Eat This, Not That! For Kids: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save Your Child from Obesity

Eat This, Not That! For Kids: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save Your Child from Obesity

by David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding

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Overview

It's no secret that children are getting fatter: 17% of this country's youth are overweight or obese, and the number of diabetic children has nearly quadrupled in the past thirty years. Now, to help combat the problem, David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men's Health, and co-author Matt Goulding have created Eat This, Not That! for Kids. This must-have guide for concerned parents offers detailed analysis and nutritional tips on thousands of the most popular food choices for kids. Covering the best and worst options available at the most popular restaurants in the country as well as the healthiest—and most harmful—foods in the supermarket aisles, if kids are eating it, this book is probably analyzing it.

Other features include:

-Restaurant Report Cards on the best chain restaurants for your kids

-Drink This, Not That! for Kids

-The 20 Worst Kids' Meals in America

-10 "Healthy" Foods that Aren't

-The 8 Foods You Should Feed Your Kid Every Day

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605299433
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 08/19/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

DAVID ZINCZENKO, editor-in-chief of Men's Health magazine, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Abs Diet and The Abs Diet for Women. Once an overweight child, Zinczenko has become one of the nation's leading experts on health and fitness. He is a regular contributor to the Today show, and has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and Primetime Live.

MATT GOULDING is the food and nutrition editor of Men's Health. He has cooked and eaten his way around the world, touching down in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he divides most of his time between computer and stovetop.

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Eat This Not That! for Kids 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Readers familiar with the popular Eat This Not That!: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds-or More! will find this book similar in format- except this time the content is aimed at kids.

The book consists of seven chapters. Here's a brief rundown of what you can expect from each:

-Chapter 1 covers "8 rules of kid's nutrition" which includes such advice as "never skip breakfast" and "snack with a purpose"

-Chapter 2 discusses choosing the right foods at fast food restaurants such as Arby's or Applebees

-Chapter 3 talks about "menu decoding". Since the book can't cover every restaurant you'll ever eat at, it teaches the reader how to read a typical menu- what to look for, what choices to make. It does this by going over general menus of Chinese restaurants, Mexican restaurants, etc.

-Chapter 4 goes over making proper buying choices at restaurants. Here the reader is taught how to read labels.

-Chapter 5 covers eating at schools, which means, of course, the school cafeteria. Vending machines choices are also included because most schools (unfortunately) have them.

-Chapter 6 discusses eating at home. A nice touch here is the sample menus and recipes.

And last but not least, Chapter 7 talks about exercise. Included are sample activities to keep your kids fit. I personally suggest trying a pedometer- kids like to fiddle with them and counting steps is fun too.

All-in-all, I found this to be a great little book and actually quite fun to read with its many pictures. With good knowledge in hand, the only other obstacle a parent faces is getting their kids motivated to carry out the advice in the book- also recommend The Sixty-Second Motivator.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i was once worried about my sons eating habits so i got this book and when i went shopping i bought the foods that it said to buy and my son didn't notice i had put him in a diet and in the next month he had lost 11 pounds
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this book. Its been very interesting to see what foods are better then others for my daughter. I also enjoyed the mac and cheese recipe in the back. I can't wait to get more of these books!!
Ubayb More than 1 year ago
I have purchased all of the Eat This Not That books, and they are not only very informative, but incredibly useful and easy to apply to real life. It's not a "diet book", but rather simple suggestions to help you make healthier choices to foods you already eat, or restaurants you already patronize. Want to eat at McDonalds? These books don't steer you away from doing so, but they give you the low down on what you should and shouldn't eat when you get there. I can't say that I have employed the ideas in this book for my child just yet, since he is still an infant, but when we do start giving him "regular" food, this will definitely help guide his menu.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Eat This Not That book is really informative. With the population of getting over weight in America this book is good for every family. It tells you what to eat when your sick or when you go out. Also it tells you what is better at your local supermarket. During my gym class I brought this book in and my classmates were very interested and so was my teacher. The foods that you shouldn't eat are very surprising and same with what TO EAT. Also it tells you why it's bad and what you can replace it with. It is a very smart thing to have around the house. I'm 11 and I look at the Eat This Not That book for children all the time. It is a smart item to keep around the house. Especially on holidays. Oh yeah it tells you what is better to eat on a holiday. How cool!
oldmovies More than 1 year ago
The great thing about this book is that it is great for any age and anybody.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Readers familiar with the popular Eat This Not That!: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds-or More! will find this book similar in format- except this time the content is aimed at kids. The book consists of seven chapters. Here's a brief rundown of what you can expect from each: -Chapter 1 covers "8 rules of kid's nutrition" which includes such advice as "never skip breakfast" and "snack with a purpose" -Chapter 2 discusses choosing the right foods at fast food restaurants such as Arby's or Applebees -Chapter 3 talks about "menu decoding". Since the book can't cover every restaurant you'll ever eat at, it teaches the reader how to read a typical menu- what to look for, what choices to make. It does this by going over general menus of Chinese restaurants, Mexican restaurants, etc. -Chapter 4 goes over making proper buying choices at restaurants. Here the reader is taught how to read labels. -Chapter 5 covers eating at schools, which means, of course, the school cafeteria. Vending machines choices are also included because most schools (unfortunately) have them. -Chapter 6 discusses eating at home. A nice touch here is the sample menus and recipes. And last but not least, Chapter 7 talks about exercise. Included are sample activities to keep your kids fit. I personally suggest trying a pedometer- kids like to fiddle with them and counting steps is fun too. All-in-all, I found this to be a great little book and actually quite fun to read with its many pictures. With good knowledge in hand, the only other obstacle a parent faces is getting their kids motivated to carry out the advice in the book- also recommend "The Sixty-Second Motivator".
IntelligentBeauty More than 1 year ago
I have no kids, but I eat like one, I'm an eternal child I suppose, so I bought this for me and I loved it some of the things that you would think is healthy and good for you, really is fat and sugar in disguise. The whole collection is a must have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think your kids will be amazed at the food choices that they will be able to make. Suprisingly good choices at school cafiterias, vending machines and at home. Also great Fast Food choices. The best book that anyone has come up with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was shopping at Barnes and Nobles when I saw this book. I have been trying to lose weight bu t am having trouble on my own. With this book I still get to go out and eat great food! And I feel better and healthier already! If you want to lose weight, don't do it on your own! Buy this book. Burger King, Applebee's, all your favorite food joints and take out place are in this book. Buy it now!
DiscoDeb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very similar to the original version of this book (in fact, I think a few sections are the same) but geared towards children's nutrition. Although the concept of the book is still kinda skewed for me (sorry, Spaghettios are not healthy), I appreciate that the focus of nutrition is not just on calories and fat, but also fiber, sugar, and sodium intakes.
06nwingert on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Eat This, Not That for Kids is just as good as the other two Eat This, Not That books (the original and the supermarket version), despite containing some of the same information (i.e. what to eat during certain holidays and what to buy at the grocery store).
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RandiRushe More than 1 year ago
Easy to read - lots of photos; got my 9 year-old daughter interested in eating healthier foods!
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