ABOUT I Like To Eat Treats

The third book in the preschoolers' series, I Like To Eat Treats, excites and educates young children about healthy eating.

I Like To Eat Treats
By B. Annye Rothenberg, Ph.D., Child/Parent Psychologist;

Illustrated by David T. Wenzel

48 Pages, full color illustrations, 8x10” paperbound

Price: $9.95
Published by Perfecting Parenting Press

We all know that eating and exercise habits affect children’s health, behavior, and confidence. No wonder parents feel responsible for teaching their children the most useful information about food and physical activity so they’ll have the best-quality life, now and in the future.

Annye Rothenberg, Ph.D., Child/Parent Psychologist, a specialist in the behavior and development of young children, has joined with several pediatric dietitians in writing I Like To Eat Treats, a story that combines what nutritionists want youngsters to learn about food with what psychologists know about young children’s thinking – to really motivate them to want to eat well. I Like To Eat Treats also includes a section for parents providing valuable guidelines on how much and what kinds of food young children should eat, how to get children to want to eat healthy foods, and much more.

The children’s story, with its colorful and playful illustrations, reaches young children just at the right age and will get them excited about eating healthier foods. It will help them accept where treats fit in – a message that most parents have found frustrating to get through to their kids. The children’s story is about Jack, who doesn’t see why he can’t eat whatever he wants. His parents decide it’s time for Jack to really learn all about healthy foods. As Jack and his parents shop for food for a special dinner, and talk about why they’re choosing certain foods, Jack starts to understand. He even learns why many other families don’t know enough about healthy food, and gets a chance to teach his best friend about healthy and treat food. This story, showing families from many ethnicities, will make a valuable impact on your young child’s understanding of nutrition in new ways that young children can remember – making healthy eating part of their view of the world.

The parent section provides the latest information in a very practical way on the most common food questions:

• How much and what should preschoolers and kindergartners eat?
• How do we get children to eat the food that’s good for them?
• How do we teach children to stay at the table and behave?
• Do children need regular mealtimes? Regular snack times?
• What are good rules for treats and snacks?
• What about picky eaters – how do we get them to try new foods?
• What can we do when young children mostly eat junk food?
• How do we change the overeater’s habits?
• How do we encourage our sedentary child to be more active?
• How can we help prevent later health problems?

The parents’ section also includes many real-life examples and explains how to keep up with the latest nutrition information. It build parents’ knowledge, clears up confusion, and provides many sensible new tools for shifting the family into better eating and exercise patterns.

This 48 page book is illustrated in a warm and endearing style by David T. Wenzel. The book begins with a "what's in this book for children and parents" and ends with a two-page summary of the takeaways in this comprehensive yet concise parents section.

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Perfecting Parenting Press 2015