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Food Fights Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed with Insight, Humor, and a Bottle of Ketchup Second edition Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP, and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP “Presents a no-fuss approach to helping young children develop the healthy eating habits that will see them through a lifetime. Its delightful tone makes it a joy to read and refer to, over and over again.” —Elizabeth M. Ward, MS, RD, author, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Feeding Your Baby and Toddler “The authors do an outstanding job of handling the basics, and this remains one of the best bringing-baby-home books in print.” —Library Journal on Heading Home with Your Newborn • $50,000 marketing budget; co-op available • Authors’ previous books sold more than 150,000 copies More than a simple nutrition guide, this handbook helps restore “peas and harmony” to the various feeding challenges of early childhood. This revised second edition features new chapters on healthy breakfasts, what’s lacking in snacking, learning to read packaging labels, and recipes for success, as well as the big picture on organic foods—information on preservatives, pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, and organic baby foods and formula. Additional focus is placed on the challenges parents are most likely to face—such as starting babies on solid foods, dealing with picky eaters, and making healthy food choices in childcare settings and restaurants—while a wide range of winning solutions are also addressed. With a family-sized serving of useful advice and a generous helping of humor, this resource offers invaluable food for thought and real world advice parents can use every day. A new section on phone apps describes numerous aids already applicable to specific chapters in the book, such as tracking children’s eating schedules and growth curves and nutritional information for fast food restaurants. Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician and national health communicator who has appeared on ABC and Fox News, NPR’s Parent Journal, the Nancy Grace Show, and the Today Show. She is a founder of Primrose School of Legacy, an educational child care center, and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Executive Committee for Early Education. She is an expert on Dr. Nancy Snyderman’s social network, an early literacy advocate for Reach Out and Read, and a member of the advisory board for American Baby magazine and the Walt Disney Internet Group. She is a cofounder of Amazing Me Books and the Dr. Spock Company. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician, the editor in chief of Baby and Child Health, and a medical editor for She has been featured as a medical expert on numerous national and local television and radio shows, such as the Discovery Channel series Kids Healthworks, and in parenting magazines, newspapers, and medical publications. She is a former national chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Young Physicians and the American Medical Association Young Physicians Section. She lives Atlanta, Georgia. They are the coauthors of Heading Home with Your Newborn. PARENTING & FAMILY CARE, 280 PAGES, 6 X 9 15 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 CHARTS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)




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