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Book Review - Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Updated on May 12, 2012

Parenting poses many challenges, and one of the most important one is making certain that your children’s dietary needs are being met throughout every stage of their growth and development. That’s exactly the need that Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know is designed to address.

About Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and edited by Dr. William H. Diets and Dr. Loraine Stern, the purpose of this book is to provide parents with sound information relevant to ensuring that their children are getting the nutrition they need as they progress from infancy to adolescence.

The book provides critical information and nutritional strategies to help parents understand what their children need from a nutritional standpoint. The first few chapters in the book focus on infancy and move forward through toddler-hood, school years and adolescence.

Additional chapters focus on helping parents determine if their children’s weight is as it should be or if it is too low or too high and provide information on a variety of important topics, including food allergies, eating disorders, food additives, food safety, alternative diets, supplements, risk reduction for various health conditions and more.

The book also features a variety of helpful appendices, including growth charts, body mass index (BMI) charts, food and medication interaction information and much more.

Great Resource for Parents

Whether you are a parent who wants to learn more about nutrition as it applies to your children or if you are shopping for a helpful gift for someone who is expecting a baby or who has a young child, Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know is an outstanding resource. It’s a great way to get answers to important questions about nutrition, as well as a source of information about nutrition-related concerns that you didn’t know you needed to be concerned about - all presented in an easy-to-read format written with a non-clinical audience in mind by qualified health experts.

Thanks to KSB Promotions for providing a review copy of this book.


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