Whenever you explore books on "green" alternatives you always wonder how "far-out" the author's approach will be. I can say with all honesty that Dr. Alan Green takes a very common-sense approach to feeding your baby (and YOU!) with health non-processed foods. The key here is "Common-Sense", Dr. Green explains the differences and then gives you a realistic plan for incorporating his ides into your families diet. This is not a lecture, but it is a well-explained approach to help incorporate a healthy life-style to your family.
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- An explanation of various foods and what research has shown to be true.. things like cinnamon, Peppermint, Ginger and such - Recipes that you can insert into your life - Appropriate for beginners and intermediates in the art of eating correctly - Nice tone - not preachy, but it offers you sound advice from a doctor in what has worked for his family - Multi-stage - "Feeding Baby Green" starts with pre-pregnancy and continues through pregnancy, breast-feeding, whole foods and so on. In fact, it is a plan for about 3 years - Describes the benefits of the "Green" approach - it also explains the potential dangers of typical American living.
Final Verdict - I was expecting a tree-hugging approach on how to grow compost assisted peas. In reality, "Feeding baby Green" is a well-though out approach to help encourage a healthy lifestyle for your family.
Being currently preggers myself, I'm all about getting educated for growing a healthy baby both inside the womb and once he enters the world. Of all the things I enjoy about this book, I like its arrangement the best. With the regular insertion of recipes, stories, tips, reports and more, this book lends to an ease of reading that's both episodic (which is often the life of a pregnant and new mother) as well as providing more in-depth information. I'm … more
At one time, I may have been the world's biggest baseball fan. However, now that I have a family I amin danger of falling out of the top 100. In addition to my beautiful wife and lovely daughter (and … more
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?Babies are built from food,? writes Greene (Raising Baby Green) in this straightforward manual for eco-conscious parents. Most of the nutritional advice here will not be new to parents; it?s not specific to parents who are choosing organic or sustainable food. The strength of the book is in its personality. Greene shares his own childhood eating habits and takes a nonjudgmental approach, offering specific brand suggestions for organic baby formulas knowing that some mothers need that option. Parents of picky eaters will especially appreciate the tips for engaging toddlers in new flavors and aromas. Verdict This title will stand out among the proliferation of organic cookbooks for babies and toddlers, as it capably tackles the why (we feed our kids healthy food) and how (to get them to eat it). ?Library Journal Xpress Review(Oct 2010)