The Yale Guide to Children's Nutrition


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Edited by William Tamborlane; Foreword by Jane E. Brody; Recipes compiled with cooperation from the James Beard Foundation

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What is the healthiest diet for an infant? What constitutes a nutritious school lunch? How do I deal with my adolescent's eating needs and habits? Will my children receive proper nutrients if they are sick, very athletic, or vegetarians? This authoritative resource answers these and dozens of other questions, not only presenting the latest scientific knowledge about nutrition but also providing recipes from famous chefs for delicious and healthy dishes. The book, written by physicians and dietitians at the Yale University School of Medicine, an international leader in pediatric teaching, research, and clinical care, as well as by dieticians, nurses, and social workers at the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, is the most authoritative, comprehensive, and informative guide to childhood nutrition ever produced.

The Yale Guide to Children's Nutrition includes:

• information about nutritional needs at the different stages of childhood and adolescence;

• advice on how to cope with a picky eater and what to feed a sick child;

• special nutritional requirements for children with high cholesterol, eating disorders, allergies, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, metabolic disorders, and other conditions;

• explanations of such nutritional components as calories, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins—and examples of foods that are sources for each of them;

• suggestions for healthy snacks;

• ideas for eating in restaurants with children;

• recipes provided by restaurants and chefs from all over the United States.

William V. Tamborlane, M.D., is professor and chief of pediatric endocrinology at the Yale University School of Medicine and director of the School of Medicine's Children's Clinical Research Center, located in Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.

A selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Children’s Club, and the Nurse's Book Society

"The Yale Guide to Children's Nutrition draws on the wide-ranging experience of a health team—from physicians to dietitians—and proceeds to present the most current scientific knowledge in the area of childhood nutrition—with a commonsense approach. In so doing it helps parents and communities understand childhood nutrition with an approachable it-can-be-tackled mentality."—Antonia Novello

"The way you are fed as a child determines your eating habits for the rest of your life. Sharing food as a family not only nurtures the body but sustains human relationships. The Yale Guide to Children's Nutrition provides the most up-to-date information on the food and nutritional needs of children at every stage of development, as well as many marvelous, child-friendly recipes that will encourage healthy eating. Everyone who cares for children should have a copy."—Jacques Pépin

"This book can help you develop and execute guidelines that can be readily incorporated into family life, regardless of the structure and circumstances of your family. It contains recipes with child appeal from some of the best chefs in the United States, as well as wisdom from some of the leading scientists in the field of children's health."—Jane E. Brody, from the foreword

"A readable and comprehensive guide to nutrition for children. I would be pleased to give it as a gift to the parents of a young child."—Kathleen M. Rasmussen

"Although all the chapters may not be of interest to all the readers, the comprehensive nature of the text is extremely valuable. Parents will be able to use this text as a resource during different stages of their child's development as different issues arise. . . . This well-written book covers a wide variety of topics that are of concern and often misunderstood by parents. This guide will be of great value to parents and caregivers as well as to dietitians who are looking for clear ways to present information to parents."—Linda G. Bandini, Journal of the American Dietetic Association

"A well-balanced approach to understanding children's nutritional needs."—Ronald E. Kleinman, M.D.

"The Yale Guide is recommended as a general reference guide for parents who wish to promote healthy eating habits for their children."—Polin P. Lei, American Reference Books Annual

"A valuable resource, worthy of a place on the bookshelf next to Yale grad Benjamin Spock's child-care classics."—Dale B. Salm, Connecticut Magazine

"This comprehensive book is essential for anyone responsible for feeding children, with topics ranging from breast-feeding infants stroking adolescent athletics."—Connecticut Parent

"An authoritative, straight-forward...sourcebook on nutritional needs from infancy to adolescence...with simple, yet cutting edge recipes from great chefs across the country. . . . A valuable resource, worthy of a place on the bookshelf next to . . . Spock's child-care classics."—Dale B. Salm, Connecticut Parent

"Parents who are concerned about getting [children] onto healthy, nutritional diets will find this book invaluable for reference."—Healthy Eating

"More than 100 physicians, dietitians, nurses, and social workers from the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital worked together to produce this authoritative guide on children's nutrition. In addition to offering practical advice regarding nutritional requirements for children of all ages, this valuable resource dispels common myths and answers dozens of questions covering a range of topics, including childhood obesity, food allergies, vegetarianism, and nutritional management of common childhood health problems, including gastrointestinal and metabolic disorders, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Each of the important building blocks for good nutrition—protein, carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol, vitamins and minerals, fiber, salt, and water—is covered in depth; this gives the reader a good sense of the role and importance of each in a child's growth and development. Throughout the text, the authors provide helpful hints for selecting foods and preparing snacks/meals, reinforcing the message that there is no such thing as a 'bad' food and that balance is the key to good nutrition. The book concludes with a selection of recipes from nationally recognized chefs. Comprehensive in its coverage, well organized, and easily understood, this book is highly recommended for any consumer health collection."—Library Journal

"Just the guide you’re looking for. It offers practical advice on feeding children through adolescence."—Susan FitzGerald, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Authoritative advice from a team of experts, mostly pediatric specialists and nutritionists, makes this a reassuring handbook for concerned parents. Coverage is comprehensive, with topics ranging from breast-feeding infants to stoking adolescent athletes."—Publishers Weekly

"The comprehensive resource guide. . .provides information on nutrition for children at every stage of development from infancy to adolescence. Common eating concerns of parents—what to feed a sick child, how to handle a picky eater, how to assess whether a child is too fat or too thin—are discussed in a thorough and reassuring manner."—Ellen Berlow, Washington Times

ISBN: 9780300071696
Publication Date: February 17, 1997
432 pages, 7 7/8 x 9 1/4
22 b/w illus.