The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World | 10 CPEU
Most parents start out wanting to raise healthy eaters. Then the world intervenes.
Explore one of the fundamental challenges of modern parenting: trying to raise healthy eaters in a society intent on pushing children in the opposite direction. Deep dive into the many influences that make feeding children healthfully so difficult-from the prevailing belief that kids will only eat highly processed "kid food" to the near-constant barrage of "special treats."
Develop a deeper understanding of the most common obstacles to feeding children well:
How the notion of "picky eating" undermines kids' diets from an early age-and how parents' anxieties about pickiness are stoked and exploited by industry marketing; and
Why school meals can still look like fast food, even after well-publicized federal reforms; and
Fact-twisting nutrition claims on grocery products, including how statements like "made with real fruit" can actually mean a product is less healthy; and
The aggressive marketing of junk food to even the youngest children, often through sophisticated digital techniques meant to bypass parents' oversight; and
Children's menus that teach kids all the wrong lessons about what "their" food looks like; and
The troubling ways adults exploit kids' love of junk food-including to cover shortfalls in school budgets, control classroom behavior, and secure children's love.
With expert advice, time-tested advocacy tips, and a trove of useful resources, master both the knowledge and the tools to navigate a child’s unhealthy food landscape-and change it for the better.
Explain the many influences that influence child food attitudes, knowledge, and perspectives.
Summarize school policy and parental behaviors that define child nutrition and health.
Formulate protocols to help parents and children navigate through the food landscape and select healthy behaviors and attitudes.
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Book: Paperback, 320pp. Nov 2019. ISBN-13: 978-0190862121