ERIC Number: ED407116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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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)
Descriptors: Advertising, Behavior Problems, Child Health, Children, Eating Disorders, Eating Habits, Elementary Secondary Education, Marketing, Nutrition, Obesity, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Pesticides, School Business Relationship, Television Commercials
Workman Publishing, 708 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-9555 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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