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.
“Dialing down the sugar content of your kids’ diets is very important but may seem daunting. BSAN for Kids fixes that. The book is loaded with guidance both sensible and sound, doled out one very manageable spoonful at a time. BSAN for Kids is where getting the health benefits of less sugar for your kids finally lands in the sweet spot!”
—David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M., F.A.C.P., Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center and President and Founder, Turn the Tide Foundation, Inc.
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.