Secrets of Feeding A Healthy Family

Secrets of Feeding A Healthy Family

How to Eat, How to Raise Good Eaters, How to Cook

Book - 2008
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An updated edition of a best-selling guide draws on grassroots philosophies to highlight the benefits of healthy eating, in a volume of simple recipes that are complemented by quick-preparation tips and suggestions for adapting menus for young children.
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : Kelcy Press, c2008
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780967118925
Branch Call Number: Health & Wellness 613.2 SAT


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Jan 14, 2013

Fabulous book. Her main point is that enjoyment of food is as important as nutritional content. I am a parent of two young boys and a registered dietititan and I agree with the nutrition information in this book and feel that it is up to date. Her context is not perfect nutrition at the expense of enjoyment of meals and/or meal time which is a good message for any adult as well.

FYI: Call 811 (BC health info line) if you want a review of any nutrition book by registered dietitians working for ministry of health. They may not have reviews on every single one but can at very least help you through your nutrition questions.

Mar 10, 2011

Satter gives you the goods about any nutrition problem you or your family may be having and puts you on track for healthy eating. Take bacon, for example. Unless you are a vegetarian, you probably adore bacon. But many people think it’s not safe. Either it seems too fatty for a healthy heart or its preservatives threaten to kill you by encouraging cancer. Satter explains, though. If we use bacon moderately, we can enjoy it with an easy conscience. Although there is indeed a lot of fat in bacon, its fat profile is reasonably good for us. And she assures us that the nitrite used as a preservative is a good chemical as long as we eat the bacon before the “best before” date. The nitrite slows the growth of the deadly bacteria that produce botulism toxins, and that’s a good thing. On other fronts, her advice on how to manage the picky eaters in the family is helpful. And her recipe notes on what to do the night before and how to involve the children are just what you need to feel confident about cooking nutritious meals at home the family wants to eat. The book might scare you off with its fine print, but it’s easy to read and full of stuff you want to know. It’s not particularly for kids but it’s about kids... and a wonderful resource for families. Well worth reading. 302 pp.

Jan 18, 2011

I liked this book and found a lot of helpful information in here. It would be especially helpful for mothers with young children. The family meals/menus she proposes aren't as uber- nutritious as the latest research would recommend, but the book is full of common sense meal preparation advice. She also addresses the emotional part of eating and meal prep since part of our goal as moms is providing security and stability. She does a really good job of taking the guilt out of it.


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