Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Book Review & Giveaway: Food Fights!

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you probably know about my kids and their food issues. We have a really hard time eating well, and have recently removed all artificial dyes from the boys' diets in an attempt to curb some less than awesome behavior.

I am always wanting to learn more about how to help them eat better, and how to make them WANT to eat better. So, when I had the chance to review the new "Food Fights" book, I was really excited about it! 

Here is a little info about the book: 

Drs. Laura Jana and Jennifer Shu, (who also wrote "Heading Home with Your Newborn"), continue to bring “peas and harmony” to family meals with practical advice gleaned from their experience both as pediatricians and as moms in their new book,
Food Fights, 2nd Edition.

Knowing what to feed children is one thing. Getting them to eat it is quite another! In
Food Fights, 2nd edition, the authors tastefully blend the science of nutrition and pediatrics with the practical insights of parents who have been in your shoes―offering simple solutions for your daily nutritional challenges. Whether you've got an infant, toddler, or young child, Food Fights promises entertaining, reality-based advice on:

▪ How to pick your battles (and arm yourself accordingly)

▪ Whining and dining, throwing food, and other dietary distractions
▪ Heaping helpings, TV dinners, fast food, and other nutritional minefields
▪ Eating out, grocery shopping, and travel
▪ The 5-second rule
▪ Drinking and dozing, juice, soda pop, and other classic drinking problems
▪ Sick kids, vitamins, body weight, allergies, constipation, spitting up…and so much more!

This revised second edition also includes new chapters on healthy breakfasts, what's lacking in snacking, and supermarket sanity, and serves up important guidance on making sense of package labels and choosing foods wisely. Add the cornucopia of resources such as recipes for success, a nutrient primer, and phone apps that help families stay on a tech-savvy track to good nutrition and this new and improved edition of Food Fights is guaranteed to leave you satisfied.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. A lot of times, I will get a book and think that it will be super helpful but it really isn't realistic, or doesn't apply to my family. However, this book wasn't like that at all!  

Even though the authors are doctors, they write in an easy to understand, friendly tone, kind of like talking to a friend. I really liked that it wasn't just a "manual", you know? It was personal. 

I got a ton of really great tips from this book. I found ways to try to get my boys to eat, and stop snacking so much! 

I really enjoyed the chapters on what to do when your kids are sick, and also the Five Second Rule! These were great chapters! 

We are lucky enough to be giving away a copy of Food Fights to one lucky Flip Out Mama reader! 

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us you want to win! 

Contest will end on 4/30/2012 at approx 11:59 pm. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to claim their prize! 

 (I received a copy for Food Fights in order to conduct this review. All opinions are 100% mine)

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