The modern American child's diet is awash in sugar-including mainstays such as juice, chocolate milk, sugary cereals, soda, energy drinks, and fast-food burgers and nuggets with added corn syrup and sweeteners, let alone candy and cookies prevalent at school parties and play dates. Beat Sugar Addiction Now! for Kids gives parents a proven 5-step plan for getting and keeping their child off sugar. Bestselling author and noted physician Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum and pediatric nutrition specialist Deborah Kennedy, Ph.D., give parents a toolkit for avoiding the common pitfalls such as guilt and temper tantrums, managing the 5-step process successfully on a day-to-day basis, and getting their child emotionally, as well as physically, unhooked from sugary drinks, breakfast foods, snacks, and desserts, as well as "hidden" sugars in foods.
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., is one of the leading integrative physicians in the country. He is Medical Director of the national Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers and author of the best-selling books Beat Sugar Addiction Now! , Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Cookbook, and From Fatigued to Fantastic. An expert on the relationship between sugar and chronic illness, he is frequently featured in various media including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, The Dr. Oz Show, and Oprah & Friends with Dr. Mehmet Oz. He resides in Kailua Kona, HI. Deborah Kennedy, Ph.D. is a pediatric nutritionist and has worked in the field of nutrition for more than 20 years at institutions that include Cornell, Columbia, Tufts and Yale. Her doctoral work focused on the impact of sugar and carbohydrates on brain and behavior. She has also worked in the field of childhood obesity as associate director of nutrition at Yale's Prevention Research Center. She currently has a patent pending for a healthy meal delivery system and is the CEO and founder of Build Healthy Kids (http://www.buildhealthykids.com). Dr. Kennedy has worked with noted physicians Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. David Katz. She resides in Guilford, CT.