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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
...the The Good Food Book for Families takes its cue from the new food guide, updated in 2007, and walks parents through the basics of serving sizes, daily portions and the latest nutrition research. It also includes recipes skewed to these concepts, such as homemade turkey tacos and buckwheat pancakes.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
The user-friendly book contains 150 tasty, healthy recipes and great ideas for school lunches, snacks and family meals. The only book based on the new Canada's Food Guide, it also includes sidebars on topics such as allergies and best foods for brain development. The Vancouver-based authors are both mothers with a keen interest in children's nutrition.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
If you're trying to cook healthy meals for your family, you may want to check out The Good Food Book for Families by Brenda Bradshaw and Cheryl Mutch (Random House Canada, 2008, $25).The new cookbook -- which offers more than 150 recipes -- is geared toward food preparation for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. It includes sample menu planners, as well as vegetarian, allergy and weight management advice, all inspired by the new Canada Food Guide.Bradshaw is an elementary school teacher in Vancouver; her previous book is The Baby's Table.Mutch is a Vancouver-based pediatrician with an interest in children's nutrition.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
from The Good Food Book for Families (Random House, $25), an appealing new family cookbook written by two Vancouver mothers: Brenda Bradshaw, an elementary school teacher, and Cheryl Mutch, a pediatrician. The book contains more than 150 nutritious recipes that are interspersed with small, digestible morsels of food information. Promoted as being the only cookbook based on Canada's 2007 food guide, it would help any family meal provider.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Understanding the new Canada's Food Guide launched in 2007 just got easier with a cookbook and meal-planning book by pediatrician Dr. Cheryl Mutch and school teacher Brenda Bradshaw, both of Vancouver."The Good Food Book For Families" (Random House Canada) addresses myriad concerns, including childhood obesity, teen eating disorders and eating on the run."Canada's Food Guide is the best resource that we have readily available to Canadians," says Mutch, who regularly passes the guide out to her patients. "It addresses the ages and stages from two on up to old age." She points out that the specific needs of children and adults are addressed more thoroughly in the new guide with children categorized by age and sex with specific recommendations for each group."It works if you are a vegetarian, can't drink milk and if of a different ethnic background and choose to eat foods that are not part of the typical Canadian diet."There is a chapter on understanding the guide along with an explanation of what constitutes healthy eating.As an elementary school teacher, Bradshaw sees first-hand the types of lunches many of her students bring from home."It's not uncommon to see only a bag of potato chips and a soft drink in some of the children's lunches," she says.And she confronts the issue of sending children to school without breakfast."The breakfast programs in some neighbourhoods are great, but parents should be encouraged to sit their children down to a nutritional breakfast," Bradshaw says.Despite the fact that breakfast is a rushed time of day, "it takes three minutes to cook a whole-grain porridge and an apple or other fruit can be eaten on the go."The book includes sidebars on the latest medical and scientific information on food and nutrition.And if a finicky toddler is a problem or childhood obesity must be addressed, this is the guide for concerned parents. It also contains 150 recipes.
Dr. Lauren Donaldson Bramley's New Year's Resolution is: "Keep your children healthy, happy and clever with better nutrition ..."     Dr. Bramley, Family doctor and co-author of "The Baby’s Table", is pictured above with her children and was interviewed by the South China Morning Post
Part cookbook, part everything-you-need-to-know-to-feed-a-baby, it answers all the feeding and nutrition questions a parent might have. Filled with over 100 healthy unprocessed, unsweetened, unsalted whole food recipes, THE BABY’S TABLE also offers important nutritional information, cooking tips, weekly and monthly meals planners, growth and development charts, and detailed information on topics such as breastfeeding, formulas, food allergies, when to start solids, and more.

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