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Monday, April 9, 2012

Book Review: Food Fights

Drs. Laura Jana and Jennifer Shu, who also wrote "Heading Home with Your Newborn"), continue to bring “peas and harmony” to family meals with practical advice gleaned from their experience both as pediatricians and as moms in their new book, Food Fights, 2nd Edition.

Knowing what to feed children is one thing. Getting them to eat it is quite another! In Food Fights, 2nd edition, the authors tastefully blend the science of nutrition and pediatrics with the practical insights of parents who have been in your shoes―offering simple solutions for your daily nutritional challenges. Whether you've got an infant, toddler, or young child, Food Fights promises entertaining, reality-based advice on:

▪ How to pick your battles (and arm yourself accordingly)
▪ Whining and dining, throwing food, and other dietary distractions
▪ Heaping helpings, TV dinners, fast food, and other nutritional minefields
▪ Eating out, grocery shopping, and travel
▪ The 5-second rule
▪ Drinking and dozing, juice, soda pop, and other classic drinking problems
▪ Sick kids, vitamins, body weight, allergies, constipation, spitting up…and so much more!

This revised second edition also includes new chapters on healthy breakfasts, what's lacking in snacking, and supermarket sanity, and serves up important guidance on making sense of package labels and choosing foods wisely. Add the cornucopia of resources such as recipes for success, a nutrient primer, and phone apps that help families stay on a tech-savvy track to good nutrition and this new and improved edition of Food Fights is guaranteed to leave you satisfied.

My Opinion
This book was written so well and was so easy to read! They pretty much cover any questions you have about food, eating, drinking, and even illnesses that you would have with your children from birth to teen years!

My favorite chapters were the chapters that covered Breastfeeding, Feeding Through Sick and Slim, and the 5-Second Rule! They were very interesting and informative!

This book was really easy to read. They wrote like they were just talking to us and the bold words and extra info boxes throughout the book were really helpful and informative and helped break up the book into easy to read sections!

As pediatricians and moms, Drs Jana and Shu know that it's important to focus on good nutrition, but also to pick your battles. Food Fights offers reassuring and practical advice for parents who are worried about whether their kids are eating too much, not enough, or nothing green.

Buy It: You can purchase Food Fights for $10.17 on

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*Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion.*