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THE HEALTHIEST KID IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Ten Ways to Get Your Family on the Right Nutritional Track
WILLIAM SEARS, M.D., MARTHA SEARS, R.N., JAMES SEARS, M.D. AND ROBERT SEARS, M.D.
ISBN #0-316-06012-7 / 978-0-316-06012-7
Little, Brown and Company
1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
Rating: 5 Cups
With 20 books covering everything from breastfeeding to discipline to dealing with A.D.D. already under their collective belt, the Sears family of doctors has produced yet another superb volume that should have a permanent place on every parent’s resource shelf.
The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood is an informative, helpful, easy to read book brimming with practical ways to improve your child’s eating habits and therefore, their overall health. Explaining the importance of proper metabolic programming in childhood, the point is made that a consistent diet of good nutrition starting at a young age can literally “program” our children’s bodies to be more resistant to disease as adults.
As a parent, the section on the consequences of malnutrition during critical periods of brain growth throughout a child’s development was both riveting and enlightening. It helped to underscore the significance of ensuring a healthy, balanced diet at all stages of a child’s growth—not just during their time in the womb.
Taking both genetics and family lifestyle into consideration, these childcare experts advocate a balanced approach to proper nutrition, teaching how to tailor a child’s diet to encompass everything necessary for them to be both healthy and happy with food choices. With a unique combination of whimsical illustrations, scientific data and a down-to-earth, “been there, done that” voice, the authors have produced a delightful, educational and motivating read. I highly and heartily recommend this book to every parent in America!
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