“This is just the kind of books parents need!” “Antidote to the childhood obesity epidemic”
Healthy Choices, Healthy Children: A Guide to Raising Fit, Happy Kids, by Lori S. Brizee, MS, RD, CSP with Sue Schumann Warner (Paraclete Press / October 1, 2011 / Original paperback / ISBN: 978-1-55725-924-0 / $17.99) is for every parent who worries about how to navigate the world today and raise kids who make good nutritional
choices. An easy, engaging, practical guide, Healthy Choices, Healthy Children is filled with tips, recipes, questions and answers, and relevant spiritual wisdom for
raising well-nourished, active children.
About the Authors
Lori S. Brizee is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in pediatric nutrition with over 27 years of experience, and the mother of two. Prior to moving to central Oregon she worked at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center for 20 years. Lori currently works in private practice with patients of all ages. Sue Schumann Warner is an award-winning journalist and author with over 30 years of experience writing for national and international publications.
Praise for the Book
“Lori Brizee has created a fun, accessible resource for all parents looking to keep their children fit, healthy, and happy. Drawing on her extensive personal experience as a nutritionist and parent she has translated a world of complex research into simple, actionable tips.”
—Susan Carnell, child obesity researcher, Columbia University
“I will recommend this book to all my patients, not just families who have overweight children. It is a useful guide to develop a child’s emotional and physical health, placing healthy eating alongside sleep, exercise, school, and family activities as important ingredients in the development of vibrant, confident children.”
—Kristi Nix, MD; Physician Lead for Kids@Heart, and Mosaic Medical Pediatrics
“Brizee challenges parents to model healthy living. The parenting skills that are put forth in this book will have benefits far beyond physical health and well-being.”
—Maggie Davis, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, CDE; author of Good Food for Life: Planning, Preparing and Sharing
Healthy Choice, Healthy Children: A Guide to Raising Fit, Happy Kids is a practical “how to guide” for parents to help with the challenges of providing healthful, nutritious meals to their children, and help guide parents in useful ways to teach lifelong skills to their children so that they will have a healthy relationship with food and physical activity. This is just the kind of book parents need. It is full of ideas that are easy to incorporate, quick and fun recipes that even the busiest families can use, and a style that is supportive and encouraging rather than negative.
I have known Lori Brizee for over 20 years and her vast experience as a pediatric dietitian is why this book is so great. You will enjoy how she uses personal and client experiences to illustrate the points she is making throughout the book. You will be able to relate to those examples since we have all been there as parents. As a young parent, 25 years ago, I would have loved to have had a book like this one.
—Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD; Past President, American Dietetic Association 2009-2010
“At last, here is a book that pulls together in one place all the information you need to engage your children in a healthy lifestyle. Grounded in the best science and written in refreshingly practical terms, this book will help you and your child right here, right now. Whatever the current state of your child’s eating, sleeping and activity level, you’ll be inspired to take steps that help your child, and your whole family, make healthy, happy choices.”
—Marti Erickson, PhD, co-founder and chair, Children & Nature Network
“If you are looking for a practical, readable book translating healthy eating in to reality look no further than dietitian/mom Lori Brizee’s Healthy Choices, Healthy Children. Lori shares with us what worked for her on the go family even during the busiest times. She writes about real life, family and client stories to show us how to deal with challenging situations.”
—Peggy Solan, RD CD, Pediatric Dietitian, Seattle Children’s Hospital