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Ten Speed Press (2018-05-08)
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Parenting: advice & issues


A Month-by-Month Guide to Support Your Child's Health and Development up to Age 2

by Avena, Nicole M.

An easy-to-follow manual for feeding babies exactly what they need to hit physical and intellectual milestones from 6 to 24 months, with 60 simple and delicious recipes. The month-by-month format offers a clear understanding of what foods to incorporate and avoid in a baby's diet.

World-renowned research neuroscientist, nutrition expert, and author of What to Eat When You're Pregnant Dr. Nicole M. Avena presents an essential guide for new parents on feeding babies during their critical first two years. Answering common questions about picky eaters, food allergies, diversifying baby's appetite, eating out or on the go, feeding baby at daycare or when with another caregiver, and food safety, this comprehensive guide offers easy monthly meal plans and baby-friendly, nutrient-rich recipes designed to support your baby's developmental milestones.

NICOLE M. AVENA, PhD, is the mother of two daughters; a research neuroscientist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City; an expert in the fields of nutrition, diet, and addiction; and the author of What to Eat When You're Pregnant and coauthor of Why Diets Fail. She received a PhD in neuroscience and psychology from Princeton University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at The Rockefeller University in New York City. Her research has been featured in Shape, Men's Health, Glamour, Details, Women's Health, Prevention, National Geographic, Time Magazine for Kids, and many others and she regularly appears on television, including The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, the Hallmark Channel, and Good Day NY. She makes public speaking appearances throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Avena has written extensively on topics related to food, addiction, obesity, and eating disorders, and she writes the Food Junkie blog for Psychology Today and also blogs for Huffington Post.

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Mounting evidence supports the crucial role that early nutrition plays in a baby's growth and development. Dr. Avena's newest book, What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler, not only provides parents with a comprehensive guide about which foods to feed their new baby and why, but also features delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes that any baby or toddler is sure to love. In addition, this book dives into the importance of a healthy food environment, how to handle potentially stressful eating situations, and what to do if your child is a picky eater. This all-inclusive book should be read by any new parent who wants to optimize their baby's health and instill good eating habits from the beginning!

Quote: Kristen Criscitelli

The field of nutritional science, like parenting, is filled with many who think they're experts and give plenty of advice but often lack the credentials to do so. And when it comes to feeding your baby, the stakes are high. This is where Dr. Avena steps in: she is a true expert in the field of nutritional science with a scientist's mind and a mother's heart. This book is a must-read for any parent who cares about good nutrition!

Quote: Jennifer Ashton

Dr. Avena has done it again with What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler. As with her last book, What to Eat When You're Pregnant, this is a supremely practical guide toward developing a child's healthy palette that will hopefully last a lifetime. Dr. Avena's scientific background and engaging tone makes this a joy to read!

Quote: Alexandra Destler

Dr. Nicole Avena is a leading expert on nutrition and neuroscience. In What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler, she takes her expertise outside of the laboratory to help you understand what nutrients your growing baby needs for optimal neurodevelopment and how to get foods packed with these nutrients into your child's diet. The recipes included will be a hit with the whole family!

Quote: Dr. Alexis Conason

Dr. Nicole Avena has done it again! A timely and innovative book every parent must read, What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler brings together current scientific and medical information gleaned from credible medical societies and research in combination with sensible parenting recommendations for feeding a baby/toddler today.

Quote: Adrienne Stevens

It is never too early to start eating healthy. Dr. Avena gives the science-based advice that all new parents need on how to ensure their new baby is getting the best nutrition and developing healthy eating habits from the beginning.

Quote: Dr. Chris Ochner

This smart and easy guide for new parents on how to navigate through feeding a new baby and toddler is a great resource for getting your child off to a healthy start in life.

Quote: Mark Hyman

In the ever-changing landscape of trends, myths, and ideas in infant nutrition, Dr. Avena provides solid, scientifically-based information and advice to parents. This book doesn't stop there--it moves one step further by providing simple and delicious recipes based on current knowledge of what is best, and not best, for infants and toddlers.

Quote: Dr. Alycia Halladay

Specific nutritional information and straightforward, fun-to-eat recipes make this a great primer for new parents.

Review: Library Journal

What to Feed your Baby and Toddler is a welcome and hype-free resource for caregivers who crave a practical guide to healthy eating. Health coaches like me recognize that establishing good eating habits from an early age helps little ones develop healthy food preferences that can last a lifetime. Dr. Avena's book also showcases wholesome recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole familythey are as delicious as they are nutritious. What to Feed your Baby and Toddler offers guidance backed by science and real-world experience, encouraging parents to approach the family table with confidence and joy.

Quote: Karen K. Nathan

Getting children to enjoy healthy foods can be a challenge, but Dr. Avena's science-based strategies help parents understand why kids need good nutrition and how to encourage them to like healthy foods from the very start.

Quote: Anna Chapman

What a fantastic resource for new parents! If you want to give your baby the best opportunity to grow and develop, this book makes it very easy to navigate the confusing world of feeding, while giving you the confidence to know you are providing your little love with the best possible start to life.

Quote: Tina Muir

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