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Nutrition: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • Eating Right; by Elizabeth Vogel; PowerKids Press, 2001
  • I Will Never Not Ever Eat A Tomato; by Lauren Child; Candlewick, 2003
  • Janey Junkfood’s Fresh Adventure!; by Barbara Storper; FoodPlay Prod, 2008

Ages 8 to 12

  • Eat Your Vegetables! Drink Your Milk!; by Alvin Silverstein; Franklin Watts, 2000
  • Healthy Eating; by Sylvia Goulding; Rourke Pub., 2005
  • Sweet Tooth; by Margie Palatini; Simon & Schuster, 2004
  • The Healthy Body Cookbook: Over 50 Fun Activities and Delicious Recipes for Kids; Joan D'Amico; Wiley, 1999
  • The Monster Health Book: Guide to Eating Healthy, Being Active & Feeling Great for Monsters & Kids; by Edward Miller; Holiday House, 2008.

Young Adult

  • Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want To Know About Fast Food; by Charles Wilson; Sandpiper, 2007
  • The Best You Can Be: A Teen's Guide to Fitness and Nutrition; by Christopher Hovius; Philadelphia, Mason Crest Publishing, 2005
  • The Diet For Teenagers Only; Carrie Wiatt and Barbara Schroeder; New York, Regan Books, 2005
  • Vegetarianism for Teens; by Jane Duden; LifeMatters, 2001

Books for Adults

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Nutrition: Feeding Children of All Ages; by Loraine Stern, ed.; Villard Books, 1999
  • Brown Bag Heaven: A Parent's Guide to Quick, Healthy Lunches for Kids; by Marie McLendon; American Diabetes Assoc., 2005
  • Ending the Food Fight: Guide You Child to a Healthy Weight in a Fast Food/Fake Food World; by David Ludwig; Mariner Bks, 2008
  • Family Guide to Fighting Fat; by Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2007
  • First Foods; by Miriam Stoppard; Dorling Kindersley, 2002
  • Get a Healthy Weight for Your Child; by Brian McCrindle, Robert Rose, 2005
  • Just Two More Bites! Helping Picky Eaters Say Yes to Food; by Linda Piette; Three Rivers, 2006
  • Mealtime Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler and Preschooler: the Ultimate No-Worry Approach for Each Age and Stage; by Ann Douglas, 2006
  • Raising Healthy Eaters: 100 Tips for Parents; by Henry Legere; Da Capo Life Long, 2004
  • Take the Fight Out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child's Eating Problems; by Donna Fish; Atria Books, 2005

Other Resources

American Dietetic Association
Consumer Nutrition Hotline
216 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
Educational materials, answers to individual questions, referrals to dietitians, recorded information.

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
10301 Baltimore Ave., Rm. 304
Department of Agriculture, NALB
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
301-504-6856 (TTY)
Web site:
Nutrition information, specific publications, USDA FDA information service, FDA USDA labeling center, information specialists.

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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