healthy choices, healthy children

A Guide to Raising Fit, Happy Kids

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.

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.

About the Authors

Lori S. Brizee, owner of Central Oregon Nutrition Consultants in Bend, OR is a registered dietitian (RD) and certified diabetes educator (CDE) with over 30 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’s current private practice sees 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

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