In this book, Dr. Bill outlines ten changes families can make to raise healthier kids. They include: eating good carbs and fats, making informed food choices and increasing activity. Dr. Bill and Martha have raised eight children and they include tips on what they did to change their diets. Their grown-up kids also provide anecdotes, i.e. how Dr. Jim turned a grocery shopping trip into a learning lab for his kids.
Format: DRM Protected ePub Vendor: Little, Brown & Company Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9780316055673 ISBN-13: 9780316055673 Availability: In Stock
Dr. Sears is a gift to every parent. His down-to-earth style, his practicality, and his common sense approach to the health of your child is better than anyone I have read. With 7 children of my own, I highly endorse all of Dr. Sears' materials. Read, learn, apply, and be rewarded by the results!
Dr. William Sears, a well known pediatrician, has written a book with his wife and two sons (themselves doctors) about getting your kids to eat healthier. He admits that raising healthy kids is getting harder and harder to do. These days, there are fast food restaurants everywhere, school lunches frequently have junk food as a part of the meal, and there is an overabundance of trans-fats and high risk sweeteners in the snacks and foods targeted at children. More and more kids are being diagnosed with illnesses like A.D.D., diabetes, cholesterol imbalances, and being overweight at an early age. These are situations that can be linked directly to the foods that children are eating. The book is broken down into chapters that first identify good foods and then explain how and why these choices can boost a person's immunity. Another chapter focuses on how to make changes that will result in your children craving healthy foods, not junk, and one that shouldn't be missed talks about how to go shopping with young children and still come home with healthy foods instead of attractively-packaged junk. There are also answers to many nutritional questions that parents may have and a section with kid friendly recipes. This book is written in a tone that sounds helpful without being preachy. It helps parents learn how to plan meals and snacks that will instill healthy eating habits that will carry over into adulthood. Dr. Sears is able to share with his readers the knowledge and experience that his family has gained throughout the years, and his sons are proof that his methods work. He uses examples of real families throughout the book along with some very helpful advice for both parents and children. I found the book to be a great reference guide to how different foods help or hinder our health. It will be helpful for those parents determined to raise their children as healthily as they can.