How to Raise a Healthy, Adventurous Eater (in a Chicken-Nugget World). Paediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on his or her food journey for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development. In Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater they explain how to expand your family's food horizons, avoid the picky eater trap, identify special feeding needs, and put joy back into mealtimes, with: Advice tailored to every stage from new-born through school-age; Real-life stories of parents and kids they have helped; Wisdom from cultures across the globe on how to feed kids; Helpful insights on the sensory system, difficult mealtime behaviours, and everything from baby-led weaning to Sippy cups; And seven "passport stamps" for good parenting: joyful, compassionate, brave, patient, consistent, proactive, and mindful. Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater shows the way to lead your baby, toddler, or young child on the path to adventurous eating. Grab your passport and go.
Nimali Fernando, MD, MPH, is a Virginia pediatrician and founder of the nonprofit the Doctor Yum Project, the popular recipe and parenting website doctoryum.com. The first of its kind, her innovative new practice, Yum Pediatrics, features a teaching kitchen and instructional garden, along with hands-on learning curricula for families, making it a hot-spot for nutrition education and cooking instructions. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, is a feeding therapist, author of Adventures in Veggieland, and an international speaker on the topic of picky eating and feeding disorders in children. Her advice, found on her website MelaniePotock.com, has been shared in national publications, including Parents magazine. She lives in Colorado. Foreword author Dr. Roshini Raj is the Medical Correspondent for Good Day New York, the Medical Editor for Health magazine, and a regular contributor to the Today show. A board-certified gastroenterologist and internist, she is an attending physician at NYU Medical Center/Tisch Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, with degrees from NYU School of Medicine and Harvard College. Dr. Raj resides in New York City with her husband and two children.