Reports abound on the direct connection between how well kids eat and how successful they are at learning and competing in sports. But what should they eat? A nutritionist and an educator explain what to feed growing kids ages one to eighteen, including those with diabetes, food allergies, and AD/HD, to develop their maximum physical and mental potential. Meal plans and recipes showcase specific brain stimulating foods along with practical suggestions for preparing and serving brain foods (including snacks) that kids will actually eat.
Vicki Guercia Caruana is a teacher turned writer who specializes in educational topics for teachers, parents, and children. Vicki seeks to educate and encourage kids and those who live and work with them to strive for excellence. She is a professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida. Her best-selling book Apples & Chalkdust has sold more than 600,000 copies. She has written 18 books and is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. She lives in Seminole, Florida. Kelly Guercia Hammer is a nutritionist and personal trainer. She has a degree in Nutrition and Fitness from Florida State University and has subsequently trained and been consult to more than 1000 individuals. Since 1991 she has worked with corporate executives and athletes to stay at home moms and beginning weight trainers. She worked as a personal health consultant/trainer in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria where her clients included Former Mayor Ed Koch. She lives in Sylva, North Carolina.