Monday, February 22, 2010

Red Light,Green Light, Eat Right ~Book Review~

Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right: The Food Solution That Let's Kids Be Kids.
By: Joanne Dolgoff, MD

In her book, Dr. Dolgoff uses the power of play to get more families excited about healthy eating. The book teaches readers how to make healthy choices based on the principles of the traffic light: green light foods are nutritious, yellow light foods are eaten in moderation, and red light foods are occasional treats. Snacks and meals are designed to ensure that children get the nutrients they need to not only lose or maintain weight, but to grow strong, healthy bodies. Dr. Dolgoff also discusses the important issues surrounding child and adolescent weight management and gives tips on how to follow the program while dining out, going to birthday parties, and celebrating the holidays. Complete with sample menus, recipes, 50 fun activities that count as exercise, and an index of more than 1,000 color-coded foods, Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right is great on its own or as a companion to the online program.

Rather than requiring children and parents to constantly track calorie counts and fat content, Dr. Dolgoff has divided over one thousand foods (with appropriate serving sizes) into easily recognizable “green light”, “yellow light”, and “red light” categories and (based upon a child’s height, weight, gender, and age) creates customized plans that determine the number of “colors” that should be consumed at each meal and snack. No food is off-limits and with Dr. Dolgoff’s Weigh, kids are encouraged to be creative with their food selections...and to indulge every now and then!

My Thoughts:
This is a great book for all parents to read. This traffic light system is a fun way for families to learn healthy eating habits. This program offers a kid-friendly approach to help children learn the benefits of healthy food choices and portion control. The lessons taught in this book are ones that will have you and your family living a healthier life today, tomorrow and forever. Whether you are interested in maintaining a healthy weight or encouraging weight loss this book is for you. My family has benefitted for me reading this book.

Want to learn more about this book? You can visit Dr. Dolgoff and purchase this book here.

*Disclosure:I recevied this book complimentary for review purposes, this is my own opinion*

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