A guilt-free guide for parents on how to get their children to eat healthy food. Are you concerned about how little your child eats? Are you worried about your child's weight? Is every meal a battle? Positive Food for Kids will help you answer all these questions and more, and give you simple and effective strategies to get your child to eat and enjoy healthy food for life. Dr Jenny O'Dea's groundbreaking research of 5,000 children and their eating habits revealed some shocking facts- one in six children had eaten no fruit or vegetables in the past three days, one in five had had no fruit juice, one in four had had no cereal, pasta or rice, and one in ten had had no milk. Even more confronting was her discovery that poor nutrition not only leads to poor physical growth, but poor brain growth and reduced intelligence, too. In the same study Jenny also found that children as young as six understood very clearly why they should choose healthy food and drinks it would give them energy, help them to grow and 'feel good on the inside'. Her new 'positive food' approach is based on this valuable research and twenty years' expertise as a nutritionist, countless interviews wi
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(233mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Doubleday Australia Pty Ltd
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
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Author Biography - Jenny O'Dea
Dr Jenny O'Dea is a dietitian and nutritionist with over twenty-five years experience. She is currently a lecturer in nutrition and health education at the University of Sydney. Jenny is also the author of three books about nutrition and health, and has carried out many large research studies into body image, self-concept, self-esteem and eating issues among children, adolescents and college students. Her groundbreaking PhD in Medicine from Sydney University focused on the prevention of body image problems and eating disorders among children and adolescents using a school-based, self-esteem approach, and the results of her study influenced health researchers world-wide, paving the way for a more positive approach to preventing body image problems and eating disorders in young people. She has also authored more than fifty research publications in well-known international journals. Jenny is well known for her contributions to the media and public debate about food, nutrition, body image and health, and is a long-time advocate of commonsense and a balanced view-point when it comes to food, nutrition and eating. She believes that food should be enjoyed as both nutritious and delic