Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Complete Family Nutrition

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By Jane Clarke
Published at DK Canada

About the book

For busy parents looking for new ways to provide the best possible nutrition for their family, Complete Family Nutrition is a one-stop visual guide to delicious, nourishing food that everyone will love.

  • Makes healthy food choices easy, for every stage in life – from babies and children to teenagers, adults, and the elderly.
  • Shows the power of food to ensure optimal growth and development and to help tackle common health issues.
  • Features 50 classic recipes made healthy, inspiring you to boost your family’s well-being at every meal.

My Thoughts

I am so glad I have received this book as I regularly gleaned information from it in order to have a better nutrition – not only for me but for my family as well.   In this book, which is packed with information on how to improve your nutrition, you will learn made this that can become part of your daily routine when it comes to eating.

The book covers everything you need to know about taking care of your body and how to be healthier.  The table of contents is pretty well organized.

Chapter 1:  What you body needs – dealing with food groups, energy=delivering carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, proteins to growth, protein from plants, fiber, fats, dairy foods, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, eating the rainbow, probiotics and prebiotics, water, how much to eat, and count to 5.

Chapter 2: What you and your family need – baby and you, formula feeding, starting solids, toddlers needs, tips for tasty first foods, what do schoolchildren needs, packed lunches, what do teenagers need, food for mood swings, what do I need, eating well during pregnancy, body-boosters for new moms, women at 50 plus, men at 50 plus, eating at seventy and over.

Chapter 3: Simple steps to a healthier you – keeping food at its best, making the most of your freezer, shopping tips, organic option, buzzwords to look out for, sugar: time to cut back, eating less salt, smoothies and juices, coffee and tea, watch your alcohol, children’s weight, helping an overweight child, teenage weight gain, is your child too thin, weight issues in adults, carrying too much weight in later years, daily exercises.

Chapter 4: Different needs, different diets – feeding vegetarians, young vegetarians and vegans, eating fish, cutting out red meat, food allergies and intolerances, cow’s milk allergy or lactose intolerance, egg allergy, wheat intolerance, understanding gluten and celiac disease, peanuts and other common allergies.

Chapter 5: Foods that revive and heal – Why do I feel tired all the time, boosting your child’s energy, eat wisely, sleep well, relieving stress, migraine-type headaches, fighting off coughs and colds, easing indigestion, tackling digestive troubles, food for period pain, boosting fertility, stronger bones, arthritis: easing the pain, eating to ease angry skin, anti-aging foods for your skin, feast for your eyes,  healthy eating for healthy hair, alleviating asthma, dealing with diabetes, eating for your heart, cancer and food, food-boosts for recovery, dementia.

Chapter 6: Classic recipes made healthy – recipes for life, breakfast, fish, meat, vegetarian, sides and starters, desserts, baking.

As you can see the book is packed with helpful information for everyone in your family. 


As I explored this book, I have learned how certain food can help your teenager to be less moody and how to boost their levels of endorphins by simply making breakfast a vital part of their day, encouraging them to reduce the sugar intake and choose fruits over quick sugar snacks.    There was also a special section about arthritis which is something that I am slowly dealing with as I get older.   And you will also find fun recipes to try out as a family.    Improving your nutrition is a step-by-step process for every single people throughout the planet.   This book will offer guidance and suggestion on how you can improve your own meals and how to deal with special needs in your family.

start-fresh-boutique-button-185x185For more ideas on how you can start fresh in 2015 go to the DK Canada Start Fresh boutique.  There you will discover titles that will challenge you to cook more, to eat better, to boost your brain, to develop new skills, to plan your wedding, to grow vegetables in thigh spaces, to be more in shape and to spend more time with your little one.

Complete Family Nutrition is available at your favourire bookstore, even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.


Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned book for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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