6)
Protein
125(5)
Putting It All Together: A Shopping Strategy
130(3)
Fruits and Vegetables
133(14)
Fruits, Vegetables, and Health
134(3)
There's No Substitute for the Real Thing
137(10)
Vitamins, Minerals, and Dietary Supplements
147(22)
What Is a Supplement?
148(3)
Should My Child Take a Vitamin and Mineral Supplement?
151(1)
Vitamins, Minerals, Trace Elements: A Primer
152(12)
Building a Multivitamin Diet
164(1)
When to Seek Supplements
164(2)
Doses and Daily Intake
166(3)
Milk, Juice, Soda, and Other Beverages
169(18)
Beverages Are Foods, Too
170(1)
Water and Hydration
171(2)
Milk
173(3)
Juice
176(3)
Soda and Sweetened Soft Drinks
179(3)
Sports Drinks, Fruit-Flavored Waters, and the Rest
182(5)
How to Recognize a Healthy (and Unhealthy) School Lunch
187(14)
How the School Lunch Program Works
188(1)
And How It Can Fail
189(2)
Know the Competition
191(3)
How Do You Create a Healthier Food Environment?
194(2)
Other Nutrition Programs for Kids and Families
196(5)
Recipes and Meal Planning Tips
201(26)
Foods for Weaning
201(5)
Foods for Kids One Year and Older
206(19)
Easy Packed Lunches
225(2)
Selected Resources 227(16)
Index 243

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