Food Tips for Tots

America is making a mess of how it feeds its children. A new book gives badly needed advice

Considering all the pseudoscientific mumbo-jumbo that passes for nutritional advice these days, I can't help being enthusiastic when a really good guide based on solid research shows up in bookstores. And when the subject of that book is young children's nutritional needs--which are very different from those of adults--you can bet I'm going to recommend it to every parent I know. I'm talking about Feeding Your Child for Lifelong Health (Bantam; $15.95) by Susan Roberts, a nutrition researcher at Tufts University in Boston, and Dr. Melvin Heyman, a pediatric gastroenterologist at the University of California in San Francisco. Their book, which...

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