Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right: The Food Solution That Lets Kids Be Kids

Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right: The Food Solution That Lets Kids Be Kids

by Joanna Dolgoff


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Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions: More than 18 million American children are considered obese and are at risk for health problems. In fact, today's generation of kids may be the first to experience shorter life spans than their parents.

Leading pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff's Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right teaches kids how to make healthy choices based on the principles of the traffic light: green light foods are nutritious, yellow light foods are eaten in moderation, and red light foods are occasional treats.

The program, which has a proven 96 percent success rate, can be tailored to suit any child's age, gender, and weight goals. Snacks and meals are designed to ensure that kids get the nutrients they need to not only lose or maintain weight, but to grow strong, healthy bodies. Complete with sample menus, recipes, and an index of more than 1,000 color-coded foods, Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right provides a practical solution for one of the biggest health crises facing America's children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605294841
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 12/22/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JOANNA DOLGOFF, MD, is a graduate of Princeton University and NYU Medical School. A specialist in child and adolescent weight management, she owns two pediatric practices.

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Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
goodncrazy More than 1 year ago
I think we all need a bit of a kick-start in the new year by eating right, especially with our kids! Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right is fabulous, not just for the parent of a child who is overweight, but for all parents. I can already tell you from experience this book is changing how I help my child who is struggling with weight. We were getting portion control right, but now I see our calories and fat amount was way way off.. no wonder we've hit a wall with his weight loss. I love that a Pediatrician created this program and that Dr. Dolgoff is so responsive. She is both on twitter and facebook! No Calorie Counting, No Dieting, No Off-Limit Foods! This is the promise of Dr. Dolgoff's food solution nutrition book. The book contains 11 chapters, with titles like: * Coming to terms: Is your child really overweight? * High Performance Breakfasts * Dinner Destinations and * Restaurants: Be Prepared See? Even restaurant dining is not off limits. That was one of the first things I noticed in Dr. Dolgoff's philosphy back last summer: Make healthy choices and still enjoy the foods and places you love. Dr. Dolgoff's fabulous explanation and categorizing while 'Teaching the Rules of the Road' and how to use her system of Green Light foods (Go!) , Yellow Light foods (Slow down!) and Red Light foods (Uh Oh!) is easy to read easy to use! A simple game plan for understanding and itemizing the foods you already eat (while encouraging new healthy high fiber foods) into Green, Yellow and Red signals. Dr. Dolgoff claims a 96 percent success rate! That's reason enough for me to get on board. Start driving the Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right express.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be fantastic and a must read for any parent who worries if they are giving their kids the proper foods. Dr. Dolgoff's plan is easy to follow and and more importantly, easy to practice in REAL life.
VickiLN on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
With the frightening statistics of childhood obesity, this is a book every parent should read. I love the fact that this book was written by a Pediatrician.There are 11 chapters:1~ Coming To Terms: Is You Child Really Overweight?2~ Learning The Rules Of The Road3~ High-Performance Breakfasts4~ Mid-Morning Power Snacks5~ Lunches That Make The Grade6~ Afernoon Snack Attacks7~ Dinner Destinations8~ Weighty Zone: Special Occasions9~ Restaurants: Be Prepared10~ From Stop To Go: Exercise11~ Winning The Game: A Playbook For LifeAt the end are 3 sections:AppendixEndnotesIndexThis book has 254 pages full of information to help your child get fit and healthy. It has tons of big bright photos of the recipes as well sections called Caution, Detour and Traffic Tips.Dr. Dolgoff teaches us what foods fall into what category:Green Light means GOYellow Light means SLOW DOWNRed Light means UH OHThe recipes in this book are easy to prepare and have few ingredients. The exercises are fun and easy to do.This is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it for anyone who has a child in their life.