MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For families with children of all ages, mealtime can become a source of stress and power struggles. Many parents worry their mealtimes are less about family bonding and more about just getting food into everyone before they rush off to sports and activities. Others know it's not ideal to collapse in front of the TV with dinner, but they feel overwhelmed at the idea of establishing a new routine. And still others dread the mealtime battles with picky eaters.
Fortunately, with today's release of How to Feed Your Kids: Four Steps to Raising Healthy Eaters by Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN (ISBN 978-1-77156-098-6, Trout Lake Media, 2015), there is help for all of these scenarios (and many others). In How to Feed Your Kids, Leccisi draws upon her 20 years of experience as a nutritionist to give parents practical, compassionate advice on establishing healthy, harmonious family mealtimes.
"Four simple steps. That's all it really takes to master healthy feeding and growing healthy kids," stated Jill Castle, MS, RD, CDN, 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. "Leccisi does a great job of simplifying nutrition and feeding so that all parents can be successful in growing healthy children."
How to Feed Your Kids walks parents through choosing a place to eat and setting the mood for the family mealtime, establishing a schedule the whole family can count on but leaving room for flexibility when needed, planning menus and cooking wholesome food for — and with — kids, and giving children room to develop their own tastes and enjoy their food. Leccisi's no-guilt approach makes better mealtimes an accessible reality for parents of toddlers to teens, no matter how far off track they've veered and how difficult it may seem to create new, nurturing routines. The author's practical suggestions and extensive resource section will appeal to novice cooks and seasoned foodies alike.
"Leccisi has written a readable and accessible recipe for parents who want their kids to eat right," commented Dina Rose, PhD, author of It's Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating. "This book is a great place for parents to start that journey."
About the Author
Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN is a registered dietitian-nutritionist in Canada and the U.S. She has more than 20 years of experience working with families and educators in clinical, community, and workshop settings in both countries. Her work has been published in Breastfeeding Today, and she is a regular blogger for Mothering.com. Leccisi is the mother of a young adult daughter and the stepmother of two primary school-aged kids.
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