William Dietz and Loraine Stern


William Dietz and Loraine Stern

Meet the authors

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William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, FAAP, is the director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to and advocacy for children's nutrition and is the author of more than 200 publications in the scientific literature, as well as the editor of 5 books, including Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children. He lives in Atlanta, GA.

Loraine Stern, MD, FAAP, is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has been in pediatric practice since 1971. She has authored and edited several books and wrote for Woman's Day Magazine for 20 years. She has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today show, and NBC Nightly News, among many others, and has been interviewed for articles in Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Working Mother, Parents, and more.


Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know

This essential guide to good eating gives parents all the information and strategies they need to meet the dietary needs of children from birth through adolescence, as well as the facts about standards of weight and height; eating disorders and special dietary needs, alternative diets, and supplements; allergies; and concerns over food safety.

The new 2nd edition provides updated growth charts, the new food pyramid, and many new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics on topics such as

  • Allergies
  • BMI
  • BPA
  • Breastfeeding
  • Celiac disease
  • Cholesterol-lowering medications
  • Conflicts/picky eaters
  • Constipation
  • Fish, mercury, and omega-3 fatty acids
  • Food safety
  • Food scares
  • Hiding foods
  • Obesity
  • Organic foods
  • Outside influences
  • Physical activity
  • Sodium
  • Vitamins

The book also provides special insights into what's best for newborns, introducing solid foods, how to deal with outside influences (including friends, family, and TV commercials), and much more!

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58110-321-2
  • Product Code: CB0055
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2011
  • Format: Paperback​
  • Pages: 384
  • Trim Size: 9 inches x 7 inches
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
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