Wonderfoods for Kids by Natalie Savona
In this follow-up to her fantastic "Wonderfoods", nutritionist Natalie Savona selects 60 fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and seeds that are vital for your child's growth, mental development, energy and ability to fight off illness. In fact, with the addition of just water, your child could thrive on eating just these wonderfoods alone. Grouped in chapters relevant to specific body systems: Energy, Tummy, Allergy, Calm, Skin, Defence and Growth, each wonderfood is introduced by its health benefits and vital nutrients, along with expert nuggets of information. Did you know that the beta carotene and vitamin C in sweet potato can help with conditions such as asthma and eczema? Running throughout the book is an invaluable cross-referencing index, highlighting which wonderfoods can help in more than one area. For every wonderfood there are at least two delicious, easy recipes that will appeal to children and the whole family as well as sample menus and lunchbox ideas. A special symbol highlights recipes that children can help to prepare so that they can feel involved in their own diet and learn to be more adventurous in what they eat. If, from a young age, children experience a wide variety of foods, flavours and styles of cooking they are less likely to be fussy eaters and, most importantly, they will take in the full range of vital nutrients needed to keep them fit well and happy.