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ERIC Number: ED407116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 309
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56305-101-X
What Are We Feeding Our Kids? What Parents Must Know about Their Children's Unhealthful Diets.
Jacobson, Michael F.; Maxwell, Bruce
Noting that American children consume a diet with too much fat, cholesterol, sugar, and salt, this book translates scientific knowledge about healthy eating into practical steps for parents. Chapters are: (1) "Fat and Cholesterol," examining the connection between fat intake and disease; (2) "Sugar and Salt," including the connection between sugar and tooth decay and behavioral problems; (3) "The Obesity Epidemic," discussing eating disorders and weight problems; (4) "Bacteria, Additives, and Pesticides," including how to minimize bacterial growth and a description of the 10 riskiest food additives; (5) "Eat Your Veggies...and Other Good Foods," describing the benefits of eating vegetables, fruits, grains, and beans; (6) "How Food Companies Seduce Kids," examining how advertisers target children to influence family purchases; (7) "Television, the Sneaky Salesmachine," focusing on commercials and government regulations; (8) "School Food," covering problems with the National School Lunch Program, junk food in cafeterias, and difficulties in serving nutritious, appealing meals; (9) "Corporations Invade the Classroom," describing effective nutrition programs and indicting food-related corporations and industry associations for providing misleading nutrition information; (10) "Getting Kids to Eat Healthy Foods," focusing on nutrition during the first 2 years and encouraging good eating habits in toddlers and children; and (11) "What You Can Do Outside Your Home," including improving school food and joining groups aimed at improving children's nutrition. Appendices contain the Food Guide Pyramid, Healthy Eating Pyramid, a list of fast food chains, and a list of public action groups. (KDFB)
Workman Publishing, 708 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-9555 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A