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Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School

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An essential guide to understanding and improving any child's eating habits This comprehensive nutrition guide gives parents the tools for encouraging kids of any age on the path to healthy eating. Pediatric nutrition experts Castle and Jacobsen simplify nutrition information, describe how children's eating habits correspond to their stage of development, provide ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 12th 2013 by Jossey-Bass
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Melissa
Jun 30, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it
I don't read much nonfiction, but I do worry about giving the kids a healthy relationship with food, since my relationship with sugar is....not...good. I have to say, Fearless Feeding is excellent. It answers so many questions, and I would recommend it for ANY parent. My favorite thing is that they take the time to reassure us not to overthink it - for example, the authors look at the whole make-your-own-baby-food craze and suggest that if we're really not into it, we shouldn't feel bad, because ...more
Kendra
Mar 18, 2014 Kendra rated it it was amazing
One of the primary roles of every parent is ensuring that his or her children are well fed. It is a big task: in fact, it is estimated that a parent will feed their child 28,000 times before he leaves for college! In most households, the purchasing, preparation, and serving of food tends to fall on one parent, the “nutritional gatekeeper,” who, consequently, influences about 72 percent of all the food a family eats. This is huge responsibility, and one that elicits fear in many parents. I am not ...more
Elease
May 17, 2014 Elease rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read all of the relevant chapters in this book (so, not the chapters on school-aged children or teenagers), and I found it both encouraging and helpful. The authors are clearly interested in helping others develop healthy eaters, and their tone carries a "you can do it!" attitude (when they could have erred on the side of condescension). The chapter on toddlers was especially helpful for where I am right now as a mom, and I know I'll be using this book as a reference for years to come as my ...more
Kristi
Jul 25, 2014 Kristi rated it it was amazing
This was a very helpful feeding guideline, great for parents with children of any ages. The suggestions are practical (not extreme) and make common sense. Now I am working on implementing what I learned...I will probably end up buying a copy of this book to have as a resource with regular access.
Gretchen
Aug 22, 2014 Gretchen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book to use as a reference as my children grow. I like the premise of providing food and the child choosing to eat or not. It gives me reassurance when I falter and gives me a reference point for my husband who is afraid the children will starve if we don't cater to them.
Stefanie
Mar 21, 2014 Stefanie rated it liked it
Gave me some good insights and I have changed how I approach mealtime in some ways. I wished there was a little more info on nutrition. I particularly wish they would have better addressed sugar intake and guidelines around that. It seemed longer than necessary.
Tyffanie
Oct 29, 2013 Tyffanie rated it it was amazing
Very easy read & great resource for parents & nutritionists working with parents. I really enjoyed this book and can tell I will use it in my professional practice.
Vex
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Good advice, sound principles. Offer what, how, when, and let the child choose if and how much. Don't push.
Michelle Johnson
Mar 07, 2015 Michelle Johnson rated it it was ok
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Not much info I didn't know..and next to nothing I'm not already doing. I need something that will help.

The only good tip I got was to let them lick a food instead of taking a bite.
Kirsten
Sep 23, 2013 Kirsten rated it really liked it
This really hit me exactly where I was. The author's approach matches a lot of how I approach things with my students in the classroom. Great read. :)
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Registered dietitian and nutritionist, former private practice owner, author of Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete, and co-author of Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School.

Mom of four kids. Amateur cook and golfer. Lover of antiques, historical fiction, and labradors.
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